Research Coordinator - Dietary Assessment Unit, HNRCA - (19001696)
This is a part-time, benefits eligible position working 17.5 hours per week. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
The USDA-Human Nutrition Research on Aging (HNRCA) is one of six USDA human research centers created to study the effect of human nutrition on health. The HNRCA mission is to conduct state-of-the-art research on human nutrition and aging.
The Metabolic Research Unit (MRU) is comprised of Volunteer Services, Nursing Services, and Dietary Services. The MRU's Volunteer Services Division maintains a database from which they can recruit. In addition, potential study participants are recruited for a variety of population, longitudinal, metabolic, and free-living nutrition studies through use of social media, advertisements, and mailing lists. Research nurses and support staff implement research protocols and continually assess and monitor free-living study participants. Registered dietitians and dietary support staff develop and implement the dietary component of research protocols, which includes strict feeding protocols created in the MRU research kitchen with careful food intake monitoring throughout the duration of each study. All human research studies carried out in the MRU are reviewed and approved by the Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (IRB).
The goal of this Coordinator position is to help coordinate multiple protocols being conducted in the MRU, assist with multiple aspects of the study set up, work with study participants, assist in various study tasks during the active study, and assist with data collection and management and quality control.
Bachelor's degree nutrition or other health-sciences field and 2+ years' experience in a research setting.
Proficient with Microsoft Office software suite, email, web search.
Strong data management skills including ability to handle and organize data from different sources. Experience with data management software programs.
Completion of Human Subject Protection training through CITI within two weeks of hire (required prior to interacting with human subjects).
Strong verbal and written communication skills. Interacts well with others.
Master's degree in nutrition-related or health sciences related field.
Experience with REDCap or other research data collection databases.
Experience working within IRB guidance and policies.
Strong time management and organization skills.
Special Work Schedule Requirements: This position may occasionally require work on evenings and/or weekends as determined by study need.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Organization: Dietary Assessment Unit-HNRC
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Part-time
Job Posting: Aug 12, 2019, 1:03:15 PM
Internal Number: 19001696
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