Research Project Coordinator - 117072
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#117072 Research Project CoordinatorExtended Review Date: Thu 9/8/2022
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The Division of Global Public Health and Infectious Disease within the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) aims to conduct high-caliber research on health-related issues and service utilization facing populations in international settings, U.S. minorities and migrants to the U.S. Within the Division, the Center on Gender Equity and Health (GEH) focuses on conducting innovative global public health research, medical and academic training, and development and evaluation of evidence-based policies and practices to reduce gender inequities and gender-based violence and their negative impact on health and wellbeing. This position provides project management support for GEH and its principal investigators.
This position will serve as Research Project Coordinator for multiple research studies focused on gender-based violence, social norms and networks, and evaluations of violence prevention approaches. The majority of this work is currently set in the United Sates.
Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI), co-investigators, and the Research Project Manager (PM), the Research Project Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and execution of two research projects focused on sexual violence prevention, social norms and networks, and other gender inequities as they relate to gender-based violence in California. Both projects are being conducted in partnership with the California Department of Public Health, CALCASA, local rape crisis centers, and other local organizations across the state. The primary focus of both projects is to conduct rigorous evaluation of sexual violence prevention programs implemented by local rape crisis centers using a variety of data sources. The projects will involve collection and analysis of program participant data and social network data, as well as utilization of existing social media data and other public data sources.
This position will maintain ongoing collaboration and direct communication with the PI, the PM and other research team members, and state and local partners to ensure successful partnerships, quality implementation of the research, and high fidelity to study protocols. Incumbent will contribute to a wide range of research implementation, including evaluation planning, study protocols and data-collection tool development, qualitative and quantitative data collection, data management and monitoring, and scientific report and manuscript writing. The incumbent will assist in monitoring project data and tracking participants over the course of the study, as well as managing the online data collection platform. It is expected that the incumbent will co-author manuscripts and contribute significantly to project reporting to funders and community partners.
The incumbent will be expected to work independently after initial guidance, manage conflicting priorities, and be available for travel throughout the state to conduct data collection with the PM. Incumbent uses professional research concepts. Applies organization policies and procedures to resolve a variety of moderately complex issues. Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. This position will require domestic travel, independently and with PI(s), for conferences and to visit study sites and/or study partners for the purposes of planning, data collection and/or dissemination.
Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.
Experience coordinating public health or related research projects.
Experience working with community and research partners.
Working knowledge and experience with data collection activities.
Working knowledge of the design and implementation of data collection procedures and protocols.
Strong analytical skills required at this level.
Working knowledge and skills associated with report preparation.
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- Must be able and willing to travel (domestic) and work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends when required.
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