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Research Coordinator

The research coordinator will organize all participant enrollment, data collection, and data management on research investigating educational outcomes for children with special healthcare needs, in collaboration with the Center for Employment and Disability Research and Children’s Specialized Hospital (in New Brunswick, NJ). Qualified candidates should have experience in research involving human subjects, staff supervision, qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques, and excellent communication skills.

Responsibilities may include
  • Works closely with the project’s principal investigator to organize all research activities and maintain effective communication between project staff, external collaborators, and funding agencies.
  • Supervising participant recruitment, scheduling, and consenting activities conducted by 2-3 research assistants and/or student interns.
  • Managing medical record abstraction and data collection.
  • Maintaining study databases at the highest level of completeness and accuracy.
  • Organizing focus group and in-depth interview activities under the direction of senior scientific staff.
  • Organizing monthly meetings and communication between collaborators.
  • Ensuring the study team maintains compliance with IRB, HIPAA, and FERPA guidelines.
  • Provides support to grant writing and project dissemination activities as directed.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in the social or health sciences (e.g., Psychology, Public Health, Social Work).
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a clinical/research setting working with people with disabilities or other chronically ill populations and their families.
  • Demonstrated experience in data management from various sources (medical records, focus groups, surveys).
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills required to effectively manage a collaborative project across two project sites.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Preferred qualifications
  • Master's degree in the social or health sciences (e.g., psychology, public health, social work).
  • Four or more years of experience in a clinical/research setting working with people with disabilities or other chronically ill populations and their families.
  • Proficiency in the use of electronic data capture tools (e.g., REDCap) and data analytic software for quantitative (e.g., Stata, SPSS, or SAS) and qualitative (e.g., NVivo) analysis.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Fluency in both English and Spanish.
To apply

Forward your résumé (MS Word or PDF) and salary requirements to career@KesslerFoundation.org. Please indicate the position(s) for which you are applying in the subject line.