Conduct day-to-day research activities in the JHU-Baltimore project offices under the direct supervision of Dr. Joel Gittelsohn.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
The primary role of this position is to coordinate daily research activities for several ongoing projects in Baltimore City and in six Native American communities in New Mexico and Wisconsin (OPREVENT2).
Specifically, in Baltimore, the coordinator will work on research studies in food pantries, a non- profit grocery store, and different small food retailers. Research activities will include designing qualitative and quantitative data collection instruments, preparing content for digital and print materials targeting low-income households in Baltimore City, and communicating with community organizations (i.e. local food pantries, the Maryland Food Bank, the Salvation Army) to ensure successful intervention delivery and data collection.
Additionally, the coordinator will remotely coordinate field staff in New Mexico and Wisconsin to ensure successful intervention delivery and data collection activities as part of a multi-level, multicomponent nutrition and physical activity trial in Native American communities (OPREVENT2). This will include refinement of intervention materials, printing as needed.
The coordinator will conduct statistical analysis for these projects, prepare manuscripts for publication, and assist other team members with their analyses and publications. The coordinator will provide assistance with grant writing, oversee the work of undergraduate and graduate Student Research Assistants, attend scientific meetings, contribute to preparation of IRB reports and amendments as needed, and represent the research team in community meetings.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
Some related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. *
Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Nutrition, Health Policy or related discipline with some related experience.
Must be interested and knowledgeable about research studies on obesity prevention, food systems, culturally appropriate nutrition programs and policies.
Must have prior experience with supervising undergraduate and graduate students, designing and implementing research projects, and writing grants.
Experience working with community organizations in Baltimore City.
Experience working in nutrition and physical activity interventions targeting Native North Americans.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Should be able to work independently, detail oriented, outgoing, good communication skills, and organized. Should have experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis software such as R, Atlas.ti and MAXQDA. Should be knowledgeable about social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Hourly Pay Range: $16.09 - $22.12 / commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 40 hours per week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001139-Human Nutrition Personnel area: School of Public Health
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