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Research Coordinator

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

The Study Interviewer will be responsible for conducting interviews with women who inject drugs (WWID) participating in a large HIV prevention study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The purpose of this research is to understand if and how addressing traumatic violent experiences and substance use helps women reduce HIV-related risk behaviors over time. The Study Interviewer will work closely with the study Principal Investigator, the study coordinator, and the PrEP Clinic staff. All interviews will take place at Prevention Point Philadelphia, a harm reduction center located in Kensington, Philadelphia.

Health Equity Advancement Lab (HEAL): The Health Equity Advancement Lab (HEAL) at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University uses community-engaged research methods to understand how individual and social factors impact drug use, sexual health, and access to health care. Our goal is to use this information to support the creation, implementation, and dissemination of evidence-based behavioral and structural interventions that improve the well-being of vulnerable and marginalized groups. Please visit for more information about HEAL

Essential Functions
  • Conducting outreach to help recruit and retain new participants
  • Explaining study procedures to participants
  • Obtaining informed consent
  • Administering quantitative assessments and qualitative interviews
  • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens for submission to an external laboratory
  • Performing laboratory tests on premises (including urine drug screens and the collection of scalp hair for adherence testing)
  • Triaging and directly linking participants to harm reduction and medical services (including, but not limited to, case management, drug and alcohol treatment assessments, or wound care at Prevention Point Philadelphia)
  • Promoting and maintaining participant confidentiality as required by university and federal policy
  • Documenting study visits in REDcap, a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, public health, nursing, other helping profession, or liberal arts
  • At least one-year work experience with communities impacted by HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, substance use, poverty, and/or homelessness
  • Strong commitment to social justice, harm reduction, and trauma-informed care
  • Knowledgeable about HIV, HIV testing, and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, specifically conflict resolution and de-escalation
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Collaborative approach to work and ability to work in a multi-person, interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to communicate effectively with persons of varying educational, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • This position is full time and is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Ideal for candidates with weekend and/or evening availability
  • Applicants should have transportation to/from Drexel University and to Prevention Point Philadelphia in Kensington
  • This position will be based at Prevention Point Philadelphia in Kensington
  • This project is well-suited for individuals seeking experience in public health research
  • We welcome applicants who have lived experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodology and data collection strategies
  • Experience in research conducting qualitative and quantitative data collection preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English) preferred
  • Familiarity with Qualtrics and REDcap software preferred
Physical Demands
  • Typically sitting at a desk/table
  • Typically standing, walking

University City, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as Non-Exempt with a salary grade of H. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Advertised:Dec 21 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:Jan 23 2022 Eastern Standard Time

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