Research Project Analyst
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
DescriptionThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is offering a unique opportunity for an experienced Research Projects Analyst to be a part of a growing implementation team with the newly announced School of Data Science and Society (SDSS).

SDSS seeks a detail oriented and highly motivated individual for the position of Research Projects Analyst to maintain the interdependencies among a number of highly complex research and team science coordination projects funded by the NIH, NSF, and other federal and state government organizations. This individual will support a range of projects that will then be expanded to include other leading collaborative efforts between SDSS and UNC campus units.

The Research Projects Analyst will be responsible for developing a project management database and managing project execution to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, reporting, and scope in collaboration with SDSS and project leadership and other Research Project Managers as applicable. This individual will be involved with the day-to-day operations for these projects in collaboration with SDSS leadership to include attending meetings, note taking, capturing and tracking action deliverables, communicating with all teams, and tracking how projects are sharing resources, including technologies and people. This individual should be a strategic thinker, team player, and a demonstrated problem solver with a proven ability to make decisions.

Specific tasks include:

Providing program management to include strategic planning, communications, outreach to funded collaborators and/or project stakeholders to help manage team relations.

Coordinating multiple collaborative groups and activities.

Monitoring and tracking project milestones and deliverables.

Recognizing areas for internal improvement and developing plans for implementing updated or new processes and methods to facilitate project outcomes.

Conferring with project personnel to identify and resolve problems.

Working with relevant business offices and project leadership to develop project budgets, and supervising project resources to assure projects stay on track and within budget.

Working with relevant teams to collect data and write reports

Providing project management for proposals include tracking and gathering of required materials and creation of final documents.

Supporting event planning to execute events related to projects (workshops, hack-a thons, training events, and multi-institutional meetings).
RequirementsMinimum: Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. May require terminal degree and licensure. Required: Project Planning and Management: Ability to plan and manage large, multi-faceted and specialized projects and assist with project events. Ability to think critically to find solutions to complex problems. Proven ability to lead complex project initiatives, develop and implement program strategies, and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to assist with the research, development, and execution of proposals including internal and external communications (written and oral) and engagement with collaborators and clients. Ability to constructively engage research project staff to facilitate project outcomes. Ability to understand internal workings of the department in relation to the external expectations of the clients and stakeholders. Ability to edit and analyze scientific and technical informational materials or content. Ability to write well according to appropriate style guides or accepted industry standards. Ability to generate routine project reporting. Interpersonal Ability to establish and maintain a variety of positive and constructive working relationships. Ability to understand internal workings of the department relative to external expectations of clients and stakeholders. Technical: Ability to use and incorporate various hardware and software packages in support of project outcomes. Familiarity with project management tools Ability to research and identify relevant new technologies and make recommendations for use and purchase. Preferred: The ideal candidate will have a PMP Certification and 3 years of experience in project management and/or program coordination and organization. Previous experience with federally funded projects and tools in an academic setting and/or a background in education is a plus.
Company DescriptionIn 2022, UNC-Chapel Hill launched the School of Data Science and Society (SDSS), a new school devoted to data science teaching, research, scholarship, service, and creativity. The SDSS vision is to be a leader in shaping the field of data science through an interdisciplinary and rigorous grounding in theory and methods with a human centric approach to the entire data life cycle. The mission of the SDSS is to empower a diverse community of faculty conducting research in the fundamentals and/or the applications of data science. The school is training undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to be the next generation of data science leaders with the knowledge and skills to thrive in this data-driven world. The SDSS will serve the state, the nation, and the world through premier data science educational programs and innovative research directed to advancing the public good with human-centric and ethical applications. The core elements of the SDSS include porous borders – leveraging our low-walled collaborative Carolina culture to solve major societal problems. Interdisciplinary research clusters that cross disciplines and school boundaries are a vital element of the school. The SDSS is focused on students and education – the emphasis is not just on data science majors but on all students becoming data literate. The school’s culture has an open and transparent structure, governance, and business model.
Event Type
Job Posting
TimeWednesday, 16 November 202210am - 3pm CST
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