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Health Research Coordinator

Furman University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 3, 2023

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
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Employment Type
Full Time

Health Research Coordinator

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Job Title:
Health Research Coordinator

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Full time

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Community Action

Job Summary:
The IACH is hiring an Evaluation Coordinator to help coordinate clinical and community health evaluation and research activities within the Division of Community Action. The position will report to the IACH Director of Community Action and will collaborate with other evaluation coordinators and research assistants across a number of IACH projects. The position will lead quantitative and qualitative research projects including data collection, data cleaning, analysis, reporting, and manuscript development. The position will also be responsible for managing the overall progress of study plans and timelines.

Please review the job description and application requirements in detail. Job applications that do not contain all the required elements (resume/CV, cover letter, and brief diversity statement, which may be included in the cover letter) will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

Job Description:
  • In collaboration with the Director of Community Action, develop comprehensive evaluation and research plans, data collection protocols, IRB applications, and other study materials for IACH projects.
  • Manage overall study timeline and implementation of assigned evaluation and research plans, including supervising research assistants and/or student interns.
  • Perform literature reviews to ensure the use of evidence-based practices and appropriate study methodology.
  • Develop and or identify data collection instruments including surveys and interview guides, using rigorous evaluation methodology.
  • Develop and conduct trainings for external partners on data collection procedures.
  • Oversee data collection for assigned research projects, including collecting data as needed and overseeing research assistants and/or student interns in the data collection process.
  • Develop and maintain data management platforms including RED Cap and Qualtrics for assigned projects.
  • Use descriptive and inferential statistics to conduct routine analysis of data for assigned research and evaluation projects
  • Compile and develop information for grant reports and community presentations with community partners on assigned research and evaluation projects.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Community Action and IACH research partners, lead the development and submission of peer-reviewed manuscripts as assigned.
  • Schedule and facilitate study meetings with external partners, including the development of meeting agendas and meeting minutes.
  • Provide technical assistance to project partners to ensure evidence-based intervention design and implementation, as needed.
  • Assist with the identification and writing of future grants, as needed.
  • Maintains research professionalism and exercises good judgement when handling sensitive data.
  • Participates as a member of the Community Action team and attends relevant IACH meetings.
  • Completes performance review process with supervisor to understand job performance and expectations and how they fit into the institute and university goals. Follows safety procedures.
  • Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically present in the description.

The intent of this job classification description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions in this classification and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

  • Continuous contact with members of own work unit to plan, coordinate, problem solve, exchange information, and make suggestions related to mutual and institutional goals.
  • Frequent interaction with IACH partners to exchange information, engage in creative problem solving and conduct collaborative evaluations.

Responsibility for Final Decisions:
  • Responsible for own work.
  • Reviews work to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and deadlines.
  • Spends time planning, scheduling, and assigning priorities of several ongoing assignments.
  • Reviews work to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and deadlines.
  • Tasks involve interpretation of data and/or procedures to address problems or situations that are not clearly defined. Work involves non-routine/diverse work not defined by procedures.

Reports To: Community Action Director / Institute for the Advancement of Community Health

Education/Skill Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in public health, social work, or other health-related field required, with Master's preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years of work-related experience in research/evaluation of clinical and community health interventions
  • Previous experience with quantitative data collection and analysis, with qualitative research experience preferred
  • Previous experience in developing academic publications including journal manuscripts, conference abstracts, etc. preferred
  • Previous experience working with community partners in the implementation of or evaluation of community health interventions preferred
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to balance deliverables across multiple projects and timelines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Work Conditions: Work is performed under usual office conditions.

Required Application Components:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • As part of our commitment to the community, the IACH embodies the core values of health equity, diversity, and justice. Therefore, as part of our application process we are asking you to submit a brief diversity, equity, and inclusion statement. The diversity statement may be included in a cover letter.

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