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UT Health Research Coordinator II - School of Public Health - Dallas, TX in Dallas, Texas

Research Coordinator II - School of Public Health - Dallas, TX

Dallas, Texas

Research

UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 21000300

Department: School of Public Health

Position Type: Full Time/ Non-Exempt

Location: Dallas, TX

Position Summary:

The Research Coordinator will assist the Principal Investigator (PI) in all aspects of a 5-year grant supported by the National Institutes of Health/National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities with research tasks and established protocols. This study will allow the PI and investigative team to (1) identify the socioecological characteristics associated with patient-directed completion or non-completion of weight loss surgery (WLS); (2) determine the short (6-month)-, mid (12-month) and long (24-month)-term change in these characteristics and how they relate to weight loss and comorbidity resolution in an ethnically diverse patient population. In particular, the Research Coordinator will spend 100% of his/her time on this project. He/She will be primarily responsible for overseeing and coordinating the field research team, data collection, entry and cleaning, and supervising the data collection and data entry. He/She will work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) other Co-Investigators, and the research field team as necessary to perform multiple study tasks including intense participant follow up to ensure study engagement through the long-term follow up point. He/She will have oversight of the study team in terms of coordinating recruitment at each of the weight loss surgery educational seminars. The Research Coordinator will ensure security and confidentiality of all research materials. He/She will also participate actively in the preparation of progress reports, scientific presentations, and manuscripts related to this work and, as necessary; provide email and telephone calls for scheduling appointments for clinical assessments with study participants. The Research Coordinator will assist the PI in all institutional regulatory board (IRB) submissions, amendments and continuing reports as well as NIH continuing reports. He/she will oversee the coordination with the surgery team to schedule patients for all of their follow up visits. This is an excellent opportunity for professional growth and development for the right candidate interested in pursuing an academic research career.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Provides day-to-day project management coordination for research projects to include personnel, facilities, supplies in support of research project desired outcomes, budgets, and timeliness.

  • Assists in the preparation of progress reports and grant proposals to both private foundations and governmental agencies; works closely with the Office of Sponsored Projects on the submission of grants.

  • Assists with the preparation of budgets, initiates re-budgeting requests based on needs of research staff, and authorizes expenditures for multiple projects. Attends research-planning meetings to assist in the preparation of budget drafts for departmental leadership approval.

  • Prepares annual progress reports and applications for various committees and ensures that all staff has received the proper training/attended the appropriate training courses.

  • Maintains confidential records of collected data, ensures accuracy and integrity of data. Data may include patient data and departmental programmatic data.

  • Prepares draft reports and communications for the departmental program/division leadership.

  • Interacts with representatives from state, federal, and private agencies regarding proposals and funded projects.

  • Provides work administrative direction and guidance to administrative staff personnel within department.

  • May review contracts and develop training.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

  • Working knowledge of MS Office.

Preferred:

  • Use of SAS, JMP and R statistical software. Knowledge and high comfort level working with Excel and Word software and Filemaker Database Management systems. Must be detail-oriented, well organized and comfortable overseeing a field research team with daily and weekly patient accrual goals and deadlines. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Interest and background in health disparities, eating disorders and obesity. Available to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. May substitute required education with equivalent years of additional experience beyond the minimum experience requirement.

Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health or similar.

Minimum Experience:

  • Two years of relevant experience. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Preferred:

  • 3-5 years of research experience required, and with NIH-funded projects preferred. Previous supervisory role preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

  • This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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