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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the International Center for Child Health & Development for the Brown School located at Brown Hall at the Danforth Campus.
International travel will be a required component of the position. This position requires a flexible schedule with potential for 30 - 40% of travel outside of the U.S.
Primary responsibilities for this position include managing the day-to-day activities of the center study(ies), including liaising with junior project staff, coordination of research activities, oversight of field data collection and analyses, and development of center and study progress reports, including those required by the funding agencies (such as NIH) and other products. The coordinator may travel out of state, including foreign travels, at least twice per year.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with PI(s) to oversee research, development, and writing to meet project deliverables.
Assist in coordination, submission, tracking, and renewal of IRB protocols.
Manage data collection (quantitative & qualitative instruments) content development.
Actively disseminate project findings, including preparing summaries, presenting at scientific conferences, and participating in preparation of manuscripts.
Prepare regular progress reports and final reports for the funding agency.
Develop and implement project timelines.
Coordinate and facilitate communication with the ICHAD field team in Uganda, as well as other collaborators, including initiation of weekly study calls, developing the agenda, and taking call minutes.
Liaise with project staff in Uganda and travel to Uganda for study monitoring support.
Assist in grant and manuscript development.
Conduct literature reviews.
Assist the Associate Director, the Principal Investigators and study Co-Investigators in preparing necessary supportive documents for grant applications.
Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director/Principal Investigators.
Applicant Special Instructions:
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Bachelor’s degree and four years of job-related experience a or master’s degree in social work, public health, social sciences or public policy.
Experience analyzing qualitative and quantitative data.
Experience in conducting literature reviews and preparing outlines for manuscripts.
Familiarity with use of SPSS, STATA, M-Plus, and Nvivo softwares.
Familiarity with use of Office Packages, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Experience with planning and organization of multi-day events.
Experience with intervention research.
Experience with global research.
Understanding and knowledge of social work and public health terminology.
Demonstrated superior writing and editing skill.
Strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups, including faculty, staff, students, public affairs, refugees, immigrants, and health and news organizations.
Ability to travel to the field (Uganda) for up to 20% of time.
Strong analytic skills and the ability to think strategically and programmatically.
Ability to represent the project effectively with scholars, students and community groups.
Ability to work independently and exercise outstanding judgment.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks in a complex organizational environment.
Ability to manage project resources.
Demonstrated ability to be flexible and highly adaptive to working in a high-paced and team-based work environment.
Ability to pay attention to details.
Working knowledge of working in sub-Saharan Africa.
Demonstrated willingness and technological skills to work with social media to disseminate center activities and products.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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