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The Department of Biostatistics within the UW School of Public Health has an outstanding opportunity for a Project Coordinator in a temporary capacity, working 40 per week from May 1 through July 31, with the possibility of extension.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Project Coordinator manages information for research collaborations led by the Genetics Analysis Center (GAC) within the Department of Biostatistics. The GAC performs and coordinates genetic analysis and related collaborative research for grants and contracts sponsored by NIH, DOJ, and other federal agencies. As the Coordinating Center for such studies, the GAC is responsible for receiving, cleaning, analyzing, sharing, and tracking data from many different human subject studies. The role of the Project Coordinator is to coordinate the web-based organization of these data as well as the communication of task statuses, analytical findings, activity schedules, and research plans to the national and international researchers involved in GAC projects.
The Project Coordinator should be comfortable with scientific language but does not need to have existing subject matter experience. Excellent communication skills, oral and written, are paramount. The Project Coordinator must be able to organize and monitor the information from many studies simultaneously using several organization and storage methods, and s/he must be able to configure content management systems to store and present data and files in ways that are easily understood and easily accessed by all collaborative users. Experience with content management for the web and with content management systems is desirable.
The Project Coordinator will also be responsible at times for taking meeting minutes, arranging off-site meeting logistics, arranging travel, and performing other administrative and clerical duties.
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Web Management, English, Journalism, Library Science, or other writing/communications field and 2 - 3 years of experience.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience using Drupal content management; experience negotiating with vendors; experience with relational databases.
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