Employment Opportunities

Position:
Research Coordinator
Department:
Cancer Research Center
Date Posted:
10/31/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until filled

Description

One part time research coordinator position is available in the Minority Men’s Health Initiative and the Hampton University Cancer Research Center for a highly motivated individual with training and background in nursing, psychology, sociology, behavioral health, public health or other clinical training and with strong ties to the community. We have launched a study that engages community members and patients in precision medicine education and research. Precision medicine is an emerging approach for preventing and treating diseases that uses biological, environmental, and lifestyle information to help develop personalized treatments and procedures.  By combining this information, medicine will be more personalized and doctors and patients will be able to develop targeted plans for treatment, prevention, and detection.  The goal for precision medicine is to provide the right medical care in the right dose to the right patient at the right time.

The MUSC TCC in Precision Medicine and Minority Men’s Health will engage diverse stakeholders to ensure that groups, organizations, and individuals can do the following in order to improve the quality of research and clinical practice related to precision medicine:

  • Are knowledgeable, aware, and informed about precision medicine

  • Have the capacity and resources to apply and/or use precision medicine as part of their health care or clinical practice

  • Have sufficient information to make informed decisions about participating in precision medicine research and/or referring patients/members for participation in studies

  • Priorities, concerns, and preferences about precision medicine are identified

  • Precision medicine does not exacerbate racial and ethnic disparities in health care and outcomes

Duties and Responsibilities

The research coordinator will be assisting with the development of infrastructure needed to build community relationships essential to the effective transfer of precision medicine knowledge. He/she will be instrumental in coordinating multiple communities for engaging local stakeholders in men’s health, minority health and precision medicine. He/she will help administer surveys, collect data from participants, summarize results, and communicate with the staff of the Center’s Consortium Core.

Requirements

A bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing, psychology, sociology, behavioral health, or public health is required.  A bachelors’ degree may be considered if appropriate the candidate has the appropriate requisite experience to perform the tasks described above. 

Qualifications

The research coordinator must have excellent people skills, medical background or familiarity with medical terminology. We are looking for outgoing applicants with experience in engaging community members and patients in educational activities and research. Having connections to the community, such as church, civic organizations, or health-related organizations is desired.  

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment either in person, via email at HROffice@hamptonu.edu, or fax to (757) 727-5969: 

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

 **No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

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