Administrative/Support, Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Department of Global Health and Social Medicine (GHSM) at Harvard Medical School conducts research to constantly improve the practice of medicine, the delivery of treatment, and the development of health care policies locally and worldwide. Researchers at GHSM have a long history of conducting research on tuberculosis, focusing on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of both drug-sensitive and drug-resistant TB. The Department is seeking a strong applicant for the position of Project Coordinator to assist in the management of several research projects primarily taking place in Peru. The ideal candidate must have experience in study management, preferably in low-and middle-income countries.
Fluency in Spanish required.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Research Management
Database development and management- Works with database managers at both sites to ensure development of databases, data dictionaries, data queries, and enrollment and retention reports.
Follows established protocols for the collection, labeling, processing, storage, and tracking of shipment of specimens to different sites.
Collaborates with supervisor on annual progress reports to funder, budget development, and budget tracking.
Responsible for management of IRB protocol and study document amendments, submissions, and continuing reports in conjunction with local teams. Monitors study activities to ensure compliance with protocols.
Schedules and coordinates site visits for the PI and Boston staff. Assists with planning of meetings and events and takes minutes during meetings. Coordinates directly with other teams and troubleshoots without supervision, ensures any changes are being implemented across teams, coordinates with vendors and collaborators, and all members of the team to ensure project is advancing, enrollment target is being met, and project is staying within budget.
Training and Education
Develops educational materials, understands study procedures, and provides training to study team as needed
This is a term appointment, with the end date of March 31, 2022, with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding.
3+ years of related experience. Fluent in Spanish (able to work in a Spanish-only environment and translate as needed). Higher education may count towards experience.
Bachelor's degree preferred. Excellent organizational skills and project planning experience; willingness to travel once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted; strong collaborative skills; previous knowledge or work in tuberculosis; some experience with data management, laboratory-based data; and experience with conducting training and/or teaching adults.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53739BR
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