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Job ID: 185612

Research Coordinator - Occupational Therapy, School of Arts & Sciences
Tufts University

Date Posted May 12, 2022
Title Research Coordinator - Occupational Therapy, School of Arts & Sciences
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Occupational Therapy, School of Arts & Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory


The REACH Lab (Research on Ethics, Aging, and Community Health) is dedicated to health equity and improving healthcare decision-making. The REACH Lab incorporates multidisciplinary approaches to better understand the social mechanisms underlying health disparities, with the goals of improving patient-centered decision-making at the individual level, and informing health policies at the population level. Our research partners include patients, families, clinicians, community-members, patient advocates, community organizations, health care centers, academics, and policy makers.


The Department of Occupational Therapy is a collaborative, diverse learning community focused on incorporating innovative scholarship, evidence-based practice, and clinical reasoning to advance the field of occupational therapy. Our focus is on high-impact, multidisciplinary scholarship, excellence in clinical reasoning, and strong community-based partnerships as we develop, disseminate and apply knowledge that promotes meaningful and healthy participation in daily activities of people, populations, and communities.

What You'll Do

This position is grant funded and the initial term is one year. This is a hybrid role with on-campus expectations including recruiting and conducting participant interviews, data analysis, lab meetings, supporting RAs, and project management. Off-campus time can be coordinated with PI agreement.


Under close supervision of Principal Investigator, the research coordinator will support, facilitate, and coordinate daily research activities. The coordinator will be responsible for managing IRB documentation; creating recruitment materials; recruiting participants; administering surveys, interviews, and focus groups; facilitating use of decision aids; managing and analyzing data. The research coordinator may train and support undergraduate students, participate in research design, and prepare results for publication and dissemination. Plentiful opportunities for publishing and training in research and management.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Relevant experience in research related activities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with facilitating qualitative assessments.
  • Experience with data analysis software (e.g. Nvivo, Stata, )
  • Meticulous attention to detail and high degree of organizational skills.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Outstanding communication skills and a positive attitude


Special Work Schedule Requirements:

This role involves travel within the Boston metro area on a routine basis to interact with study participants and collaborators.



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.

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