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Posted: Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
JOB TITLE: Research Associate/Project Coordinator
DEADLINE: Monday, April 15th, 2019
LOCATION: University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, United States
CONTACT: Jennifer James
TELEPHONE: 415-502-3294
The RA/PC will provide research support and coordination for two qualitative and mixed methods research projects with an emphasis on cancer, genomics, bioethics, and clinical trial participation. One project is a complex bioethics research study about breast cancer screening funded by the NIH (Co-PIs Galen Joseph and Barbara Koenig). The second project is part of NIH funded national consortium on genomic sequencing, and focused on genetic counseling communication for returning exome results to healthy adults (PI Galen Joseph). Other projects may involve community based participatory research methods in cancer or other fields of medicine.

Duties include literature reviews, recruiting and corresponding with research participants, conducting qualitative interviews, clinical or ethnographic observations, managing participant incentives, IRB applications, data management, qualitative data analysis (e.g. using Atlas ti or Dedoose) and manuscript preparation. Working in close communication with research partners, s/he will set up a participant tracking and data management system and maintain the system. The RA/PC will facilitate team communications, meetings, timelines, and operations, and coordinate human research protection activities, including interactions with the IRB. The RA/PC will be expected to work independently while also facilitating collaboration and managing direction from the Principal Investigators and Project Director. Depending on experience, the individual may also conduct qualitative interviews and assist in leading focus groups with study participants.

Subject matter familiarity with social science methods, qualitative research, cancer or cancer prevention, bioethics, clinical trials, public health or health policy is strongly preferred. Fluent Spanish speaker (who can conduct semi-structured interviews in Spanish) is preferred. Substantial project coordination or project management experience is also preferred. Previous experience working in collaboration with community based organizations would be highly valued but is not required. Assignments to assist on other research studies will be made as needed.

To express your interest in the position, please submit 1) a letter summarizing your research experience and interest in the position and 2) your curriculum vitae to study project director Jennifer James (

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