Project Coordinator

Job description

Posting Details

Posting NumberS05065PWorking TitleProject CoordinatorDepartmentVPR-Center for Family ResearchAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Office of Research encourages and supports innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative activities that contribute to the physical, emotional and economic well-being of the people of Georgia, the nation and the world. Through partnerships and collaborations, we seek to share knowledge, increase innovation, and deliver the products of our research to the marketplace.

College/Unit/Department website TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with occasional after-hours and weekend work as needed to complete projects.

Advertised Salary$48,000 – $52,000Posting Date08/27/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date09/28/2020Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification TitleResearch Professional ADFLSAExemptJob FamilyResearch And LabFTE1.0Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

The project coordinator in this position will organize and manage research tasks across several large-scale research studies focused on social determinants of health. The lab currently has several studies that are ongoing, including: (1) Annual studies focused on how stressful life experiences influence response to influenza vaccination; (2) an ongoing longitudinal study of African American families in rural Georgia; and (3) a new study of risk and resilience among African American families. Tasks will be distributed across the three projects, and day-to-day work will vary based on fluctuations in each study’s current needs. This person in this position will supervise the work of Research Assistants, who recruit, screen, schedule, and assist with participants’ study visits (across projects). In addition, the person in this role will coordinate with staff at the Clinical and Translational Research Unit at UGA to facilitate data collection. The coordinator is responsible for conducting data quality checks and addressing missing data before preparing data for analyses. The coordinator will prepare (1) all IRB materials throughout the duration of the project, (2) updates as requested by the Principal Investigator, (3) annual progress reports for submission to the federal sponsor and private foundations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or CompetenciesPhysical Demands

Sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying up to 20 lbs. Travel may be needed.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?YesIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?YesDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?YesDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Supervise research support staff (e.g., research assistants) to develop and maintain participant information data system, send research correspondence to participants, schedule research visits, prepare for and conduct visits. Maintain research assistant schedules and facilitate regular check-in’s regarding progress on all activities.

Percentage of time50Duties/Responsibilities

Provide weekly summaries to PI regarding project status. Using excel spreadsheets and other project management tools, develop timelines, prepare project progress summaries, and troubleshoot barriers to meeting project goals and deadlines.

Percentage of time15Duties/Responsibilities

Submit IRB materials and maintain IRB approval throughout life of the project. Prepare and update implementation protocols and prepare IRB modifications in advance of protocol adjustments. Communicate with IRB staff related to updated guidance, clarifications.

Percentage of time15Duties/Responsibilities

Conduct data quality checks and prepare data for analysis. Review Qualtrics data within 8 business hours after it is uploaded in accordance with agreed upon quality standards. Export data at regular intervals, prepare codebook to guide analyses.

Percentage of time10Duties/Responsibilities

Support manuscript development for publication, prepare annual progress reports for submission to NIH Project Office and other research briefs as needed. Conduct literature reviews, draft manuscript sections, edit manuscripts, collate project information for annual funder progress reports.

Percentage of time10Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 8/29/2020
Application Due: 10/28/2020
Work Type: