Research Coordinator, Health Services Research

Research Coordinator, Health Services Research

Position Summary

The Research Coordinator is responsible for supporting research, surveillance, and quality improvement initiatives for REACHnet by performing both scientific and project coordination functions, as well as contributing to project plans, proposal development, and funding applications. This position provides the opportunity to apply a variety of research, methodological, writing, and management skills to support research activities. The position requires frequent collaboration with local and national partners.

This role will support multiple projects in the Health Services Research portfolio. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the successful planning and implementation of projects in collaboration with LPHI team members, partners, and stakeholders. Integral to this role will be conducting literature reviews, writing proposal and/or concept documents, fulfilling regulatory requirements for research projects, engaging

patients and other stakeholders, reporting deliverables to funders, and disseminating research findings.


Minimum Qualifications

· Master’s degree in epidemiology, health services research, or related field

· 2+ years of research experience in the public health sector, healthcare, health policy, or academia

· Knowledge of research concepts, including epidemiological study designs, sampling and data collection approaches, analytical methods, and stakeholder engagement

· Familiarity with statistical software, specifically Stata, SAS, and/or SQL

· Experience working in partnership with community stakeholders, health systems, and/or academic institutions

· Experience fulfilling regulatory requirements for research projects, including Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements and Data Sharing and Use Agreements (DSUAs)

· Ability to work in the New Orleans area preferred


Duties and Responsibilities

Support projects leveraging clinical data

· Support research projects and public health surveillance initiatives, including scientific and project coordination activities

· Collaborate with LPHI staff and local and national partners in the conduct of research and surveillance projects, including COVID response projects, state and national chronic disease surveillance, health services research, quality improvement, and projects connecting clinical and social data

· Develop and track metrics for research projects and operations needs

· Present data in visualizations and other formats that are understandable by non-technical audiences and/or appropriately tailored for specific audiences

· Contribute to dissemination products; write and contribute to briefs, manuscripts, website content, and presentations

· Conduct literature reviews and develop background and significance narratives for research and/or surveillance initiatives

Proposal and partnership development

· Support development of proposals and applications for funding opportunities in research, surveillance, and/or stakeholder engagement projects

· Develop national, regional and community partnerships with public health entities, academic institutions, healthcare delivery systems, community interest groups and stakeholders to further LPHI’s mission and business development

· Manage relationships with external partners and cultivate new partnerships through collaborative projects

Project management

· Support multiple projects simultaneously while effectively working with internal staff and external partners

· Develop project plans, manage timelines, and ensure high quality deliverables

· Understand budgeting, contracting, regulatory, and other administrative processes

· Fulfill regulatory requirements for research projects, including writing study protocols, completing and submitting IRB documentation, and ensuring compliance with protocol

· Identify and take initiative to create processes or improve operations to optimize efficiency in project execution

· Develop presentations and documents to disseminate project outputs to research community and stakeholders

· Track projects’ activities and progress and fulfill reporting requirements for milestones and deliverables to partners and/or funders

· Plan and facilitate meetings; document agendas and notes

Organizational initiatives

· Support organization-wide efforts to advance strategic priorities specified in LPHI’s 2022 – 2024 Strategic Plan

· Actively participate in LPHI-wide meetings and initiatives (i.e., workgroups, committees)

Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Competencies

· Commitment to LPHI’s mission, vision, and values with ability to demonstrate the organization’s core competencies

· Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and partners

· High emotional intelligence, including experience working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds

· Demonstrated practice of a learning orientation

· Ability to champion and manage change

· Ability to deliver with quality and impact, including attention to detail, while meeting deadlines and milestones

· Ability to supervise and manage interns

· Excellent written and oral communication skills

· Ability to employ a highly detail-oriented approach while maintaining an alignment with the broader goals and objectives of projects

· Professional credibility and demonstrated ability to garner trust and confidence among team members and organizational leadership

· Knowledge of Human Subjects Protection and HIPAA requirements

· Strong organization skills with the ability to manage heavy workloads and multiple tasks


· Minimum starting salary of $45,000 dependent on education and experience

· A competitive benefits package is offered to all LPHI full-time staff


Equal Opportunity Employer