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Research Manager

Chaplaincy Innovation Lab
Job Title: Research Manager
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July 31st, 2020
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The Chaplaincy Innovation Lab at Brandeis University is recruiting a research manager to start in the summer of 2020. The research manager oversees all research with which the Lab is involved and, in some instances, carries out project-based research. The research manager assists Dr. Cadge in designing the research protocols and preparing research budgets on Lab project proposals, in consultation with the PI and other scholars, for grant-funded projects on contemporary spiritual care in a variety of settings.  The research manager is responsible for ensuring IRB approval is in place for all Lab projects.  In addition, the research manager facilitates all activities required to support the completion of the research as agreed upon by Dr. Cadge, the funder and the PI.  The research manager also ensures that projects are completed within the agreed upon budgets and ensures any variations are reviewed with the funder and supervisor. They also work with PIs as needed on data analysis, preparation of reports and appear as co-authors on final drafts.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all Lab research projects on behalf of supervisor, managing progress, facilitating assistance where needed, reporting and resolving issues, and ensuring compliance with timelines and budgets. Ensure IRB approvals, compliance and reporting on behalf of the Lab.
  • Serving as a PI or associate  in research supported by the Lab
  • Consult on research design and development of research budgets. Coordinate with project manager on budget expenditures and publicity. Independently determine necessity for budgetary reallocations across budget lines and secure approval from project funder. Deliver presentations at gatherings of professional societies and related organizations
  • Participate in the Lab's leadership team including meetings, etc. and undertake other projects as requested by supervisor.


Master's degree and 3-5 years relevant experience.  Track record of high quality research. Excellent writing skills. Self-starter, able to work independently with minimal supervision.

This person needs to be an expert in research methods and design, as well as statistical analysis through basic software (e.g., Microsoft Excel) and advanced software (e.g., AtlasTI, Stata, etc.). Must be able to use cloud collaboration tools (e.g., Box).

Knowledge of chaplaincy required and knowledge of Jewish chaplaincy preferred.

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