OPS Research Coordinator

Job no: 521054
Work type: Temp Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Office/Clerical, Research/Scientific/Grants

Classification Title:

OPS - Special Projects

Job Description:

Are you interested in improving people's lives while learning research skills and collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of investigators? If so, working with the STEM Translational Communication Center may be a great place for you!

The STEM Translational Communication Center is seeking an enthusiastic and self-sufficient applicant to serve as an OPS research coordinator I. The successful applicant will work with team members to manage federally funded grant projects that use cutting-edge health communication interventions to promote health equity in our catchment area. This position offers the opportunity to gain training and experience in grant management, participant recruitment, data collection, manuscript preparation, and more. The applicant will work closely with project teams, faculty, trainees, health care providers, students, and community members who develop initiatives and provide health communication related to reduction of cancer burden among underrepresented populations.

The OPS Research Coordinator I will be responsible for coordinating grant-related activities, working on clinic activities, collecting, managing, and analyzing data, supporting research dissemination efforts, and managing consultants and research assistants. The successful candidate will primarily work on research projects related to increasing diversity within clinical research and promoting uptake of preventive health behaviors.

Essential Functions

Coordinate meetings for externally, internally, and pilot funded projects, coordinating focus group and in-depth interviews, planning and coordinating community outreach events, and creating reports.

Assist in project-related data collection that may include but are not limited to administering surveys at study sites, taking notes during focus groups and in-depth interviews, maintaining raw and de- identified data records in accordance with applicable policies and regulations, and preparing data for analysis and transcriptions.

Conduct data analytic tasks such as descriptive analysis of quantitative data using Excel and SPSS, coding of quantitative and qualitative data sets, and preparation of graphs and charts.

Collaborate with research community. Attend weekly team meetings. Liaison with other research coordinators, Institutional Review Board (IRB), Research Participant Payment (RPP) and develop excellent communications with collaborators.

Assist in the dissemination of grant-related findings via mediated and non-mediated channels. Activities include updating website and social media sites as needed and preparing slides and posters for research presentations. Assist in the development of white papers and research presentations.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

The College of Journalism and Communications respects and recognizes activities that are consonant with our mission. We, are committed to a diverse and inclusive environment, preeminent scholarship, crossdisciplinarity education, superior skills development, and collaboration spanning the science and practice of communication to produce significant societal impact on a local, state and global scale.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with experience

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree or combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Education and Qualifications:

Degree in health communication, health sciences, health administration, public health, health planning, or related field strongly preferred.

Preferred Experience:

Experience collecting data in a healthcare environment and working with large research teams.

Preferred Skills:

  • Spanish language proficiency is preferred.
  • Comfortable conducting community/field visits, obtaining clinical information, and providing health information in clinical and community settings.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, anticipate and identify conflicts, and meet deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work well in a demanding, fast-paced deadline-driven work atmosphere with the ability to assess the environment and adjust plans according to situation.
  • Demonstrated integrity, dependability, sound judgment, professional practice, teamwork and resourcefulness to establish and maintain collaborative, positive and effective working relationships with multiple internal and external partners.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must upload a copy of the following documents to be considered for this position:

  • Cover Letter or Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • List of Three Professional References

This is a time-limited position.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

Health Assessment Required:No

Advertised: 13 Apr 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 13 Jul 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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