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Research Coordinator

Job Location:

US-DC-Washington

Category:

Case Managment

Type:

Regular Full-Time

ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY:

POSITION SUMMARY:

Us Helping Us is a rapidly growing and mission-driven nonprofit. For the past 30 years, we have provided innovative programs and services to improve the health and wellbeing of racial, sexual orientation and gender minorities, people living with HIV/AIDS, and persons with substance abuse disorders and mental illness. As it exists today, we currently operate two office locations in the greater Washington, DC area and offer a variety of clinical, behavioral/mental health and social support services in a trusting, compassionate and non-judgmental environment. We are currently hiring for a Medical Assistant and are looking for an energetic, independently motivated and committed person to fill this position.

 

 

The Research Coordinator will be responsible for implementing protocols for several research studies, including a study focused on understanding the epidemiology of Hepatitis C (HepC) among Black and Latino gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) as well as a study designed to understanding optimal strategies to increase PrEP adherence among MSM. The Research Coordinator will conduct primary research activities including recruitment, obtaining informed consent, diagnostic testing (i.e. HepC and HIV/STDs), data collection and analysis, tracking/retention, and conducting the behavioral and biomedical assessments. 

 

The Research Coordinator will report to the Director of Research & Evaluation and have the following responsibilities:

  • Implement the IRB-approved study protocols with study participants, including the study activities at the baseline and applicable follow-up study visits.

  • Maintain protocol requirements for participant visits, participant visit schedule, and study procedures.

  • Schedule and conduct participant visits and ensure that all study procedures are performed in compliance with the protocol and standards of the agency. 

  • Complete all study documentation such as the informed consent form, and other specific research documents.

  • Supervise and work with the Recruitment and Retention Specialist to develop, coordinate and support activities designed to promote the recruitment of potential study participants, including community/venue- and virtual-based strategies.

  • Identify, enroll and obtain informed consent from study participants (e.g., Black and Latino MSM in Washington, DC) and retain these men over applicable follow-up period.

  • Conduct interviews and maintain accurate records of interviews, safeguarding the confidentiality of participants, as necessary.

  • Code and verify data in accordance with specified research protocol procedures, and enter data into a computer database and/or spreadsheet application for subsequent analysis.

  • Data Management: Assist with data entry, management and data analysis.

  • Prepare study progress reports, and review with other study personnel (e.g., Director of Research & Evaluation, Quality Assurance Manager) to ensure study goals are met, and make any mid-course corrections when necessary and appropriate.

  • Conduct literature reviews, and contribute to manuscript writing for publication. 

  • Perform other position-related duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):

  • Knowledge about HepC and HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care, especially for Black and Latino MSM (e.g., sexual health).

  • Experience coordinating or working with research studies, especially studies with longitudinal study designs.

  • Skills in working within a team structure, while taking initiative and working independently to complete necessary tasks without major supervision. 

  • Skills in multi-tasking, managing time, and meeting critical deadlines. 

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, self-motivated and enthusiastic.

  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment and provide caring and non-judgmental patient-centered services.

  • Proficient in basic computer and software applications.

  • Proficient skills in data analysis and management, and experience with using SPSS or Stata is a plus.

  • Experience working with LGBTQ individuals and racial minorities, and respects individual cultural and religious practices, and work sensitively with young Black and Latino MSM, transgender women, and other minorities.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred. Ideally, Us Helping Us would like to hire a bilingual Latino MSM.


Required Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, nursing, psychology, social work, sociology or a related behavioral science discipline required. An MPH or MSW preferred. 

  • At least 6 months of related work experience to include delivery of HepC/HIV prevention programs. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

  • Must be able to work evening and weekend hours within high risk environments and communities.

  • Experience and knowledge of HepC, HIV, other sexually transmitted infections (e.g., Syphilis) and chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes, hypertension).

 

Specifications:

  • Salary range $47,500-$60,000 per annum plus a generous benefits package, including tuition reimbursement and employer-paid insurance and 401(k) contribution.

  • This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) that includes regular evening and weekend hours. 

  • Driver’s license required.

  • Valid U.S. work permit required.

  • Must submit to and successfully complete a background investigation.

  • Us Helping Us has a smoke-free environment and non-smokers are preferred. Excellent personal hygiene is a must.

Us Helping Us is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, language, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran with a disability.

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