ECHO Research Coordinator

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Apr 14, 2022
May 13, 2023
Full Time
Research CoordinatorThe College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University seeks a Research Coordinator for the ECHO research project. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. This is a grant funded position.About the Department:The College of Health & Human Services resides in Peterson Family Health Science Hall, a new state-of-the-art building that is home to the newly opened Population Health Center whose mission is to provide inter-professional clinical and behavioral health, while supporting population-based research and offering professional development and training opportunities.The NIH has launched a seven-year initiative called the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program to advance knowledge and understanding of the effects of environmental exposures on child health and development. Its stated mission is to enhance the health of children for generations to come.Responsibilities:The Research Coordinator will be primarily responsible for executing ECHO prenatal /early childhood protocol requirements. The incumbent will assist with recruiting ECHO prenatal participants into the current proposal; inform patients or caregivers about study aspects and outcomes to be expected, administer surveys and collect survey returns; monitor research participants to ensure adherence to study rules, scheduling clinic, home and laboratory visits; collecting biospecimens to the GMU biorepository; code, evaluate, and enter data into databases, and ensure that the necessary supplies and equipment for the study are in stock.Specific dutiesSchedule and conduct research participant visits;Consent patients into the research study;Perform participant follow-up on site and remotely by phone or home visits in order to complete study requirements;Complete data entry and perform data quality checks, audits and corrections; andAdditional duties may be assigned to meet project deliverables.Required Qualifications:Master's degree in a relevant field and experience in child/family clinical research may substitute for the advanced degree;Possess commendable organizational skills;Attention to detail;Project management skills and knowledge of project management best practices;Excellent communication skills, verbal and written;In depth information about the project area;Experience in data collection and data management;Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills;Ability to work within a team;A multi-tasker with strong ability to work under pressure; andProficient in using computers with related knowledge of software programs and Internet.

For full consideration, applicants must complete the online application at for position F608AZ, and attach a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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