Assistant Professor of Occupational Health Sciences - Applied Research Manager (Req#: 16859)
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Department:||Occupational Health Sciences 4213|
|Description:|| This position provides day-to-day direction for the existing multi-state, multi-partner occupational safety and health research program addressing the agriculture, forestry, & fishing work force for the Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education reporting to the Center Director. Performs high quality, professional academic functions including research, education, and oversight of Center research programs. |
Works closely and communicates effectively with Center Director/Department Chair, other grant/administrative leadership and staff, project partners/stakeholders, subcontractors and consultants to meet successful project outcomes. Performs with minimal supervision from Center Director, exercises independent judgment, and supervises staff as assigned.
|Duties:|| Reports to and works effectively with the Center Director for the day to day management of the SW Ag Center; provides the Center Director with regular status reports including accomplishments, opportunities, and challenges; works collaboratively to maximize the positive impact of the Centers program. Represents the SW Ag Center and/or Center Director at various conferences, workshops, scientific meetings, and events.|
Develops and submits research project proposals for extramural funding; works with experienced and novice scientists to develop research ideas and grant applications that demonstrate effective outcomes and are translational; this includes guiding the Pilot Study Program with the Center Co-PIs to develop a robust Pilot Study research program.
Provides education and training to residents, graduate students, staff, and other participants in occupational and environmental health education programs. This includes mentoring trainees in research projects/activities, research theses, etc. It also includes:
a. promoting the development of web-based instructional materials to complement video instruction format and other departmental educational activities, and
b. development of coursework and ideas in keeping with the evolution of educational programs within the department and Health Science Center.
Communicates routinely with internal departments to assure accuracy and timely execution of all proposed/approved research, preparation of institutional review board applications and other just-in-time documents related to human subjects protection, sub-contracts, accuracy of invoices, and compliance with budget plan. Monitors and manages project costs to ensure approved projects are completed as budgeted or as revised with appropriate approvals.
Utilizes project status reports, team meetings, assignment charts, project cost data and/or other tools to prepare progress and annual reports including development of the annual budget, and contributes to the Center Evaluation program to demonstrate outcomes and impact of projects and programs.
Works closely with the Program Manager to identify research translation opportunities, manage resource allocation, prepare required reports and develop annual budgets, and cost estimates and projections for Center Director approval.
Informs diverse audiences of research results through written scholarly publications, formal and informal oral presentations. This may include outcome/impact fact sheets, social marketing materials, and social media messages.
Participates in academic administration service functions including but not limited to institutional committee work, academic assignments, national journal and grant review panels, editorial boards, etc.
Assists with preparation and delivery of educational presentations, outreach activities, and other services for stakeholders as requested.
Assists with positive promotion of the UT Health Science Center at Tyler professionally and through various events organized by the Offices of Public Affairs and/or Development.
Responsible for adhering to all policies and procedures of The UTHSCT, CDC/NIOSH.
Supervises staff as assigned.
Performs related work or other duties as assigned.
|Qualifications:||Education: DrPH or other doctoral degree in a related field. Academic preparation in an applied research field preferred.|
Experience: Required: Three years research program management. Demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver educational presentations for diverse audiences. Ability to function effectively as a management team member.
Preferred: Bilingual: English/Spanish.
Demonstrated track record of research and/or academic experience in occupational safety and health in agricultural settings. Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field relevant to assignment is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
For candidates with appropriate experience/skills, the path forward will encourage development of independent research, appointments in our expanding academic program, and/or leadership positions within our major departmental funded research centers.
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