Pro Tem Radx Field Coordinator

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Pro Tem Radx Field Coordinator

Job no: 528273
Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR, Portland, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Healthcare/Nursing, Research/Scientific/Grants, Public Policy and Planning, Planning/Project Management

Department: Prevention Science Institute
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

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 sites.

Department Summary
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.

Position Summary
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 COVID-19 symptoms.

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.

Minimum Requirements
  • 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.

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to confidentially requirements and other regulations. HIPAA training and biosafety training will be required.
  • 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 technical issues.
  • 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 way.
  • Familiarity with customer service techniques and the ability to enthusiastically and confidently relate project information.
  • Highly efficient and organized approach to work and strong attention to detail and thoroughness.
  • Ability to manage multiple scheduling issues; exceptional time management skills.
  • 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.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a team environment, requiring participatory decision-making and cooperative interactions among employees.
  • Experience facilitating outreach activities or research activities with participants and/or experience conducting standardized interviews.
  • Experience recruiting for and/or collecting biospecimen samples.
  • Experience managing human subjects' protocols.
  • Experience working in higher education research or outreach.

    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

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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