The Department of Communication Disorders (CSD) in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Science (SHRS) at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Research Administrator to support and manage activities on a 3 year federally funded research project. The HearCARE project is focused on treatment approaches aimed at increasing engagement for older adults who have hearing loss. The HearCARE team is seeking to fill this position with an experienced Research Coordinator who will manage stakeholder engagement, data collection, and other projects activities as directed by the Principle Investigator (PI), Co-Investigators (Co-I's), and Research Project Manager.
Responsibilities will include input into IRB reports, funding agency reports, and management of stakeholder communication and events including development and arrangements for in-person and online Stakeholder Advisory Committee meetings. The Research Coordinator will independently develop a budget for all stakeholder related activity on the grant. This position will plan for and budget expenditures related to ongoing stakeholder engagement and meetings. The incumbent will be independently responsible to establish timelines and workflow processes for a variety of tasks related to management of the stakeholder advisory committee. The position will require initiative and problem-solving in addressing new and unique operational challenges. For example, stakeholders may have limitations in mobility and communication and solutions will need to be created in order to address accessibility for both remote and face to face meetings in these circumstances.
This position will create and explain new processes to stakeholders and to other project team members e.g. data collectors, communication facilitators, and will coordinate processes, such as management of survey data collection from research participant family members and assisted living facility staff. The incumbent will monitor expenditures for all of the stakeholder related aspects of the research project as well as for the data collection process. The Research Coordinator will have ongoing communication with the Research Project Manager, PI and Co-I's, and all members of the HearCARE team, and with members of the Stakeholder Panel across the country and with residents.The Research Coordinator will need to maintain a professional demeanor in all interactions with the research team, residents, their families, assisted living care facility staff, and various professionals including but not limited to the office of grants and contracts, co-investigators, consultants, stakeholders, funding source project managers, the University of Pittsburgh IRB, and fellow research and academic program staff. Confidentiality, accuracy, and attention to detail are expected for the position. Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to be flexible with work assignments and multi-tasking is essential.
The position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to manage workflow under tight deadlines. The incumbent should be able to initiate tasks independently. The position requires experience with Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Outlook, and Excel, and training in the use of the University's Qualtrics survey tool. Experience with human study coordination, subject consenting, IRB procedures, and database management is desirable. Strong organizational skills, outstanding verbal and written communications skills, and strong sense of responsibility and being able to present comprehensive data summaries is desirable.
Two years of experience in a professional and/or administrative position, with work experience in the university and/or corporate setting desirable. Bachelor's degree in science-related discipline and/or in Business Administration.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Minimum Experience Level Required: 1-2 years experience
Work Schedule: Vary based on need/clinic
Hiring Range: $26,988.00 - $43,212.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 20000973
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