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Company: Brown University
Location: Providence, RI
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Description:

The purpose of this position is to coordinate, manage and support research conducted within the Brown University Pandemic Center. The Program Manager will join a dynamic and growing team to execute projects with the aim of ensuring that the world better understands catastrophic threats, their far-reaching casualties, and develops the tools, policies, and practices to mitigate and prevent their impact.

Reporting to and working closely with the Associate Director of Research and Program Management, the Program Manager takes the lead on operationalizing and executing diverse projects such as university-wide collaborations, policy and research reports, seminar series, handbooks, and research and evaluation initiatives. The Program Manager will work with a diverse team and engage stakeholders across Brown university and beyond, in academia, industry and government. The Program Manager may also assist with other aspects of the project including data analysis, scientific writing, manuscript preparation, and grant writing. The role may involve the supervision of student employees and volunteers.

Job Qualifications


  • Master's Degree with a minimum of 3 (three) to 5 (five) years of experience in multidisciplinary research management. Coursework or experience in related fields can substitute for educational level.
  • Project management training/certification a plus  


  • Proven excellence of organizational skills, attention to detail, and strong communication
  • Experience with qualitative interviewing is preferred but not required; willingness to be trained for these procedures
  • Previous experience with complex meeting scheduling and planning preferred  
  • Previous experience working with internal and external, high-level stakeholders
  • Experience working in a public health or public health academic setting preferred with understanding of research management processes (with a preference for global pandemic research)
  • Experience working across multi-cultural global teams strongly preferred
  • Experience working with IRB applications and grant/IRB reporting preferred

Job Competencies:

  • Must be a team player willing to jump in and assist where needed
  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail/accuracy
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills
  • Proven flexibility in adjusting to changing demands and deadlines
  • Demonstrated capacity to switch between leading an effort and contributing to another
  • Ability to sustain a high level of productivity and work independently while being part of a collaborative team
  • Proficiency with Google Drive, MS Office, Google. Experience with Canva, Illustrator, and Mailchimp is a plus
  • Sound judgment, discretion and confidentiality in handling sensitive matters
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment
  • Efficient time management skills
  • Knowledge of research study design and the publication process preferred
  • Flexibility in scheduling – some early morning, evenings and weekends required

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 5/1/2024, which may be extended based upon available funding.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Brown University is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion and equity. Candidates must possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Brown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Recruiting Start Date:


Job Posting Title:

Program Manager


Department of Epidemiology


Grade 10

Worker Type:


Worker Sub-Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Position Classification:

Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:

In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person's race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

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