Project Coordinator
University of California - San Diego - La Jolla, CA

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Provide administration, research, writing, outreach, science communication and coordinating support for two major research initiatives: (1) tobacco control and public health, and (2) exposure of vulnerable communities to hazardous chemicals in land, water and air. Initiative 1 involves coordinating a state-wide tobacco survey that involves multiple investigators and data analyses and report-writing. Initiative 2 involves UCSD's Superfund Research Center and associated efforts to design and implement new methodologies for gauging health risks and assessing health effects and creating innovative detection and monitoring systems for toxicity. Crosscutting duties for this job, to be split evenly across the two project-based initiatives, include working under the supervision of the Principal Investigators to help develop research papers, grants, reports, on-line planning and decision support tools, and community outreach materials (e.g., posters, newsletters, and multimedia). Other duties include communicating complex research findings to broad audiences through periodic workshops; symposia; conferences and web-based knowledge networking.

QUALIFICATIONS

Advanced graduate theoretical knowledge or practical experience in Public Health or Relevant Life and Environmental Sciences.

Excellent scientific research writing skills. Demonstrated ability in writing grants and research proposals. Attention to details and ability to analytically assess and compile written responses.

Knowledge of the contract and grant proposal submission process to federal, state or private funding organizations, including the online submission process.

Experience performing statistical analysis using SAS. Experience analyzing data and interpreting data.

Knowledge of Human Subjects and Institutional Review Board and other federal research policies and procedures.

Ability to work with complex community organizations. Very good to excellent communication skills. Ability to work as a team member and independently.

Experience in multi-tasking and ability to perform under pressure/deadlines coordinating large and complex projects.

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