Brown University — Project Coordinator

Job Description:

Position Purpose:
To coordinate data collection, data acquisition, research team coordination, IRB protocol management, and grant reporting tasks for multiple research projects. Assist with the management and day-to-day operations of the projects, including interactions with study participants, coordinating with suppliers, engaging stakeholders, and meeting recruitment goals. Responsibilities may include tracking enrollment, recruitment, assist with screening and scheduling participants, manage IRB-approved protocols and documents, prepare and submit IRB applications and reports, and support manuscript activities as needed. The ideal candidate will be flexible, service-oriented, resourceful, and have strong communication skills and specific experience and expertise in research grants.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong software and web proficiency required (i.e. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat Pro, Qualtrics, etc.), with willingness to learn and utilize new software applications as needed.
  • Strong attention to detail, high level of professionalism and organization required


  • Public health research experience
  • Experience with recruitment of hard-to-reach populations and experience conducting in-person interview
  • Experience and familiarity with grant funding and IRB procedures necessary, knowledge of issues related to treatment evaluation.
  • Experience with supervision of diverse professional staff required, including staff development and motivation

 Job Competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively on multiple projects at the same time, including setting priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Effective at communicating with audiences whose statistical and technical backgrounds vary widely
  • Efficient time management skills
  • Experience working with IRB applications and grant/IRB reporting
  • Knowledge of research study design, recruitment issues, and retention
  • Experience with team leadership and collaboration
  • Flexible schedule – prepared to work nights and weekends, as needed
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 3/1/2024 which may be extended based upon available funding.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Project Coordinator

School of Public Health

Grade 9

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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