Openings: Research Project Manager Job at Vital Research, Muriel Veen Wheatley, in Greater Los Angeles Area | LinkedIn

Research Project Manager Job at Vital Research in Greater Los Angeles Area | LinkedIn:

PROFMEX provides organizations with new insights through rigorous research, focused program evaluations, and effective large-scale data collection efforts. Some of our current projects include program evaluations for three school districts, in-

person interviews with disabled individuals using handheld devices for a national research institute, data analysis for a renowned cancer hospital, and a statewide survey interviewing nursing facility residents face-to-face in over 350 facilities.

 Take advantage of our expertise and experience in the areas of Aging and Disabilities, Healthcare, Education, and Social Services!

he Project Manager is responsible for all aspects of the implementation of large scale survey projects in the aging and disabilities field. Some project examples are: 

  • A statewide nursing home resident quality of life survey, conducting thousands of face-to-face interviews on handheld devices.
  • An opinion survey of persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities, administering hundreds of in-person interviews in five different languages.


1. Project Planning and Implementation
  • Manage all aspects of client projects that involve complex planning, coordination, and resource requirements. 
  • Establish and maintain a practical and well-communicated schedule for all phases of a project.
  • Assure projects are completed efficiently and on time.
  • Oversee data collection, entry, management, and analysis of client data.
  • Manage the administration of surveys on handheld devices.
  • Ensure the accuracy of all client data.
  • Establish partnerships with vendors.
  • Draft reports. 
  • Develop and deliver client presentations.
  • Review current processes and procedures to identify more efficient and effective ways of doing work.
 2. Staff Supervision
  • Train, manage and provide on-going feedback to internal staff.
  • Train and ensure oversight of field personnel.
  • Work with team members to accomplish internal and external goals.
  • Assign clear project responsibilities to project team members.
  • Ensure that project team members maintain a strong client focus, both internal and external.
  • Create and maintain a positive work environment that fosters teamwork, open communication, and creativity.
  • Ensure that team members have the resources they need to be successful.
3. Client and Prospect Relations
  • Communicate with clients to identify needs, answer technical questions about the data and reports, and provide consultation, as needed.
  • Develop lasting relationships with clients that foster return business and the use of additional VR products and services.
  • Deal tactfully with client relations or problems and support project team members when sensitive client issues arise.
  • Promote the image of VR as a trusted source of knowledge and skill in research designs and processes.
  • Support business development activities, including attending conferences, drafting proposals, and delivering prospect presentations.
  • Stay up-to-date on trends in the aging and disabilities field. 


- Master’s Degree or higher in social sciences or business.
- Must be familiar with methodologies used to support various types of client projects, e.g., surveys, phone interviews, face-to-face interviews, etc.
- Must have at least five years of project management experience, managing three or more people in a business environment.
- Must have advanced computer skills and a familiarity with technology solutions.
- Must be willing and able to travel, as needed.

BENEFITS:  Health and dental benefits after three months of employment; vacation and sick leave; 401k retirement plan after one year of employment. 

COMPENSATION: $72K-$82K depending on experience.'via Blog this'Muriel Veen Wheatley 3rd Director of Operations at Vital Research Greater Los Angeles AreaResearch Similar Current Director of Operations at Vital Research Send InMail Gwen Uman3rd Partner at Vital Research Greater Los Angeles AreaResearch Similar Current Partner at Vital Research Send InMail Andrea Nee3rd Research Professional Greater Los Angeles AreaResearch Similar Current Senior Research Associate at Vital Research

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