Organizes, manages, conducts, and directs a community-based research project related to public health among urban communities, with primary responsibility for handling day to day administrative and management tasks. This new research study focuses on a weight management/nutrition/physical activity intervention among residents of Boston's public housing developments. Activities will include traveling to public housing development sites across Boston for study-related activities including managing a community advisory board and administering questionnaires as needed. The candidate will be responsible for coordinating their own travel arrangements to study sites. Conducting study-related activities in people's homes and/or community spaces is required. Activities also include the supervision of research assistant staff, managing research databases for regular reporting on enrollment, serving as study liaison with the IRB, and providing financial management for the project, including purchasing needed supplies and equipment. Assists with new grant proposal development, and preparation of research reports and presentations. This research project is located within the Section of General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center and involves collaboration with partners across the Boston University Medical Campus, other universities, and community organizations. The Research Coordinator will report to the Principal Investigator.
Assist PI in recruitment, hiring and training of Research Assistants, and supervision of employees to assure adherence to all study protocols, procedures and human subject regulations.
Assists in the establishment of an advisory board; plans meetings and provides the board with all requested information.
Review the data collection forms for each enrollee for completion and quality; supervises staff performing data entry to ensure timely and accurate entry.
Closely monitor the participant database and generate reports of when participants are due for appointments and reminders. May include subject recruitment and enrollment using approved methodologies, such as, reaching to healthcare providers for referrals, speaking at community events, visiting clinics, sending mailouts, using approved advertisements, etc.
Responsible for obtaining and distribution of compensation for participant reimbursements/participation.
Flexible to work evenings and weekends when needed.
Responsible for purchase orders, invoices and tracking budget items.
Liaisons with Institutional Review Board (IRB) to facilitate approval of projects, ongoing documentation, and reporting.
Assists with new grant proposal development, and preparation of research reports and presentations
Perform administrative duties associated with the study's Safety Monitor, tracking and reporting adverse events.
Assist PI with manuscript and presentation preparation.
Conforms to hospital standards of performance and conduct.
Utilizes hospital's behavioral standards as the basis for decision making and to facilitate the hospital's goals and mission.
Follows established hospital infection control and safety procedures.
Perform other duties as needed.
Adheres to all of BMC's RESPECT behavioral standards.
Bachelor's degree required. A Master's Degree in Public Health preferred.
Recommended: at least 1-3 years of research or public health experience or working with diverse communities.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
1-3+ years of research experience recommended.
Previous experience with grant writing, IRB submissions, data management, and database development, preferred
Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).
Bilingual (Spanish) skills is a plus.
Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of social, racial and ethnic populations.
Knowledge of MS Office applications, database systems, and Internet.
Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality of all personal/health sensitive information.
Boston Medical Center