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Research Project Coordinator I

Rutgers University

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Position Details


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Recruitment/Posting Title Research Project Coordinator I
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department Rutgers Global Health Inst
Overview
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrated a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 70,800 students and 27,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.
Rutgers University–New Brunswick took root over 250 years ago. We are the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource—the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research center with a global impact.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Project Coordinator I for Rutgers Global Health Institute. This position will support new and ongoing NIH-funded research projects. These studies aim to understand relationships between enteric disease, dietary intake, and child health and development in coastal Ecuador. The research assistant will support project administration by maintaining ethical approvals within Rutgers and at collaborating institutions. They will also support the development of questionnaires and protocols, coordinate with collaborators in Ecuador to support data collection, and use software such as R or stata to ensure data quality.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Manages study administration at Rutgers and collaborating institutions, including ethical review board approvals and financial management.
  • Designs and maintains version control for study instruments such as data collection forms, protocols, consent forms, recruitment scripts, and informational materials. Use Open Data Kit (ODK) to develop and maintain study surveys.
  • Administers and maintains study databases. Creates data dictionaries and data cleaning processes. Helps update databases weekly as new data is released. Uses statistical software such as R or stata to develop reports and summarize study data for investigators.
  • Travels or remote communication with collaborators in Ecuador to assist in training and oversight of field staff. Communicates regularly with field and laboratory staff in Ecuador to support ongoing activities.
  • Conducts quantitative or qualitative data analyses, prepares scientific manuscripts and contributes scientifically to the project.
  • Scheduling project meetings & maintaining meeting notes.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
Work Arrangement
Consistent with the current application of Rutgers Policy 60.3.22, this position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement. The flexible work arrangements outlined in Rutgers Policy 60.3.22 are part of a pilot program that is effective September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023. Therefore, there is no guarantee that this flexible work arrangement will continue beyond that date. Flexible work arrangements are not permanent, are subject to change or cancellation and contingent on the employee receiving approval in the FlexWork@RU Application System. Additional information may be found at https://futureofwork.rutgers.edu .
FLSA Exempt
Grade 05
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 58867.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 73298.000
Annual Maximum Salary 87729.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Benefits
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility . Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine . Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP

Qualifications


Minimum Education and Experience
  • A Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in epidemiology, international health, environmental health, global nutrition, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Certifications/Licenses
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Familiarity with Stata, R, or other statistical analysis software for data management and analysis, experience in quantitative or qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Highly motivated and organized, with excellent multi-tasking ability and record keeping skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a research team.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and oral and written communication.
  • Advanced knowledge of data management for public health research, biostatistics, and background understanding of the design and implementation of public health research studies is required for successful completion of the functions described.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Discipline with 1-3 years related experience.
  • The ability to speak and write in Spanish at an intermediate level or higher is preferred, because the position will require communication with collaborators in Latin America.
  • Prior experience living or working in resource limited, low- and middle-income country settings is preferred but not required.
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Working in an international field site requires the ability to walk a few miles without difficulty, to manage without air conditioning in a tropical setting, or to manage without potable water for a few days at time.
Special Conditions
  • The position may require occasional international travel to resource-limited settings, such as Ecuador.

Posting Details


Posting Number 22ST3593
Posting Open Date 11/08/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Rutgers University - New Brunswick
City New Brunswick
State NJ
Location Details

Pre-employment Screenings


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.



Infection Control and Safety


This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.



Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement



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