Pro Tem Radx Field Coordinator
Faculty - Pro Tempore
Eugene, OR, Portland, OR
Biology/Life Sciences, Healthcare/Nursing,
Research/Scientific/Grants, Public Policy and Planning,
Prevention Science Institute
Review of Applications Begins
Immediately; positions open until filled and applications will be
reviewed on an ongoing basis as needs arise
Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include a cover letter, resume, and
contact information for three professional references.
Please note this position does not have to live in Eugene, Oregon
but must be able to travel across Oregon to various testing
The Prevention Science Institute (PSI) is a multi-disciplinary
institute focused on understanding human development, preventing
behavioral health problems, and implementing effective
interventions in community settings. The PSI encompasses focus
areas consistent with the field of prevention science, including
prevention and intervention, and implementation science.
Understanding effective intervention strategies and the outcomes
associated with these interventions across multiple domains of
functioning, including biological, social, and contextual, is the
focus of research at the PSI. The core mission of the PSI is to
improve the lives and well-being of children, individuals, and
families throughout the lifespan. The PSI is committed to research
that expands our understanding of interventions and development
with diverse populations, and actively seeks to promote research
that reduces health disparities in service utilization.
The Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx-UP) grant serves to
scale-up SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) testing to Latinx communities
throughout the state. We plan to collaborate with community
partners and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to continue the
implementation of multiple recurring testing sites in counties
across Oregon. We will also include new testing events at locations
determined by community partners or OHA to be a value-added testing
location. In both of these testing event types, we will continue to
partner with community organizations to implement a Promotores de
Salud intervention to improve health behaviors and vaccination
uptake among testing program participants. Some events in
partnership with OHA will not include this intervention. This
project has the potential to enhance COVID-19 testing access and
reach for a significantly underserved population that is vulnerable
to SARS-CoV-2 transmission and at increased risk for severe
In addition to the RADx-UP events, the Oregon Health Authority
(OHA) is holding a subset of their vaccination clinics in areas and
venues that are specifically focused on reaching the Latinx
community. They would like to hold COVID-19 testing as separate
stand-alone events at these vaccination clinics. OHA has enlisted
the UO to explore if we could begin new testing events in
conjunction with these vaccination clinics, using a contract from
OHA (flow through from FEMA). These testing events and the
associated contract would be strictly a service to OHA/the state of
Oregon, and will not include a research component.
If hired on as staff for either project (RADx-UP or OHA contract),
this position requires travel to multiple COVID-19 testing
locations within a region, approximately 3 hours one way.
This position will be responsible for coordination with the
COVID-19 MAP lab and requires compliance with the human subject IRB
process and HIPAA. The Field Coordinator trains and supervises a
team of testing facilitators, oversees the tracking and completion
of testing site collections, and ensures collection of any
accompanying survey or registration data.
This position requires travel to multiple community COVID-19
testing and vaccination clinic locations within a region, and
potentially across Oregon. This position requires access to
reliable and confidential transportation. The Field Coordinator
will work under the guidance and the support of the Lead Field
Coordinator, and requires the ability to work a five-hour shift in
full personal protective equipment.
- Fluent bilingual Spanish-English speaker.
- Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Biology, Human Physiology,
Education, Public Policy, or related field OR equivalent experience
in medical, human services, or related field.
- Two years of experience including supervision; OR an equivalent
combination of training and experience.
- Demonstrated ability to adhere to confidentially requirements
and other regulations. HIPAA training and biosafety training will
- Demonstrated competency in supervision; leadership skills and
the ability to manage a team of 3-10 people.
- Computer and Excel proficiency and ability to troubleshoot some
- Knowledge of spoken and written English and Spanish sufficient
to obtain, provide, or exchange information. This position requires
excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a specific
capacity for sensitivity, confidentiality, diligence.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact
effectively with diverse populations in a culturally sensitive
- Familiarity with customer service techniques and the ability to
enthusiastically and confidently relate project
- Highly efficient and organized approach to work and strong
attention to detail and thoroughness.
- Ability to manage multiple scheduling issues; exceptional time
- Ability to respond quickly and thoughtfully should logistical
problems arise at a testing site.
- Ability to learn quickly and work independently, with
supervision as needed.
- Ability to multi-task.
- Experience working in a team environment, requiring
participatory decision-making and cooperative interactions among
- Experience facilitating outreach activities or research
activities with participants and/or experience conducting
- Experience recruiting for and/or collecting biospecimen
- Experience managing human subjects' protocols.
- Experience working in higher education research or
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528273/pro-tem-radx-field-coordinator