The NRI and this position are in Kannapolis, NC, in the Charlotte region.

Position Summary:

The Research Project Manager will oversee and manage a three-year design and feasibility study. This study requires oversight and adherence to study protocol and guidance leadership over a project team. The study will (a) Examine the feasibility and acceptability of a 6-month culturally-tailored diabetes self-management education program + Appetite self-regulation intervention among African Americans with type 2 diabetes and reported binge eating, and (b) assess its preliminary efficacy in improving HbA1c. The study will be conducted in Kannapolis, NC, at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute. The primary outcome is feasibility of recruitment, attendance, and attrition. Secondary outcomes include change in physiologic, behavioral, and psychosocial measures.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. May require terminal degree and licensure.

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of conducting all aspects of community-based research, public health intervention planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Knowledge of health disparities, disparities in rural settings, and obesity and diabetes prevention
  • Excellent research skills, including in the areas of developing qualitative research questions, conducting focus groups and in-depth interviews, and IRB applications
  • Ability to work with biostatisticians to develop data entry templates, codebooks, and methods for data quality assurance
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to present an overview of projects to research staff and recruitment site personnel
  • Ability to work with peers and supervisory staff in a professional manner and to interact effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to provide guidance and leadership to research staff

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in community-based or community-engaged research
  • Experience conducting research to prevent and treat type 2 diabetes

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.