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Research Program Coordinator

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Last Updated: 9/04/21

Job Description

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Principal Investigator, the Research Program Coordinator will be responsible for the management of the day-to-day operations and administration of the cancer research career development program (CRCDP) activities. Will provide administrative assistance with the students, faculty, investigators, and researchers related to the CRCDP activities. In addition, the responsibilities include coordinating and monitoring program objectives, strategic planning, coordinating meetings, lectures, and conferences. Will also provide management with the preparation, development, and production of major documents such as the new pilot project applications for review, and submission of those pilot projects applications recommended for funding to Selection and Review Committee. The Research Program Coordinator will schedule and administer planned seminars in Cancer Research series, trainee involvement in cancer pillar meetings, and skill-building workshops for scholars and students involved in cancer research.

Essential Duties

  • Will be responsible for the management of the day-to-day operations and administration of the cancer development program (CRCDP) activities.
  • Will provide administrative assistance with the students, faculty, investigators, and researchers related to the CRCDP activities.
  • Will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring program objectives, strategic planning, coordinating meetings, lectures, and conferences.
  • Coordinate off site recruitment and collaborate with university departments, programs, projects, and community organizations to coordinate resources and enhance programs.
  • Provide management with the preparation, development, and production of major documents for pilot project applications.
  • Provide administrative support by coordinating with the institutions from which student trainees will be drawn; the administration, collection, and inputting of results from evaluation forms; and the generation of reports
  • Schedule and provide administrative support to planned Research seminar series etc., trainee involvement in Cancer Research meetings and skill-building workshops for scholars and students involved in research.
  • Develops evaluation metrics, monitors program performance, and prepares progress reports.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains system records on trainees, mentors, program participants etc.
  • Coordinates resources with the faculty and staff of the CDU Division of Cancer Research and Training, Center to Eliminate Cancer Health Disparities, AXIS Center, Research Administration programs and other collaborative entities as needed through the infrastructure of the programs aims and goals.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or requested.

Required Qualifications

  • Four-year college degree (B.A., B.S.) in Health Sciences. Experience in Business Administration, Public Administration, or Public Health is an advantage.

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 2 years or more years of experience working in an academic setting or institution with responsibility for coordinating educational programs and activities.
  • At least 2 or more years of experience in scientific and programmatic grant development, writing, and submission of grant proposals and reports including to federal, local, and private funding agencies. Prefer experience with grant submission to National Institute of Health and its agencies such as National Cancer Institute and National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
  • Grant administration and operations experience is required.
  • Experience in coordination of staff and students, including experience working in conjunction with HR. Also strongly prefer experience working with diverse partners and cultural sensitivity.
  • Experience with developing and communicating, in written and oral form, detailed and technical scientific and administrative program information to various audiences.
  • Experience with program coordination /expansion in student training as well as related grant proposal development and submission (particularly to federal agencies).
  • Has experience developing evaluation metrics to assist PI/Supervisor in reviewing effectiveness of educational program activities, recommending improvements, and assisting in executing recommendations.
  • Has experience developing marketing/promotional information to increase visibility of the institution or program. Prefer experience articulating detailed or technical scientific information in a generally publicly acceptable and culturally appropriate manner.
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships in complex program/organizational settings involving heterogeneous constituents such as academic and clinical faculty, staff, students, and community partners from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience with interpreting operating policies and procedures, and resolving minor discipline and other employee relations issues within an academic setting or institution.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, and computer skills required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Must be able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and have strong time management skills.
  • Must have strong organizational skills, be detail-oriented, and have the ability to work collaboratively on scientific, clinical, research, administrative, and community-partnered teams.
  • Knowledge of grant proposal development and administration, including to federal, local, and private agencies. Strongly prefer experience working with the National Institute of Health and its agencies such as National Cancer Institute and National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
  • Knowledge of word processing: strong scientific, clinical, and academic research writing skills preferred including but not limited to editing and preparing scientific/technical manuscripts and use of bibliographic software such as Endnote. Prefer knowledge of manuscript submission and scientific journal processes related to manuscript banking into NIH’s PMC in accordance with open access policies.
  • Knowledge of evaluation metric development for scientific, academic, educational, clinical, and community programs and activities including ability to effectively consolidate, analyze, and report data.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Prefer basic/working knowledge of Spanish language.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Applications, including but not limited to: Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Prefer knowledge of NIH grant application software and related submission processes.

Special Requirements

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

For more information and to apply, https://jobs.cdrewu.edu/postings/4162

Charles R. Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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Los Angeles, California, United States
http://www.cdrewu.edu