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Project Administrator - Christina Economos Research, Friedman Shool of Nutrition
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 20, 2019
Title Project Administrator - Christina Economos Research, Friedman Shool of Nutrition
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
    Administrative Support/Services

This is a limited term position for 1 year. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.

ChildObesity180 is a unique and multidisciplinary organization that leverages innovative approaches from nutrition and public health, systems science, and the business community to transform the way communities prevent obesity. We bring together cross-sector leaders to bring together gather diverse perspectives, build consensus, and drive coordinated, comprehensive action to improve environments and promote health for everyone. Through ongoing, rigorous evaluation of the transformation process, we continually adapt and refine our approach to meet the needs of all the communities in which we work, and to advance the field of obesity prevention broadly.

The Catalyzing Communities to Prevent Obesity project is seeking a Project Administrator to help with the coordination and implementation of our systems approach to community-based obesity prevention in several communities nationwide. The ideal candidate for the project administrator position will provide specialized subject matter knowledge in nutrition science and community engaged research, along with an excitement and willingness to learn about innovative methods and approaches to obesity prevention. The Project Administrator will be involved with all aspects of research and project coordination, including facilitating communication between community partners, study participants, and internal and external co-investigators. The Project Administrator will also be responsible for creating and overseeing data management and filing systems, preparing data for and helping to carry out analyses and visualizations, drafting manuscripts and reports, working with the team to plan and execute meetings and events for partners and co-investigators, and monitoring IRB protocols. The ideal candidate has excellent organizational as well as written and oral communication skills, along with a keen interest and willingness to learn and engage with experts in nutrition, public health, and systems science.

Essential Functions:
Helps coordinate and participates in meetings with co-investigative team at Tufts and with external collaborators.
Maintains organization of project files, including meetings notes and output from stakeholder and other meetings, data and study participant forms.
Distributes and tracks study compensation for research participants.
Organizes and oversees shared network drives and evidence-based resources.
Stays up-to-date with research findings from new/relevant peer-reviewed journal articles.
With the Principal Investigator and Research Manager, develops and monitors IRB protocols, tracks research approval and modification processes, and ensures adherence to protocolsDevelops/maintains data management databases and filing systems.
Collaborates with research team (i.e., Research Manager, Principal and co-Investigators) to develop program data collection materials including new survey questions, semi-structured interview guides, and other data collection tools as necessary.
With Research Manager, facilitates data collection in research communities by: finding names and contact information for potential study participants, conducting interviews with study participants, helping field and distribute surveys, and other tasks as necessary.
Prepares data for analysis, and contributes to research analyses and data visualizationParticipates in the development of goals and strategies for the community coalitions and community partners.
Assists community partners in identification and implementation of evidence-based strategies for obesity prevention , by performing literature searches, sharing content knowledge and experience, and developing appropriate materials for supplementing ongoing interventions.
With Research manager, Principal Investigator, and co-investigative team, plays key role in identification and selection of new partner communities, and engagement with community stakeholders and research participants.
In collaboration community partners, Research Manager, and co-investigative team, coordinates and executes selected intervention components.
Participates in weekly meetings with community partners to advance work with core stakeholder groups in partner communities With Research Manager, writes and updates material for website and other external communications.
Assists in development of manuscripts, abstracts, and presentations for conferences.
Drafts presentations and contributes to reports to communicate project progress and findings.
Provides ideas and content for meetings, seminars, lectures, and other special events.
Performs other duties as required for the project and research group.


Basic Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in related discipline and 3+ years of related experience OR Master’s degree and 1-2 years related experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in related discipline and 3+ years of experience in related field of study.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Some local (in and around Boston) and other domestic travel is included in the position

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Job: Administration
Organization: Friedman School of Nutrition
Employee Status: Limited Appointment

Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Dec 13, 2019, 1:23:13 PM

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