Research Communications Manager, SON Projects And Grants (PBL work up to 19hrs per wk)

UTMB HEALTH   GALVESTON, TX   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on August 5, 2022
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Job Description:
Responsible for ensuring communication programs for the department are evidenced-based and informed by available research. Liaising with program staff and support services departments regarding all research and communication activities. Manages the development and planning of research studies and projects; oversee needs assessments, work production, evaluation of research studies, and the development and planning of communications/marketing plans and materials, in coordination with the Office of Public Affairs as appropriate. 


Specific Job Related Duties:

  • Spearheads communications activities in line with specific research program, ensuring campaigns are based on available research. 
  • Coordinates the development and distribution of publications and ensure they meet the intended purpose and desired level of quality. 
  • Develops and oversees the implementation of research communications plans that are evidenced-based. 
  • Enhances the quality and effectiveness of grant proposals and journal manuscripts. 
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationship with partners and stakeholders, by ensuring the fluid transfer of information and the utilization of research findings in communication strategies. 
  • Reviews, monitors, and develops team procedures and systems to ensure ongoing efficiency and effectiveness. 
  • Develops and disseminates tools to facilitate planning, writing and editing of proposals and manuscripts. 
  • Advises authors regarding clarity, consistency, adherence to funding, agency, and organization guidelines. 
  • Prioritizes and schedules projects and request for use of resources. 
  • Provides editing, coordination, and harmony for large, multi-investigator grant projects. 
  • Produces informational and promotional materials, such as presentations and brochures. 
  • May supervise the work of others including analyzing workload, determining work priority, assigning duties and overseeing work progress. 
  • Works with Researchers to develop and edit grant proposals and manuscripts. 
  • Works with the Office of Public Affairs on news releases.
  • Works with the IS web team to develop and maintain content for websites. 
  • Identifies appropriate internal controls and provide mechanisms to monitor and enforce compliance. 
  • Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure. 


Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in related field and five years of relevant experience. 


Salary Range:
Commensurate with experience.


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