Project Coordinator - Rollins School of Public Health Job at Emory University, Atlanta, GA

  • Emory University
  • Atlanta, GA

Job Description

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A research team within the Department of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University is seeking a dedicated Project Coordinator to a support research project focused on tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa. The team conducts research aimed at improving prevention, care, and treatment of TB including drug-resistant TB, TB/HIV co-infection, and latent TB infection, as well as examining the impact of TB on non-communicable diseases such as diabetes. This team collaborates with partners at Columbia University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as well as with partners at several institutions in South Africa.


  • Manages a project.
  • Coordinates the strategic planning process and monitors progress toward achieving project goals.
  • Assists in developing, administering and monitoring project related budgets.
  • Coordinates logistical arrangements for related conferences, conventions or meetings.
  • May assist in identifying funding resources and in developing funding strategies and initiatives.
  • Develops and generates various operational and statistical reports.
  • Represents and promotes the project at various speaking engagements.
  • May write grants, reports, briefings, newsletters, promotional or other written material related to the project.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


Position Overview:
We are seeking a self-motivated, highly organized Project Coordinator who will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring the quality and progress of an NIH-funded research project conducted in South Africa. Ideal candidates will have interests in global health, infectious disease, project coordination and management. This is a 15-month position with the opportunity for annual renewal. This position requires up to 30-35% travel to the international site(s) for monitoring project progress on a quarterly basis (23-week trips). This position will support the work of Principal Investigators within our team and report directly to the Data Manager and Program Director.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provides administrative and research support to the Principal Investigator and Program Director for the execution of NIH funded project.
  • Serves as the primary Emory point of contact to facilitate communication and stakeholder engagement between research sites and collaborating agencies, including daily emails, frequent video/teleconferences, and quarterly international site visits.
  • Coordinates and leads U.S. team meetings and international team conference calls, preparing and distributing meeting agendas before, and minutes and action items after meetings. As part of developing meeting agendas, coordinator will prepare reports and tables to document project progress and next steps in meetings with the study Investigators, Program Director, and other Key Personnel.
  • Acts as a liaison with study personnel at international sites to ensure seamless integration of the study into clinical and programmatic settings.
  • Works directly with international team staff to ensure compliance with project protocols and national/international research regulations, developing and maintaining standard operating procedures (SOPs) at each site.
  • Monitors enrollment and laboratory results of study participants.
  • Manages study databases, including importing data, conducting data quality checks, and generating reports to monitor enrollment, data collection and data cleaning using REDCap, R and SAS.
  • Develops and revises, as-needed, data collection case report forms (CRFs) and associated REDCap database(s).
  • Develops, implements, and tracks project work plans for all relevant study activities in collaboration with study personnel at international sites.
  • Collaborates with data management teams and site staff to ensure accurate and complete data collection.
  • Conducts quarterly international site visits lasting 2-3 weeks for project implementation and monitoring, and to represent the U.S.-based study team. Visits may include review of project protocol, discussion of project successes and challenges, quality control of project documents, provision of staff training, goal setting and completion of project specific tasks. During these site visits, the coordinator will draft and send daily field notes to the Principal Investigator, Data Manager, Program Director, and other key project personnel detailing study activities and meetings with site collaborators.
  • Prepares, submits, and manages ethics applications/approvals including amendment and annual renewals to the Emory Institutional Review Board; oversee ethics applications at all relevant site IRBs.
  • Works with Principal Investigator and Program Director to monitor project-related budgets including reviewing project ledgers and invoices and tracking project expenses.
  • Works from an assigned desk at the Rollins School of Public Health three days a week, but willing to travel and work flexibly based on project needs. Adheres to a hybrid work schedule, including three in-office workdays per week.
  • Completes additional project tasks as assigned.


  • A bachelor's degree in a related field and three years of related project management experience, or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training.


  • Masters in Public Health or related field from an accredited institution is preferred.
  • Experience and/or interest in global health research projects preferred (TB experience a plus, but not required).
  • Track record of managing multiple priorities within a geographically dispersed research team.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently, and willingness to take ownership of project, with minimal oversight, within the required timeframe.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills which are necessary in prompt email responses, presentation of study progress to collaborators and key personnel, and leading virtual and in-person team meetings.
    Familiarity with human subjects research regulations, epidemiology
  • global health concepts, and biostatistics.
    Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and strong computer capabilities.
  • Experience using statistical software (SAS, R, REDCAP) to track project progress and summarize data for publications.
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally multiple times per year for 2-3 week trips in support of the research project.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department. This role requires residency in the state of GA. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture:

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

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