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Research Coordinator II

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Research Coordinator II

Job No: 531205
Work Type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Alachua
Categories: Agricultural Sciences, Agriculture Operations

Job Description

Classification Title:

Research Coordinator II

Job Description:
The Research Coordinator II for the UF/IFAS Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) will oversee phases of several projects under the direction of Dr. Karla Shelnutt, Professor and Associate Dean and Dr. Nicole Duffy, EFNEP Associate Director. Key responsibilities include: perform research and evaluation activities for a USDA NIFA AFRI grant titled, “A Cost-Benefit Analysis of EFNEP Utilizing Biomarkers of Chronic Disease Risk;” manage Dr. Shelnutt's research lab; and work with the associate director on EFNEP projects.

EFNEP is a federally funded capacity grant program that teaches families with low income how to prepare healthy meals on a budget, among other nutrition skills.


Performs duties for the AFRI grant titled A Cost-Benefit Analysis of EFNEP Utilizing Biomarkers of Chronic Disease Risk. Activities in the CBA grant include:
  • Coordinate and travel to multiples sites for data collection.
  • Overseeing the collection of biomarkers in accordance with study protocol: Hemoglobin A1C, height, weight, pulse and blood pressure.
  • Comply with institutional policies and guidelines when collecting survey responses for study.
  • Oversees participant payment processes in compliance with IRB, treasury management and study protocol.
  • Communicate reminders, updates, and other crucial information with participants, partners, grant team, study staff and other relevant parties, as necessary.
  • Enter participant data in WebNEERS and Qualtrics.
  • Manage supply inventory located in Gainesville.

Managing Projects
  • Supports the associate director with all projects as needed.
  • Works in collaboration with project stakeholders within EFNEP to define project scope, goals, and deliverables.
  • Assisting with interpretation and implementation of policy and procedures through developing work plans and status reports.
  • Coordinates project meetings for the state team.
  • Ensuring the necessary steps are taken by team members making sure the projects are meet on deadlines.
  • Manages students/research assistants in Dr. Shelnutt's lab.


Maintains accurate data records, IRB records, and reports on different projects. Submits reports on time for Supervisor or other designee. Should be comfortable using Microsoft Office Software.


This position requires travel to sites across the state for data collection in Alachua, Escambia, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Orange, and Palm Beach Counties.


Develop and provide training for Extension and research staff on program data collections and grants.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Additional Details

This is a time-limited, grant funded position.

Download File Full Position Description - Research Coordinator II.pdf

Download File EFNEP Core Values.pdf
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF.

Expected Salary:

$50,000 - $60,000 commensurate with education and experience.

The University of Florida offers highly competitive benefits and retirement options, generous leave plans, a health and wellness program that reflects its commitment to quality of life and quality of work, and many more competitive perks and rewards.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and two years relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Valid driver's license.

Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system (teaching, research, and outreach) and must have a commitment to EFNEP core values.

Preferred Qualifications:

Position will involve some overnight travel. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, problem-solving, and organization. Candidates must possess technological literacy and have the ability to learn new software and technology.

A high degree of accuracy and timeliness in all work. Demonstrate a strong work ethic, dependability, and resourcefulness. Ability to maintain complete and organized records.

Fluent in English and Spanish.

Willingness and ability to travel independently.

Degree in human nutrition is preferred.

Ability to utilize statistical software to analyze data. Able to follow directions and complete reports.

Ability to work both as a team and independently preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach to application:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter articulating why you are a good fit for this position.
  • 3 references with contact information and relationship to applicant

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

Health Assessment Required:

Applications Close: 09 May 2024

To apply, visit

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