We are looking for an experienced and supervisory Research Coordinator to work with us on a large-scale NIH-funded research study (TOPOWA project) examining the mechanistic pathways of the social drivers of mental illness among young women in Kampala, Uganda. As a Research Coordinator, you will supervise several research assistants and be a key member of an international research team working to implement a prospective cohort study of young women in Kampala. The study data collection data site is located in Bugolobi at the INTEGHRAL hub. This is a temporary, full-time, project position with start date in mid February 2023 that will last for about 10 months (potentially longer). The Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL) will be the employer. For more information about the project please see project website: https://www.drswahn.com/topowa.
The TOPOWA project is a multicomponent study that includes two prospective cohort studies of 300 women, the collection of biomarkers (urine and saliva), use of wearables to assess sleep and health, a translational neuroscience laboratory test and research assistant administered surveys. We are seeking a strong and experienced research coordinator, preferable with prior supervisory and clinical experience to manage the day-to-day operations and study implementation.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan, coordinate and oversee the day-to-day operations of the research project with all project partners, manage the project timeline, project team meetings and project laboratories.
Supervise and coordinate 5-7 research assistants, scheduling of study participants and the collection of survey data, daily diaries, biomarkers (saliva and urine), wearable garmins, and through 2 translational neuroscience labs.
Support the Principal Investigator (“PI”), Project Director and Research Manager in the implementation of the data collection tools and standard operating procedures. Prepare weekly progress reports for Project leadership.
Prepare training materials, conduct training and monitor all data collection activities.
Support the translation, back-translation and document preparation into “Luganda” (from English).
Get trained in all study tools to be administered as part of the study. Support training of site coordinators and research assistants on all study tools and the research protocol.
Be CITI-certified, and ensure fidelity of the study protocol, human subjects protection and data confidentiality.
Lead qualitative data collection and analysis efforts, develop protocol manuals and data collection instruments, recommend additional equipment/tools and resources for the study and order supplies.
Report to the PI, Project Director and Research Manager and provide regular feedback on all activities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Master’s degree in Public Health, Psychology, or related field. Alternatively a combination of degree and years of experience can be considered.
Proven work experience as a Research Coordinator for new data collection, preferable a cohort study.
Demonstrated experience in human subject’s research in a clinical or laboratory setting.
Excellent organizational, critical thinking, written, and verbal communication skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Windows operating system/use of computers.
Attention to detail to ensure their research documents are accurate at all times.
Priority-Minded - Can identify and execute on the most important issues.
Sense of Urgency - Know when to act quickly to proactively solve problems.
Send a resume, cover letter listing the names and contact details of three professional references and salary requirement to TOPOWAjobs@gmail.com. Please specify “Research Coordinator” in subject line. The hiring manager will only respond to qualified applicants who submits all requested information. Applications will be reviewed as received. Tentative in-person interviews and training is scheduled to begin on February 19, 2023.