Program Administrator, Research

  • Job posted by Cambridge Health Alliance

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Yearly Salary




United States


Department: Children's Health Initiative

Location: Cambridge, MA

Employment Type: Full Time

Job Type: Non-Union

Work Shift: Days

Work Days: M-F, 8.5 hours per day

Hours/Week: 40

Requisition Number: hrq-85274

Job Details:

As a key member of the E-SOC program staff, the Program Administrator will have a variety of responsibilities, including, but not limited to serving as the Key Contact for other CHA departments (IT, HR, etc.) as well as for external stakeholders (funders, state agency representatives, family organizations), under the direction of the PI. The role also involves managing project operations for a four year grant to develop and evaluate an integrated pediatric mental health program for children and families cared for at CHA. The Program Administrator will be responsible for overseeing field research; this entails coordinating data collection procedures and activities at different sites, designing and implementing protocols and procedures, supervising the Research Coordinator and collaborating with site-based staff involved with the project. The Program Administrator will work with senior researchers regarding research design and implementation, as well as preparing internal and external reports, and peer reviewed articles. Other general duties include preparing substantive aspects of research grant proposals and IRB applications, and conducting analyses for various other projects, and other duties as requested by the Principle Investigator.


Education/Training: Masters Degree (MBA, MPP, MPH) and previous experience managing a large research project strongly preferred. Work Experience: The applicant should have a strong interest in scientific research, in general, and mental health and/or child health related research, specifically. Experience with grant application process preferred. Experience working in a research setting required. Experience managing large applied research projects or project of comparable scale and complexity. The candidate for this position must have highly developed organizational and research skills, excellent computer and IT skills, and the ability to work both in a team environment and to function independently, yet collaboratively. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills also required. Experience with budget planning, managing financial data, and analytic skills strongly desirable.


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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