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Research Coordinator

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for managing online communications and grant administration. He/She will be responsible coordinating the communications between the team and external partners to complete projects. He/she will assist in implementing the study protocol (e.g., interviews) as needed. Functions independently, and is able to identify situations where additional support is necessary. Independently able to access regulations governing the protection of human subjects- IRB, OHRP, GCP/ICH and HIPAA guidelines and apply regulations in the study. He/She will assure that the integrity and quality of the research study is maintained and the trials are conducted in accordance with all Meharry Medical College, IRB, and NIH policies and standard operating procedures. Responds to inquiries on study projects, ensures compliance of protocols and overall objectives, and performs study-related procedures of clinical research under the supervision of the Principal Investigator.
Daily Operations
• Manage online communications- Create and maintain a new project website for our target community audiences; manage and distribute content on the website, social media accounts, YouTube, radios, and PSAs.
• Coordinate project internal communications-Schedule and coordinate logistics for periodic project meetings, such as calendar invitations, meeting preparations, notetaking, etc.; maintain a central archive (shared online folder) of project documents.
• Management of grants- Submit requisitions, manage budget, submit paperwork
• Coordinate logistics for meetings/recording sessions with partners/media contractors for creation of new multi-media outreach products.
• Track project evaluation metrics-based on the project component of the evaluation plan and the compile information for progress reports, posters, and papers.
• Perform specific protocol procedures such as interviews, track results, and develop study materials.
• Assists with preparing IRB submissions, protocol revisions, and renewals as needed, and maintains copies of all IRB communications delegated by the Principal Investigator.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills

• Must possess a good working knowledge of social marketing and/or public health.
• Grants management.
• Experience with community engagement.
• Organized and responsive.
• Must be proficient with personal computer.
• Ability to utilize keen judgment in evaluating information.
• Ability to numerically and accurately enter and calculate test results in an electronic database.
• Ability to work in a stressful environment.
• Must be team oriented.
• Accepts constructive criticisms.

Required Experience

• Graduated from an accredited discipline specific program. 60 months experience in public health and social marketing required.
• A Bachelor’s degree in public health. CHES preferred.