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Research Coordinator I- Public Health- Austin, TX. at UT Health

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Austin, Texas

Job Description:


Position Summary:

The purpose of Maternal Child Health (MCH) Research Coordinator role is to provide operation and research management for the Maternal Child Health Training Grant at the Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living. This role requires knowledge and experience with project management in research and academic settings as well as team management, including day-to-day supervision of Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs). It also requires the ability to demonstrate initiative, discretion and independent judgment. In addition, it requires interfacing with students and fellows in the MCH program at UTHealth and providing administrative assistance on an ongoing basis.

Department: School of Public Health
Location: Austin, TX
FLSA: Non Exempt
Status: Full time

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Provides day-to-day project management coordination for MCH operations and research projects to ensure activities are completed on time, within scope and on budget.
  • Executes submission of bi-annual progress reports to the funder (Human Resources and Service Administration)
  • Provides day-to-day supervision of MCH staff and GRAs as well as facilitation of weekly team meetings.
  • Manages M&O budget, GRA hiring process, and other personnel and administrative related tasks.
  • Develops and maintains project organizational tools including: manual of procedures, work plan, timeline, roles and organizational charts
  • Oversees outreach activities and communications on behalf of the program.
  • Provides administrative support to MCH concentration and certificate students as well as MCH fellows.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Certification/Skills:

    Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
    Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

    Preferred skills:

    Ability to manage multiple priorities, tasks and deadlines

    Excellent teamwork and leadership skills

    Ability to solve problems independently

    Minimum Education/Experience:

    Bachelor's degree or four years of experience in lieu of degree.

    Physical Requirements:

    Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.
    This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.

    Security Sensitive:

    This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215