Department: MED-Center for Community Health Salary/Grade: EXS/5
This position sits within the Center for Community Health (CCH), a center within the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM). This position is a part-time position (2.5/day-week) for a Research Project Coordinator with experience with qualitative analysis and program coordination/management.
Experience with qualitative research analysis. Performs qualitative analysis duties by moderating and recording interviews and focus groups, work with the PI to assess themes from interviews and focus groups, & code transcripts. Performs social-behavioral research and program coordination duties by distributing recruitment materials, participant screenings, administering tests &/or questionnaires following protocols; collecting, compiling, tabulating &/or processing responses; gathering information. Completes all activities by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all relevant current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the NU Institutional Review Board (IRB), Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Scientific Review Committee.
The CONNECT Study in the Center for Community Health (CCH) is creating and testing the usability of a tool to help rural older adults with cancer and anxiety navigate telehealth platforms. We will conduct one-on-one interviews and focus groups with key stakeholders to assess the facilitators and barriers to accessing and navigating telehealth platforms for rural older adult cancer survivors. Interviews and focus groups can be conducted over the telephone, via Zoom, and in person. We interview experts and community members to iteratively develop the tool. Finally, we will test the usability and acceptability of the tool with a small group of rural older adult cancer survivors. The study's objective is to test the usability and acceptability of the telehealth navigation tool to inform future intervention use. We will learn this information from interviews and focus groups with rural survivors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals; experts in telehealth services, rural cancer care, and mental health; and a team of rural community members closely affected by cancer.
Manages daily operations of a biomedical &/or social-behavioral research study involving multidisciplinary teams of colleagues, sponsors & other external project stakeholders. Monitors study performance, analyzes & review results, & supervises development & implementation of new protocols. Assigns work & supervises study staff & reviews technical operations ensuring that all processes, protocols & procedures are quality controlled & functioning up to standards. Develops implements & administers budgets, grant & administrative procedures. May co-author scientific papers for presentation & publication & coordinates writing, submission & administration of grants. Ensures that all study activities are completed by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the NU Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).
Coordinates processing & analysis of data, conduct of experimental tests & procedures
Develops new &/or revised research methodologies.
Ensures completion of study activities per protocol including recruitment.
Oversees & manages collection, maintenance, analysis & evaluation of data that will be used in grant submissions, presentations & publications.
Ensures that information is entered correctly into databases.3.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 3 years' research study or other relevant experience required; OR
Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master's or higher degree in a major such as social or health science or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 1 year research study or other relevant experience.
Supervisory or project management experience required.
Must complete NU's IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Excellent organizational, analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills
Strong interpersonal communication skills (oral and written)
Able to coordinate research studies, executing day-to-day tasks and intermittent regulatory tasks (e.g., irb approvals)
Qualitative analysis experience
Program coordination experience
Strong community engaging or organizing skills
Experience with public health or community health education
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Experience moderating focus groups and/or interviews
Familiar with Nvivo or other types of qualitative analysis software
Interest in rural health
Preferred experience in community-engaged research or community advocacy and health
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