Employment & Internships

Research Associate Project Director


The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting for a full time Research Associate Project Director (RA PD) to be responsible for managing resources across multiple projects. The PD will have a leading role on some research tasks and a supporting role on others. The PD will be responsible for administrative and project activities that include communicating regularly with staff and the PI, as well as outside stakeholders including legislators, health system executives, and others.


The PD will lead and coordinate proposal writing, schedule meetings and events, and lead portions of background research, data analysis, and report writing. The position will play a lead role in fulfillment of administrative and reporting requirements.


The position requires substantial capacity to independently manage and coordinate research activities. The position will require substantial communication and coordination with a variety of individuals. The PD must be able to develop plans for project implementation and completion, supervise staff, and coordinate with colleagues. The PD must be experienced with literature review, synthesis, and professional writing.




Completion of Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, or a related field.


A minimum of 5 years prior research and experience, including experience coordinating a study and managing a complex project.


This position requires a substantial capacity to work independently. Strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and writing skills are required.


Also important is the ability to think critically and creatively, to help plan the work of others, and to work collaboratively with others.


An interest in health policy and facility with a range of software is desirable.



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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.