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Research Manager, University of Cincinnati Cancer Center / Environmental and Public Health Sciences

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati Cancer Center and Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences (DEPHS) are recruiting a Research Manager to support administrative and research activities of the Cancer Center Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BBSR) and the Cancer Data Science Center within DEPHS.  


The position reports to the Director of the Cancer Center BBSR with dotted line reporting to the Assistant Director for Research Finance and Administration within the Cancer Center Administrative Core Office, and manages, coordinates, and assists with the following functions/tasks.  Provides day-to-day administrative support to the Cancer Center BBSR Director. Manages and oversees administrative activities associated with time/effort tracking of BBSR faculty and staff; serves as an administrative liaison for the BBSR, Cancer Center members, and other departmental administrators regarding training, billing, invoicing, customer questions, reporting/tracking, issue resolution, and Stratocore system maintenance; collects Shared Resource usage and associated grants and publication data, and maintains databases;  assures and completes timely and proper billings as appropriate; assists with yearly cost analyses, fee schedules, revenue projections and annual operating budgets for the BBSR; participates in both short and long term staffing plans for the BBSR; assists with the completion of business plans and Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) as required. Reviews policies and procedures to ensure compliance with UC and National Cancer Institute (NCI) regulations, requirements, and expectations; tracks and reconciles BBSR faculty and staff personnel efforts charged to other grants/contracts and the institution’s future P30 Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG); manages the dissemination of shared resource data for BBSR dashboards and preparation of the institution’s initial P30 NCI CCSG applications.  Actively collaborates with the Cancer Center Shared Resource Director of the BBSR and Associate Director (AD) for Shared Resources; the Assistant Director for Research Finance and Administration and accounting team supporting the Cancer Center Administrative Core Office; the Executive Director for Business and Administration (EDBA) and other faculty leaders/staff within DEPHS; and others as required.

Essential Functions

  • Develop a research agenda using appropriate analytical approaches, models, and methods; translate research results into timely and relevant policy recommendations.
  • Coordinate and assist in the development of external funding proposals.
  • Manage, oversee, plan, and conduct research; manage daily activities, including project development, data collection and data analysis.
  • Assist with the dissemination of research findings and maintain systems for tracking project-related presentations, publications, and other outputs.
  • Write and publish white papers, conference reports, opinion articles, blogs and policy briefs.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.). 
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree is required.

Required Experience

Four (4) years of experience in an academic, government, or private-sector research, staff, and/or administrative position.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Master's Degree or higher, with preference for a science degree with biostatistics and bioinformatics coursework.
  • Basic knowledge of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and related softwares (SAS and R, etc.).
  • Ability to build, lead, motivate, and assess a professional team.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with multiple customer constituencies and faculty/staff.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, organize, and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 91023 


Research Manager, University of Cincinnati Cancer Center / Environmental and Public Health Sciences

Date:  May 16, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

Job Segment: Cancer Research, Public Health, Environmental Research, Medical, Research, Healthcare