Title: Research Coordinator – PFAS $56,900 - $81,800 / Posted thru 11-11-19
Employee Name: TBD
Supervisor: Deb MacKenzie-Taylor
Purpose: The Research Coordinator – PFAS is responsible for overseeing operations of MDHHS Environmental Health scientific studies and serves as the primary liaison between the DEH’s leadership team and rese research staff. This individual will work clos closely with project managers, lead epid epidemiologists, and lead toxicologists, to ensu ensure the successful completion study goals.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate day-to-day activities of various c complex environmental health research s studies as follows: • Identify and delegate work requests b based on understanding of need. Determine a and designate appropriate actions on behalf o of the senior leadership; identify and e establish response deadlines for actions. • Initiate, coordinate, schedule, facilitate, prepare agendas, track follow-up a actions, and document meeting action items. • Meet weekly with project managers a and lead technical staff to review project t timelines, address operations barriers, and p plan for future needs. • Track project implementation metrics f for multiple projects and provide weekly u updates to research and MDHHS leadership. • Ensure compliance with all a appropriate MDHHS policies and practices; l local, state, federal, agency and sponsor r rules; and, regulations and requirements r regarding grant and/or contract a administration. • Provide information to senior l leadership that is used for budgeting p purposes. • Recommend changes to improve p programs, policy and/or practices. • Model and train staff on the approaches to problem solving, decision-making, and communications with internal and external partners.
making, and communications with internal and e external partners. • Review technical reports, budget nar narratives, memos, and other study related mat materials.
Advise on the planning and implementation of s study procedures as follows: • Collaborate with technical experts t to review, test, and implement trainings for a agency staff and other project partners. • Collaborate with data managers to e ensure secure data collection meeting HIPAA a and State of Michigan security requirements. • Review and edit materials including prot protocol documents, informed consent forms, ques question and answer documents, and comm communications to study participants.
Education: Master’s or Ph.D. in related field field.
Experience: At least five years of relevant wor work experience in at least one of the fol following areas: research administration, pro project management, report writing, man management, complex study design, or public hea health administration.
Important Skills and Characteristics: • Self-motivated with exceptional o organizational skills and high attention to d detail. • Ability to anticipate roadblocks and i independently resolve. • Ability to prioritize and coordinate m multiple facets of project development and i implementation. • Advanced knowledge of principles of q qualitative and quantitative research m methodology, and strategic planning. • Ability to work collaboratively with t technical experts, administrators, external p partners, and the public. • Creative problem solver. • Proficient in and demonstrable k knowledge of MS Office preferred (word, e excel, ppt); database and data collection t tool knowledge a plus (Access, REDCap, SQL). • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work. • Ability to interpret complex i instructions. • Exceptional oral, written, and i interpersonal communication skills. • Basic understanding or willingness t to learn scientific principles, practices a and procedures of toxicology, epidemiology, a and biology. • Strong cultural competency and co collaboration skills with the ability to wo work effectively in an environment with di diverse cultures, multiple perspectives, and co competing needs.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements: The employee may transport supplies to clinic locations. Items and supplies can be bulky and weigh up to 40lbs. Requires a valid vehicle operator’s license and occa occasional travel within the state, incl including overnights. Less frequently, trav travel may be required outside of the state.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: No as assigned responsibility.