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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.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • 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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

  • 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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