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Department Summary Within the College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology is one of the largest departments supporting significant instructional and research activities in a wide range of fields within the discipline. The Department enrolls about 1,900 students per term, with approximately 300 undergraduate Psychology majors, and 80 doctoral students.
The Department includes more than 30 teaching faculty, emeritus faculty, research staff, graduate students and professional/administrative staff. For more information on the Department, visit https://psychology.uoregon.edu/.
Position Summary The Prenatal Environment and Postnatal Optimal Development (PEAPOD) Project is conducting studies on pregnant women and their children in the areas of diet, nutrition, stress, behavior, and development under the direction of Principal Investigators, Elinor Sullivan, Ph.D. and Jennifer Ablow, Ph.D. We have an opening for an energetic and highly motivated half-time project coordinator. The incumbent will be heavily involved in overseeing the recruitment, screening, and scheduling of study participants, as well as oversight of the project, including assisting in the supervision and scheduling of research assistants. The incumbent will oversee the project as a point of contact for families interested in the study. The majority of duties will include overseeing data collection visits with participants including recruitment of participants, scheduling visits and collection, liaising with local hospitals, and collection, storage and assay of biological samples. This position will also be responsible for the training, oversight, and scheduling of other staff members performing these duties. The person in this position will assist with all administrative-related tasks for the project, including database management, data entry, data analysis, institute review board communication, protocol development, budget management, and other general office duties in support of the goals of the study. Depending on the incumbent’s interest other duties could include preparing and maintaining regulatory documentation, project progress reports, written reports, publications, abstracts, project and grant proposals, and presentations, conducting research of literature to develop or improve research techniques, presenting research material/findings to fellow researchers.
Essential qualifications include multi-tasking, dependability, attention to detail, and ability to work independently and at a fast-paced, timely manner. Skilled at oral, email, and written communication. The individual must be able to interact and communicate effectively with participants, study staff, local hospital and recruitment site staff, and UO investigators and collaborators. Intermediate computer experience with Word and Excel is preferred. Interest in mental health or healthcare is required.
Minimum Requirements • Baccalaureate degree with major courses in Psychology or Biology or a related field and three years of relevant experience. • Ability to communicate effectively, and professionally in both written and oral formats. Ability to work both independently, in a small group setting, and one-on-one with collaborators in a positive and productive manner, and to work efficiently and skillfully with a variety of diverse staff and collaborators. • Ability to prioritize work demands, and coordinate research protocols with other staff. • Organizational skills and careful attention to details to satisfactorily perform job duties. • Project management and quality control skills. • Organizational and time management skills sufficient to prioritize work demands, and to coordinate and document research and work protocols with other staff. • High level of self-motivation and integrity. • Ability to develop and troubleshoot laboratory protocols. • Excellent organizational skills and careful attention to details. • High level of self-motivation and integrity. • Basic computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word. • Experience or interest in learning phlebotomy.
Professional Competencies • Competency and comfort directly communicating with recruitment site and hospital staff. • Competency and comfort contacting and working directly with research participants who are diverse in background and socio-economic status. • Competency and comfort supervising research assistants.
Preferred Qualifications • Demonstrated independence and competence to perform data management and analysis of research finding, including use of data management programs, such as RedCap spreadsheets, graphics and statistical programs is highly desired, but not mandatory; however, ability to learn these programs is mandatory. • Phlebotomy certified is highly desired, but not mandatory.
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