The School of Nursing is searching for a Senior Research Coordinator to assist with a research project. The School of Nursing recently acquired a grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to study care and outcomes among persons with dementia (PWD) receiving care from primary care practices employing nurse practitioners and racial and ethnic health disparities.
The study specifically focuses on the impact of primary care practice attributes on racial and ethnic disparities in outcomes of PWD and will investigate practice and community barriers and facilitators to improving care for PWD and eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities. The mixed-methods national study will include large survey data, Medicare claims analysis, and qualitative investigation. The study will be conducted by a large team of interdisciplinary researchers.
The Senior Research Coordinator will directly report to the Principal Investigator of the study.
Responsibilities will include:
Working with the Principal Investigator to carry out all research related activities of the study including but not limited to assisting with data requests, survey development, data collection, data entry and analysis
Closely working with the Principal Investigator and other researchers to assure all necessary data are obtained from multiple sources;
Performing data collection including maintaining recruitment materials and assisting with survey implementation efforts, as well as providing support to ongoing data management efforts;
Working with the Principal Investigator to ensure compliance with all federal and university requirements, including the submission of Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols, modifications, and renewals;
Monitoring project timelines, ensuring project progress, and assisting the Principal Investigator with the project developments, including implementing changes as needed under the direction of the Principal Investigator;
Assisting the research team in handling the data produced from the survey, merging patient data with survey data, creating the analytic database, and developing the analytical models under the guidance of the investigators and the biostatistician on the team;
Providing support with dissemination activities such as literature reviews, and the preparing/formatting of manuscripts and presentations;
Preparing study progress reports for sponsored projects;
Working with graduate student research assistants (GRAs) or part-time research assistants on day-to-day activities;
Communicating with Co-Investigators, Consultants, and Vendors to move the project forward;
Working collaboratively with the School of Nursing's Finance & Accounting department and Grants Management Office to process payments to participants, reconcile gift cards, and process payments and reimbursements for the project team;
Escalating issues to the Principal Investigator in a timely manner;
Coordinating, leading, and documenting research-related meetings; and
Performing other duties as assigned.
This is a grant-funded position and employment is contingent upon continued funding. This role is funded for a period of up to five years, with the possibility of extension.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three (3) years of related experience.
The ideal candidate must also have:
Computer fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)
Related experience in a health-related field such as public health, psychology health policy, or nursing
An established record of working with confidential data and maintaining confidentiality, privacy and integrity
Doctoral degree in a related field is preferred.
Background in health research is also preferred.
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