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Project Director/Research Scientist

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Published 28 days ago

The NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research is seeking to recruit a new member of our team to manage several ongoing research projects, including NIH-funded R01s. Reporting to the principal investigator, and working in collaboration with the executive leadership team, the project director will lend their expertise and leadership to oversee several ongoing research studies at NYU McSilver, including but not limited to study oversight, implementation, manuscript preparation, coordination with the research team, and oversight of IRB protocols. They will work with faculty and students on these research projects and will supervise study staff.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We invite candidates to apply via Interfolio and upload a letter of application and resume at the following link:


  • Coordination of the research process to ensure that it is completed in a timely manner and in accordance with IRB standards
  • Ensuring that research activities do not violate ethical standards or laws
  • Providing leadership to research teams, including managing budgets and hiring staff members
  • Supervising research staff
  • Collaborating with investigators and consultants on research study aims
  • Leading research administration efforts on behalf of studies (i.e., submit progress reports, have regular budget meetings, oversee participant engagement)


  • PhD or equivalent qualifications in public health, social sciences, or health sciences
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of research and evaluation experience, and a minimum three (3) years of leadership experience in a nonprofit, government, academic, or philanthropic setting
  • Demonstrated understanding of research models, methodology, and processes
  • Demonstrated experience in building and/or managing a high-performing team for translational and/or applied research
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of program planning, organizational structure, budgeting, and administrative operations in the context of a university environment
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and compile complex data for decision making, policy changes, and identifying potential opportunities for growth and innovation
  • Ability to compose reports, presentations, and written communication in an organized, logical, and concise manner.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to represent the organization externally across a wide range of stakeholders and constituencies 
  • Ability to successfully navigate in a fast-paced, outcomes-driven environment.


NYU McSilver is committed to creating new knowledge about the root causes of poverty, developing evidence-based interventions to address its consequences, and rapidly translating research findings into action through policy and best practices.

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The NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research is seeking to recruit a new member of our team to manage several ongoing research projects, including NIH-funded R01s. Reporting to the principal investigator, and working in…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
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    July 31, 2022
  • Education
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    Master's Degree Required
  • Experience Level
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