Research Operations Manager

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7254536 (Ref.No. ej-5323291)
Posted: June 11, 2024

Job Description

Research Operations Manager

Job ID: 269692
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today. Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other.

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found online at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at


Augusta University

Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

College/Department Information

The Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation's largest medical schools by class size, with 260 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG's expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs. Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's and America's children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.

Job Summary

The Research Operations Manager will manage the operations of the Research Section in the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM). The Research Operations Manager will oversee and manage the research section team (including but not limited to the grants program manager, public health analyst, research associates, research assistants, community coordinator, and administrative staff) and implementation of all research activities. The Research Operations Manager will oversee day-to-day administrative, business, and financial operations for the DFCM Research Section. Daily and operational responsibilities include supervision of staff, grants financial management, grants and community team leadership, staff development and mentoring, grants program development, and implementation of grants and community engagement plans.

The Research Section in the Department of Family and Community Medicine collaborates with community and academic stakeholders to pursue community-driven scholarship to advance the health and well-being of Georgians and their communities. Aligning with the central values of family medicine, the section conducts clinical and community research that informs whole person care across the life course in the context of family and community.

The Research Section is also home to HamesNet. HamesNet is comprised of 3 component networks. The Community Health and Research Translation Network (CHART) is a practice-based research network (PBRN) that currently connects family medicine clinical sites throughout Georgia. The Co-Researcher Activation Network (CRANE) is a community engagement network, currently funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute engagement capacity building award. The Clinician Academic Development and Research Education network (CADRE) focuses on teaching and mentoring learners and clinicians in primary care research.


The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Grant Fiscal Management

Directs all aspects of DFCM Research Section Budgets, including extramural grants.

Reviews and approves all budgets for research processes, including internal and external submissions for grants, contracts, and awards.

Executes DCFM Research Section funds according grant requirements, including ordering of supplies, equipment, and approval of travel funds.


Supervise direct reporting staff and student workers in the Research Section and throughout HamesNet.

Screen applications, interview candidates, and either make selection decisions or recommend individuals for hire in the Research Section.

Train and assign work to new and current employees, including all training for human subjects research regulatory processes.

Implement staff support for all grant-funded work.

Provide guidance on performance standards and university procedures.

Independently conduct performance evaluations, including communication with subordinates.

Make recommendations for employee incentive awards and salary increases including merits and reclassifications.

Determine what discipline should be imposed for subordinates, with authority to apply such, and/or submit/recommend same to higher level management.

Create professional development plans for direct-reporting staff.

Research Administration

Prepare Research Section Annual Report.

Provide oversight and coordination for standard administrative functions across the DFCM Research Section.

Organize and direct regular research staff meetings.

Organize and direct regular HamesNet meetings.

Organize grant team meetings.

Regular liaison with research managers in other departments, schools, and units across the university.

Manage office space needs.


Monitor administrative workflow and process with a view toward innovation and efficiency.

Develop long-term operational strategies, working closely with the Vice Chair of Research, to meet DFCM Research Section objectives and ensure team members have relevant resources.

Employ data analytics and assessments to produce evaluative reports and improve efficiencies.

Other duties

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements

Master's degree from an accredited college or university in health sciences and 5 years research experience as a research coordinator managing at minimum 2 studies.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications

Ph.D degree from an accredited college or university in social science, clinical science, research, or related field directly related to the research area with a minimum of 1 year of experience in a clinical or community research setting.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Ability to maintain confidentiality


Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases


Shift: Days/M-F (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position)

Pay Grade: 20

Salary Minimum: $55,869.00/Annually - $75,000

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: 3/15/24 Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

Consider applying with us today!

Select University Faculty & Staff > External Applicants if you are a candidate from outside the university

Select University Faculty & Staff > Internal Applicants if you are a current university employee

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