Research Project Associate

Job description

DescriptionCenter for Asian Health (CAH), Lewis Katz School of Medicine is one of the first in the U.S. dedicated to reducing cancer and other health disparities in Asian American populations. The Center's mission is to reduce health disparities and improve health equity among Asian Americans and under-represented ethnic populations through research, training, community engagement, dissemination and clinical support for enhancing culturally and linguistically appropriate comprehensive health services

The Research Project Associate contributes to CAH’s mission by conducting community outreach, participating in work-related community events and advocate CAH mission and programs. The incumbent will create and implement outreach methods to increase awareness and collaboration on CAH studies/programs. The Research Project Associate also develops, maintains and strengthens existing partnership/connections with Korean (not limited) community-based/faith-based organizations and clinical partners.

Responsibilities include: Providing culturally relevant consultation and training to community leaders/designated staff; act as clinical liaison between CAH team and clinical collaborators and assist with establishing clinical collaboration procedures and communication/reporting process; assist with project planning and coordination for projects in Korean community, with team and collaborating organizations; conduct study/program participant recruitment; deliver education and interventions to participants, based on study/program protocol; organize and deliver patient navigation assistance based on study/program protocol; track project progress and provide progress update/reports; Participate in research data entry; Provide translation of study/program materials; participate in and support project meetings and conferences; assist with developing letters of support, collaboration MOU, and scope of work for grant applications, and collaborators. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience: BA/BS in psychology, public health or related field required along with one to two years of related experience in coordinating research activities. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

*Working knowledge of applicable computer software and applicable professional principles (SPSS, Access and skills in data entry).

*Excellent communication skills

*Evidence of strong writing skills.

*Detail oriented with strong organizational and multi-tasking skills

*Ability to work with diverse populations and multi-ethnic staff

*Ability to develop research collaboratively and independently to further advance CAH goals

*Bilingual proficiency in written and oral English and one of Asian languages (e.g. Chinese, Korean, or Vietnamese)

This is a grant funded position

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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact. 

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)-Kresge Science Hall
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 1/6/2021
Application Due: 1/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time