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Pro Tem Research Assistant/Project Coordinator

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Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants, Planning/Project Management

Department: Prevention Science Institute
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
October 30, 2020; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Please see psi.uoregon.edu for information about our team and current grants.

Department Summary
The Prevention Science Institute (PSI) at the University of Oregon is a multi-disciplinary institute focused on understanding human development, preventing behavioral health problems, and implementing effective interventions in community settings. The core mission of the PSI is to improve the lives and well-being of children, individuals, and families throughout the lifespan.

Position Summary
The Project Coordinator will assist with the day-to-day coordination of an NIH funded grant to scale up COVID-19 testing in Latinx communities throughout the State of Oregon. The PC will coordinate between a team of three principal investigators and more than 10 co-investigators and research support staff. The PC will be responsible for tracking project milestones and ensuring regular meetings occur between the investigative team and team working groups. The PC will assist with the execution of the proposed research activities.

Flexibility is required in regard to work schedule and time; the applicant must be able to assist with scheduling challenges as they arise when testing facilitators are conducting training or graduate students are collecting data, including early mornings, during the day, evenings, or weekends.

Minimum Requirements
• BA/BS degree with coursework appropriate to the position.
• Five years related experience or equivalent combination of training and experience appropriate to the position.
• Supervisory and participant recruitment experience.
• Five years of experience working in a team environment, requiring participatory decision-making, and cooperative interactions among employees.

Professional Competencies
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
• Strong technical ability and knowledge; high level of competence in managing and organizing computer data files, assessing FTP servers, using study databases, troubleshooting basic technical problems.
• Must have a highly efficient and organized approach to work with strong attention to detail and thoroughness. Applicant needs to manage multiple tasks and possess exceptional time management skills.
• Effective organization and problem-solving skills and ability to collaborate with a dynamic team.
• Strong working knowledge of personal computers with formal training and/or employment experience is preferred. Position requires proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and using the internet.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience preparing an application for research with human subjects to an IRB.
• Experience preparing materials for an NIH (or similar) research grant proposal or annual progress report.
• Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet, statistical analysis software and databases.
• Knowledge of participant/subject tracking databases.
• Experience with the Latinx community.
• Knowledge of research methods and statistical analysis.
• Spanish language proficiency.


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

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