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Research Program Coordinator

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Last Updated: 10/13/21

Job Description

Research Program Coordinator

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) is a premier mission-driven university dedicated to transforming the lives of underserved communities through health professions education, clinical service, biomedical research and compassionate patient care. Over 80 percent of CDU students and over 71 percent of CDU faculty are from communities of color. We are committed to cultivating diverse health professional leaders who are dedicated to social justice and health equity for underrepresented groups impacted by health disparities not only in South Los Angeles, but around the world.

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.

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.

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.

Special Requirements

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

To learn more about the position and to apply, please visit https://jobs.cdrewu.edu/postings/4336

Charles R. Drew University is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veteran status.



Company Details

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