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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Coordinator.
In this role, the successful Research Coordinator will coordinate a new study investigating relationships between activity space neighborhoods, social and sexual networks, and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake and adherence among young Black men who have sex with men (MSM). The Research Coordinator will support all aspects of this large, multi-year study, including survey development, database creation and management, basic data analysis, and assisting with workflow and study coordination. This position will require occasional travel to Chicago, Illinois. The Spatial Epidemiology Lab, directed by Dr. Dustin Duncan, is housed in the New York University (NYU) School of Medicines Department of Population Health and is a dynamic and active research group focused on connecting neighborhoods and health. The lab employs a geospatial lens in studying health behaviors and outcomes, especially obesity, hypertension, sleep, mental health, drug abuse, and HIV. The lab has an emphasis on health disparities and vulnerable populations, with a strong focus on sexual and gender minority populations. Methodologically, the lab applies spatially explicit approaches such as computer-based geographic information systems (GIS), web-based geospatial technologies, real-time geospatial technologies, and geospatial modeling techniques. Using innovative methods like global positioning system (GPS) technologies, the lab aims to relate neighborhood attributes to health-related behaviors and outcomes. By studying specific neighborhood characteristics, we hope to inform salient and effective interventions and policies. We work collaboratively with communities and colleagues in New York City and from around the world.
Survey Development and Management: Coordinate the development and revision of surveys about neighborhoods, networks and PrEP use and adherence. Create and modify surveys using Questionnaire Development Software (QDS) syntax that will be used for audio-computer assisted self-interview (ACASI) surveys. Use judgment to review and recommend changes.
Research Support: Conduct comprehensive literature searches and reviews to answer relevant questions pertaining to PrEP uptake and adherence, as well as develop study protocols. Use EndNote to insert and format references on publications and grant submissions.
Coordination: Ensure study's day-to-day needs are met. Oversee calendar and workflow, and ensure deadlines are met. Facilitate communication between investigators and with advisory committee. Ensure vendors and consultants are compensated and ensure study has needed supplies. Ensure all expense reimbursements are submitted properly and promptly. Provide oversight and guidance to team of part-time research assistants.
Data Management and Analysis: Audit and manage data in the study's database and ensure data can link properly. Compile and analyze data, prepare forms and reports, and perform other functions for reports and publications.
Reporting and Analysis: Assist with preparation of progress reports, presentations, and manuscripts by helping to interpret study findings and drafting results. Provide reports to all necessary parties (e.g., the principal investigator, sponsoring agency, etc.) on the progress of the study as needed.
Research Administration: Assist with research administration, which could include editing abstracts, manuscripts, and grants and overseeing preparation and submission to internal oversight offices such as the Office of Clinical Trials or the Institutional Review Board.
Decision Making and Problem Solving: Combines and evaluates information and data to make decisions about relative importance of information and choosing the best solution to solve problems. Resolves complex situations and refers non solved issues and questions with recommendation to supervisor.
To qualify you must have a Bachelor's degree and at least one year of experience supporting social science research
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Interest in health geography/spatial epidemiology, including neighborhood determinants of population health and health disparities and/or in the health and well- being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations with regards to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
MPH degree or 2 years experience supporting research studies
Experience with HIV prevention and/or treatment research among Black men who have sex with men (MSM)
Experience programming surveys in Questionnaire Development Software
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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