Project Director Position for a Post-Viral Prospective study

We are recruiting a Project Director for a NIH-funded grant focuses on post-viral issues, involving Mono and Long COVID.  Data have been collected on over 4,000 college students before Infectious Mono, and we are now engaged in a 6-year follow-up of this sample involving the long-term consequences of Mono. In this prospective, longitudinal study, we are also assessing our sample for symptoms due to COVID. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me by email or phone. For the next few days, I will be at the Midwestern Psychological Association, and I would be available to chat with anyone who might like more information.


Leonard A. Jason, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology | DePaul University

Director, Center for Community Research

990 W. Fullerton Ave., Suite 3119

Chicago, Il. 60614

Telephone: 773-325-2018


Pronouns: he/him/his

                                      Project Director Project Description

General Summary
The Project Director will manage all project operations and supervise/facilitate all project staff activities in a prospective study of post viral fatigue among college students. This will cover areas of recruiting, training, interviewing, chairing of meetings, coordinating activities with consultants, writing reports, and assisting the PI in developing budgets and timelines.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Direct and facilitate all project operations and staff.
  • Maintain close contact with consultants and collaborators regarding data collection and the overall progress of the grant.
  • Assist in the recruitment and training of staff and volunteers.
  • Assist PI in writing research papers and reports.
  • Assist PI in strategic planning, developing budgets, and setting timelines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

  •  Ph.D. in Psychology with preferences to Clinical, Community, Health, Developmental, Cognitive, or Social Psychology.

Preferred Requirements

  • Grant Project Management experience.

Managerial Responsibilities

  • The Project Director will supervise several staff, along with Leonard Jason, the Director of the Center for Community Research.
  • The Project Director will assist in writing IRB reports and annual reports to NIH.
  • The Project Director will have will have considerable expertise in statistical methods.

Financial Responsibilities

  • The Project Director will assist in budget management.

Other Skills & Abilities Required

  • Expertise of SPSS and excellent data management skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Participation in weekly project meetings.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.


  • Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
  • Matching retirement plan up to 10%.
  • Tuition waivers for employees and dependents!
  • Full-Time Benefits
  • Part-Time Benefits

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

  • Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported.

Required Background Check:

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Required COVID-19 Vaccination:

Employment at DePaul University is contingent upon receiving all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including the booster, or having a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. To request a religious or medical exemption, please email

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