Continuing our history as leaders and innovators in the care of women, children, and families living with HIV, the mission of the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center (FXB Center) in the Rutgers School of Nursing is to eliminate barriers to high-quality health care for vulnerable populations. We are community health practitioners, educators, collaborators, and researchers united to reduce socially determined health disparities that are unjust and modifiable.
The four main program areas of the FXB Center are: 1) Clinical Practice, 2) Workforce Development, 3) Child Health Program, and 4) Research. This position relates to the Research program area. Our growing interdisciplinary team of nursing, mental health, public health, and social behavioral scientists is committed to an evolving research infrastructure supporting a range of applied research studies of rigorous design and theoretical grounding. We develop research projects that are directly informed by and address health needs of vulnerable groups, such as women, children, and minority populations affected by profound health disparities. Our research questions arise from gaps we encounter in knowledge and practice.
The Program Support Specialist role is part of a federally funded 5-year mobile health (mHealth) research study in Romania, and supports the health of gay and bisexual men. The Program Support Specialist will take primary responsibility for day-to-day administrative management of the project. She/he will be responsible for project logistics including purchasing and shipment of HIV/STI testing kits between the US and Romania, coordination of study team meetings, and tracking the progression of the study through all its milestones. Other responsibilities may involve support with recruitment, consent, and participant contact, as needed.
Develops time lines to monitor project workflow.
Maintains accurate follow up procedures
Minimum Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's Degree in Psychology or a related health science, plus two (2) years of progressively more responsible administrative/operations experience required. Additional related experience may be substituted for the degree on a year-for-year basis.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.
Familiarity with SPSS is required.
This project will take place in Romania, therefore considerable understanding of the culture is required. Bilingual (fluent in both English and Romanian languages) in order to communicate daily with Romanian partners and research participants.
Comfort with performing tasks at various levels of complexity is essential.
Familiarity with ACCESS is preferred.
Knowledge, experience, and comfort in working with various types of collaborators is preferred, including academics, community-based partners, medical/healthcare cadre, and members of various minority groups, especially sexual and gender minorities.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Travel between Newark, NJ and New York City (where another Principal Investigator's office is located) is required.
Posting Number: 18ST3278
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 76958
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