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Harvard University Research Project Coordinator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

53739BRAuto req ID:53739BRJob Code:403134 Coordinator I Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Project CoordinatorSub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:31-Mar-2022Salary Grade ( :054Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:3+ years of related experience. Fluent in Spanish (able to work in a Spanish-only environment and translate as needed). Higher education may count towards experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:Bachelor's degree preferred. Excellent organizational skills and project planning experience; willingness to travel once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted; strong collaborative skills; previous knowledge or work in tuberculosis; some experience with data management, laboratory-based data; and experience with conducting training and/or teaching adults.

Additional Information:This is a term appointment, with the end date of March 31, 2022, with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding.

We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture ( of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values (

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

  • Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.

  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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Department:Global Health and social MedicinePre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:‚Äč35 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Job Function:General Administration, ResearchJob-Specific Responsibilities:

The Department of Global Health and Social Medicine (GHSM) at Harvard Medical School conducts research to constantly improve the practice of medicine, the delivery of treatment, and the development of health care policies locally and worldwide. Researchers at GHSM have a long history of conducting research on tuberculosis, focusing on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of both drug-sensitive and drug-resistant TB. The Department is seeking a strong applicant for the position of Project Coordinator to assist in the management of several research projects primarily taking place in Peru. The ideal candidate must have experience in study management, preferably in low-and middle-income countries.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Research Management

  • Database development and management- Works with database managers at both sites to ensure development of databases, data dictionaries, data queries, and enrollment and retention reports.

  • Follows established protocols for the collection, labeling, processing, storage, and tracking of shipment of specimens to different sites.

  • Collaborates with supervisor on annual progress reports to funder, budget development, and budget tracking.

  • Responsible for management of IRB protocol and study document amendments, submissions, and continuing reports in conjunction with local teams. Monitors study activities to ensure compliance with protocols.

Project Management

  • Schedules and coordinates site visits for the PI and Boston staff. Assists with planning of meetings and events and takes minutes during meetings. Coordinates directly with other teams and troubleshoots without supervision, ensures any changes are being implemented across teams, coordinates with vendors and collaborators, and all members of the team to ensure project is advancing, enrollment target is being met, and project is staying within budget.

Training and Education

  • Develops educational materials, understands study procedures, and provides training to study team as needed

School/Unit:Harvard Medical School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.