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Job Title: Senior Research Specialist
Job Number: 27992
Organization: Emory Univ. School of Nursing
Posted: 10/24/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health Nursing
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA   
Compensation: $44K annually
Position Description: Emory School of Nursing invites applications for a full-time Project Coordinator position to manage study sites and staff and oversee the day to day operations of a federally-funded research study focusing on helping patients with serious illnesses and their family members to prepare for end-of-life decision making. This is a randomized controlled trial that will last until April 2022. This position is for someone who is highly experienced in managing clinical trials.

Job description summary

The responsibilities, under direction of the PI and Research Projects Manager, include: (1) managing, supervising, coordinating, and training all recruiters, data collectors, other staff members and graduate students, (2) coordinating and monitoring research activities and performances, (3) developing and maintaining standard operating procedures, data booklets, training manuals, and human subjects protection documents, (4) supervising and tracking screening, recruiting, consenting, enrolling, scheduling, interviewing, and retaining of subjects, and participating in those research activities as needed (5) managing and maintaining budgetary and project records, (6) overseeing data management and generating weekly and monthly study progress reports, (7) coordinating data and safety monitoring activities, (8) coordinating investigator site visits, and (9) participating in NIH progress reports, scientific presentations and publications as needed.

A Master’s degree in nursing, public health, social sciences, education, or other related area preferred.

Additional requirements:

Previous experience in managing a randomized clinical trial for at least 2 years. Proficiency in REDCap; that is, can build and manage a study REDCap for scheduling and tracking, and data forms. Proficiency in excel; that is, can use excel effectively for data visualization, tracking, and reports and dashboards, e.g. pivot tables, using functions or macros, Gantt charts. Proficiency in SPSS (or other equivalent statistical software, such as SAS, STATA, or R); that is, at minimum, can perform descriptive data analysis and interpret the results.

Physical effort: Must be able to travel between the School of Nursing and participating clinics. Must have the manual dexterity and visual acumen to use desktop PCs or laptops and audio-recording devices. Must have good hearing and a clear speaking voice since this study includes interview and telephone data collection.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a scientific field and Four years of research experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training

Organization Description: Emory School of Nursing is an academic institution. This is an NIA/NIH funded trial.

Closing Date: 1/24/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Mary Laszlo,  Senior Research Specialist
Contact Location: 1520 Clifton Rd. NE

Atlanta   GA  30322
United States
Contact Location: 1520 Clifton Rd. NE
  Atlanta   GA  30322
  United States
Contact Phone: 404-727-2882 
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How to Apply: submit application and resume through Emory University Career website:

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