Emory Healthcare/Emory University Public Health Program Associate - Tuberculosis Research Unit (TBRU) in Atlanta, Georgia
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A team of researchers in the Department of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University has been conducting research aimed at improving prevention, care, and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) including drug-resistant TB, TB/HIV co-infection and latent TB infection.
The group’s collaborating partners include University of California-San Francisco (San Francisco, CA), Armauer Hansen Research Institute (Ethiopia) and DeKalb County Board of Health (Atlanta, USA).
We are seeking a self-motivated, highly-organized Public Health Program Associate with experience in research project management, who will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring the quality and project progress of a NIH-funded research project being conducted in Ethiopia.
Provide principal administrative and research support to the Principal Investigator and Program Director in the administration and implementation of multiple NIH funded projects and their completion
Be responsible for communication across research sites and collaborating agencies based in the U.S. and Ethiopia, including daily emails, biweekly video/teleconferences and quarterly site visits
Prepare agendas for and lead weekly project U.S. team meetings, and biweekly conference calls with Ethiopia team, write and distribute minutes for all meetings
Serve as a point of contact and interact with the study personnel at the Ethiopian study sites to ensure smooth integration of the study into the clinical and programmatic setting
Work with on-site project staff to ensure compliance to all aspects of the project protocols and national and international regulations
Develop and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) for activities at each site
Track screening, enrollment and follow-up visits of study participants
Prepare and present periodic progress reports, meeting agendas and minutes, and action items to document project progress and next steps in regular team meetings with the Study Investigators and other Key Personnel
Develop and monitor implementation of project work plans
Review study database and develop data reports to track study progress
Work closely with the study Data Management Core (DMC) for any database or paper case report form (CRF) revisions
Work with the site study staff to monitor accuracy and completeness of data collection and data entry to ensure quality data management
Conduct quarterly site monitoring in Ethiopia including quality control (QC) of informed consent forms, study CRFs and source documents, and meeting with in-country team regarding all aspects of project progress. When travel to Ethiopia is not possible, QC of CRFs and source documents will be conducted from the U.S. through review of scanned and emailed documents.
Prepare and send daily notes to the Principal Investigator and other Key Personnel during trips to Ethiopia, detailing study activities and meetings with local collaborators
Collaborate closely with site investigator to provide targeted support and training of a team of 12-15 Ethiopian study staff members to ensure accurate and timely completion of all project activities
Prepare and submit ethics applications, including amendments and annual renewals to the Emory Institutional Review Board (IRB); oversee ethics applications at all relevant site IRBs
Review project ledgers and track expenses
Complete additional research duties as assigned
- A master's degree in public health, a master's of science degree in public health or health education, or a master's in development practice from an accredited school.
Masters in public health or related field from an accredited school is preferred
Experience with international research projects is preferred
Ability to manage multiple priorities while working as part of a geographically dispersed team
Accuracy and attention to detail is desired
Ability to work independently with minimal oversight and willingness to take ownership of project
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills is desired
Strong communicator, including promptly responding to emails, clearly presenting study progress to collaborators and key personnel, and leading conference calls and team meetings
Ability to work effectively in teams
Knowledge of human subjects research study design and regulations, epidemiology and biostatistics
Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner
Ability and desire to travel internationally multiple times per year to study sites during 2-3 week trips, to support the needs of the project
Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite applications
This is a 12-month position.
When international travel is possible, this position requires up to 30-35% travel to Ethiopia for monitoring project progress.
This position reports to the Program Director.
NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.
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Job Number 58694
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Division School Of Public Health
Department SPH: Epidemiology
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable
Job Category Business Operations
Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location US-GA-Atlanta
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