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The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB), School of Pharmacy is currently seeking a Director of Qualitative Research (Director, Research Project) for the PATIENTS program of the Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR) Department. The selected candidate will be responsible for supporting the overall strategic direction research and training initiatives of the PATIENTS program. The Director of Qualitative Research will oversee major research initiatives that include the development related to ethical and human subjects protections (HSP) issues; provide guidance on the study design to be more inclusive of patient and stakeholder engagement, qualitative and mixed-methods research activities; support patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and community-engaged research (CEnR) studies on the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus in collaboration with the UMB Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR); implementation science; PCOR-related initiatives for reducing health disparities; and dissemination of findings to patients and other stakeholders and the communities we serve.
Established in 1841, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMSOP) is the fourth oldest school of pharmacy in the United States. As a leader in pharmacy education, scientific discovery, patient care, and community engagement, the School conducts cutting edge research and engages in a wide variety of professional practice activities to improve the health and well-being of citizens in the state of Maryland and beyond.
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY:
We believe every person brings with them unique strengths, experiences, and perspectives and we value these differences. One of our best opportunities to deliver a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and focused on equality is to hire candidates who share these values.
The successful candidate for this position will be able to describe and demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as well as how they contribute to a respectful, positive workplace.
UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in public health, psychology, sociology, nursing, chemistry, biology or another scientific discipline appropriate to position required. Master’s degree preferred.
Experience: Five (5) years of experience involving program planning and coordination experience in a related field with at least two (2) years in research specialization.
Supervisory Experience: Two (2) years of experience with overall responsibility for program direction, coordination and implementation.
Other: No substitution of experience for minimum education requirement.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of position requirements. Thorough knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to support a mission and strategic vision. Instructional, training, and teambuilding skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships. Skill in consultation and change management. Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Respect and Integrity, Well-being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery.
HIRING RANGE: $103-113K; Commensurate with education and experience.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu.
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.