Research Coordinator I – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences is in search of a dependable, flexible, and detail-oriented individual to join two research teams at the University of Southern California. Fifty-percent time will be dedicated to coordinating research for Dr. Hoda Abdel Magid’s research projects in spatial and social epidemiology, focused on the impacts of space and place on chronic disease and aging health disparities in diverse populations. These projects include efforts to leverage (1) spatial epidemiology for examining hypertension disparities and (2) causal inference methods to examine the role of neighborhoods in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and ADRD disparities. The other fifty percent of time will be helping manage Dr. Goleen Samari’s research portfolio that includes several projects on structural racism, xenophobia, and reproductive and maternal health. These projects include research on (1) structural measures development, specifically, structural xenophobia and state-level immigration policy climates and (2) examining the role of structural and sociopolitical contexts in the reproductive health, pregnancy, and birth outcomes for immigrant women with a specific focus on adolescence and young adulthood. Additional assigned duties as needed. Balance of activities will be adjusted, as needed, to support the successful fulfillment of aims agreed upon with external funding agencies, growth of the team, and developing research priorities.

Employment involves (1) maintaining the IRB requirements for all studies; (2) coordinating research team members schedules and calendar needs; (3) navigating data privacy needs and requirements; (4) project management, and (5) providing project support to the research studies and faculty investigators. Excellent English writing and speaking skills are required. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational capabilities, superb problem-solving skills, and a demonstrated ability to work independently while managing multiple tasks. Prior research experience in a research environment is preferred. Master’s degree in a health-related field is preferred. This position is a two-year, full-time position, with a possible one- to three-year extension, based on funding and performance. The salary and benefits will be commensurate with NIH standards. Work arrangements can be flexible (i.e., remote work, hybrid, in-person) to accommodate individual preferences. 

The hourly rate for this position is $30.62 – $32.29. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 1 year
Minimum Field of Expertise: Administrative or research experience. Working knowledge of MS Office applications. Demonstrated effective communication and writing skills. Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

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