The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Carolina Population Center seeks a full-time EHRA non-faculty Project Coordinator to contribute to a series of obesity prevention policy studies. These studies will evaluate the impact of policies including health warning labels, taxes, and marketing restrictions for sugar-sweetened beverages, with a focus on reducing obesity-related disparities among Latino and Black populations.
The Project Coordinator will work closely with our interdisciplinary research team from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health led by Drs. Lindsey Taillie (faculty in Nutrition) and Marissa Hall (faculty in Health Behavior). Our research team also includes MPH and doctoral students in public health, colleagues from the School of Media and Journalism and RTI International, and various community stakeholders. The Project Coordinator will support the study team in managing the UNC Convenience Store Lab, a new laboratory we developed that resembles a convenience store and is used for research studies to test the impact of obesity prevention policies on food and beverage purchasing behavior in a real-world setting.
The Project Coordinator will assist with the planning and implementation of several research activities (including online surveys, in-person trials, and secondary data analysis), be the primary point of contact in the communication and coordination among our study team and external stakeholders, and assure the timely implementation of all research activities. This role will also involve managing project budgets, IRB applications, progress reports to funders, and other administrative aspects of the projects. Depending on interest, the Project Coordinator could also assist with dissemination of study findings (conference presentations and papers) and grant writing.
-* Strong public health research skills (e.g., reviewing scientific literature, creating data collection instruments, creating recruitment materials and managing recruitment activities, managing databases, creating IRB applications and protocols, training data collectors).
-* Strong project coordination, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills.
-* This position requires demonstrated capacity to independently coordinate multiple aspects associated with large research studies. The ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities and activities and the ability to handle multiple ongoing project activities while maintaining attention to detail, and working well in teams.
-* Prior work experience planning and implementing complex public health research projects preferred.
-* Experience with statistical software such as Stata and SPSS are a plus but not required.
-* Experience or interest in nutrition and obesity prevention research preferred.
-* Experience overseeing data collectors, research staff, or interns preferred.
-* Spanish proficiency, both written and oral, preferred.A Master's degree in Public Health, Psychology, Epidemiology, Statistics, Nutrition, or other relevant field is required or will accept a Bachelor's degree with three years or relevant experience in substitution.
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