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Research Specialist Intermediate


Research Specialist Intermediate

  • R0035341
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Research
  • The University of Virginia
The Department of Public Health Sciences at the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia is currently seeking a motivated individual to act as a research specialist and administrator to support faculty research and projects. Specific tasks would include coordinating and implementing research activities, research management, data management, and supporting routine and non-routine program administrative activities.

Specific Responsibilities include:
  • Assist with literature reviews and grant proposal preparation.
  • Assist with grant report and manuscript preparation tasks.
  • Assist with IRB applications.
  • Assist with research management.
  • Ensure completion of deliverables and adherence to timelines, track milestones and timelines across projects.
  • Assist with writing standard operating procedures and other technical documents.
  • Oversee the development of relevant project IRB submissions and manuals of operation, including submission to IRB and PIs for approval.
  • Assist in routine office management tasks.
  • Work directly with PI and other supervisory staff to help support routine and non-routine research activities.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree; MPH or similar preferred
  • At least three years of experience in behavioral, social, or public health research or practice. Advanced degree may be considered in lieu of experience
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proficiency with computer software, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Proficiency with statistical analysis programs (including SAS, Stata, or R) and experience conducting simple statistical analyses
  • Ability to understand research processes and procedures
  • Experience with clinical research regulatory requirements and grant-funded projects, including experience with IRB submissions.
  • Experience with REDCap data management is preferred
  • Preference will be given to applicants with the ability to understand and apply knowledge from health data

This is a restricted position and continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance


Complete an application online and attach:
  • Cover letter to include your interest in the position and your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences
  • Resume or CV

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0035341".

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board: https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and search for “R0035341”

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. ***

For questions about the application process, please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter, rmo2r@virginia.edu

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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