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Grant Funded Position: 12 months with the possibility to extend, if additional project funding is obtained
Hours: Flexible schedule, Monday-Friday and some weekend hours as needed
Travel: Possible 5 days travel annually
The Research Coordinator will serve on a central coordinating research team at the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network for a large-scale national multi-site pragmatic asthma study. (More details are available at: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02995733?term=PREPARE+asthma+study&cond=asthma&draw=1&rank=6)
The Research Coordinator will be a key member of a professional, multidisciplinary team, working on an exciting and important study that aims to test different ways to deal with asthma symptoms to reduce asthma attacks, emergency room or hospital visits, and missed work or school. Key responsibilities include communicating and following-up with English or Spanish-speaking research participants to complete monthly surveys and address study related issues, supporting site research coordinators, tracking contacts, reporting survey completion rates, mailing surveys, entering and managing data, interacting with patient online data capture system, participating on research team calls, filing surveys/ e-documents, and other duties as assigned. The Project Manager and Senior Research Coordinator will provide leadership and help prioritize tasks, and the Research Coordinator will work collaboratively and independently to accomplish these tasks and meet deadlines.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree, or knowledge acquired through equivalent work experience in public health, epidemiology, clinical or community-based research, social science or related field.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in implementing clinical, community-based, or practice-based research. This includes implementing research protocol for administering surveys, communicating and following-up with study participants, data management, and collaborating on a research team on all levels.
Skills: Must have ability to work independently and collaboratively on a research team to accomplish project goals. Must have excellent customer service skills, comfortable on phones with research participants, ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously, computer skills (including database management and interacting with web-based data capture systems). Fluent in spoken Spanish and English and able to read and write in Spanish/English. Knowledge of protection of human subjects helpful. Comfortable with working in a fast-paced research environment.