Manager, Research & Programs-Contractual/Temporary Soho Location

Job Type

Full Time




Varick Street
New York
New York

United States


About HITLAB (                          

HITLAB is a cross-disciplinary healthcare innovation lab with offices in the United States and in India. We design studies, programs and products to improve healthcare. HITLAB helps organizations ideate, create and evaluate innovative responses to healthcare challenges around the world. In partnership with others whose missions align with ours, we independently and ethically research and communicate the role technology can play in improving the provision and outcomes of healthcare.



HITLAB is an exciting and innovative place to work. It is at the fore-front of cutting edge research and innovation. AT HITLAB, we help Fortune 500 companies, life science, foundations, startups and governments innovate and see ourselves as a means to improve the provision and outcomes of healthcare worldwide. Come join our team of people driven by making an impact!


Position Brief

HITLAB is seeking a motivated individual with significant experience and deep expertise research methods to lead the HITLAB’s innovation research work stream. This team uses research studies to design, test, and validate digital health solutions. The team utilizes unique qualitative and quantitative methodologies that borrow from scientific research and practices and apply them to real world healthcare challenges. The ideal candidate would have demonstrated leadership experience in a research management role, with experience in studying technology-based interventions, protocol and instrument writing, data collection/analysis, customer and contract management, project management and reporting across different stakeholder groups. The ideal candidate must have a passion for innovation in healthcare, strong writing skills and experience in managing/developing teams/people. Familiarity with methods across user experience and design research methods, usability and feasibility testing, pilot testing technologies in healthcare settings, and clinical outcomes and efficacy testing is desired.


Position Description

The Research Manager will be responsible for the following:


50% Research and Program Design and Execution

The position incumbent will take the lead on study/program design, developing protocols for review by Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and ensuring that the team has received all necessary clearances and certifications to conduct the study/program. The position incumbent will guarantee that research activities are carried out ethically and in line with all relevant protocols and guidelines. The position incumbent will identify, adapt or design data collection tools for any given project. Where study subjects are involved, the position incumbent will provide oversight of recruitment and enrollment. The position incumbent will provide oversight of quantitative and qualitative data analysis. The position incumbent will be responsible for project management or assigning a project manager. This will include managing the team, keeping them motivated and managing and ensuring timely deliverables. The position incumbent will be responsible for keeping the sponsor/principal investigator informed on the progress of the program/study and relaying all necessary information. The position incumbent will also be responsible for preparing and managing the preparation of the deliverable(s) to the grant sponsor. This includes written and oral presentations.


20% Grant Development


The position incumbent will be responsible for identifying funding opportunities and drafting research proposals and budgets to secure the same. The position incumbent will also liaise with corporates and organizations that issue contracts or RFPs to ensure the grant proposal meets all relevant guidelines. The Lab works with corporates (Pharmaceutical, Technology companies etc.), foundations and governments worldwide. The position incumbent will need to have stellar ability to envision and storyboard.


10% Publications and Presentations

Working with the Lab’s editor, the position incumbent will supervise the dissemination of all grant findings for peer-review/trade publications/conference presentations. The Lab strives to maintain a high-profile at national academic and government conferences and the position incumbent will ensure that high quality abstracts for posters and oral presentations are prepared and submitted on a regular basis.


10% Organizational Leadership

The position incumbent will be responsible for working with the executive team to devise and implement strategy for the organization. The position incumbent will be responsible for the Lab maintaining productivity, effort utilization, and keeping morale high. The position incumbent will be required to contribute to the HITLAB’s parallel mission of professional development and mentorship for all staff members. The position incumbent will also be responsible for spearheading HITLAB initiatives instituted by the executive team and act as an educator and role model for others.


10% Commitment to innovation

The position incumbent will be required to show a strong commitment to innovative thinking and practices across the board on all responsibility areas mentioned above. The position incumbent will be required to use an innovative lens while proposing new grant ideas. The position incumbent will also be responsible for instituting processes and frameworks that improve efficiency, productivity and the quality of deliverables.



PhD or MPH in epidemiology / bioinformatics/biostatistics/ biomedical research/ health economics/computer sciences or any other related field.

6+ years of related research experience (individuals with wet lab experience need not apply).

Good knowledge of healthcare technology combined with an interest in the field.

Strong research skills- both quantitative and qualitative methods. 

Strong data analysis and presentation skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to translate qualitative and quantitative research results into reports and recommendations.

High initiative and interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage collaboratively with all levels of personnel and work independently.

Ability to comprehend and act on assignments of varying complexity.

Strong knowledge of technology, including experience with Microsoft Office (especially Excel and Access), Statistical Software, Coding Software and Internet Research.



Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

How to apply:                                                                                                                 

Interested candidates should email their curriculum vitae, letter of interest explicitly stating fit with the position requirements, and contact information for three references.

Subject Line:       Manager, Research & Programs


Attention:        Human Resources



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