Research Coordinator

Job description

The full-time Research Coordinator (RC) will provide professional level research support to studies led by the Dean of the College of Public Health, also a professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. One project examines the barriers to organ donation among Asian Americans with the goal of improving organ donation-related awareness and knowledge in Asian American communities. The study is currently testing a pilot intervention and will be recruiting study participants to participate in think-aloud interviews about medical decision-making. The second study will focus on identifying the barriers to organ donation among Black American populations; the study will also develop and test an educational intervention to improve the communication quality during donation discussions with families of Black potential organ donors and to improve donation outcomes among this population.

The Research Coordinator’s primary responsibilities include the supervision and training of 2-3 full-time research assistants, collection and analysis of qualitative data, working with the research team to develop and test planned interventions, implementing quality control procedures, and managing submissions to the Institutional Review Board. Reporting to the Director of Research Operations, the Research Coordinator will assume other duties, such as contributing to grant submissions and peer-reviewed manuscripts, possible supervision of student workers,  and managing research data files. The incumbent may also perform other duties as required.

The RC should have clear experience working with social and behavioral studies in public health. The incumbent should also have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to develop rapport with a diverse range of individuals, other healthcare and healthcare-related organizations.

Required Education and Experience:

A minimum of a Master’s degree in the social sciences, health services research, public health, or related field and at least 3 years of related experience is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrable experience with recruiting study participants and developing recruitment materials
  • Demonstrable experience with conducting qualitative and quantitative data collection
  • Demonstrable experience with obtaining informed consent
  • Proficiency in qualitative data analysis
  • Proficiency in basic quantitative data analysis
  • Experience with REDCap or other relational database
  • Understanding of health disparities
  • Experience working with underserved and underrepresented populations
  • Experience with community-engaged research or initiatives
  • Experience conducting research about sensitive topics
  • Experience with producing reports to external partners and funding agencies
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks and planning
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to adhere to deadlines.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite applications and ability to master other computer applications
  • Availability to work to a flexible work schedule
  • Proficiency in academically oriented internet research (e.g. PubMed) and software (e.g. Mendeley).

  • Experience with video editing and social media communication and marketing in a professional setting
  • Experience with statistical software packages, e.g. SAS, SPSS
  • Experience with analytical software for qualitative data, e.g. NVIVO, MAXQDA

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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-Main Campus
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 9/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time