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Project Coordinator

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

Job Summary

Dr. McGhee Hassrick, from the Life Course Outcomes research program at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute (AJDAI), is recruiting for a project coordinator to manage social network research with ASD youth, their families and employment supporters. Founded in 2012, the AJDAI is a university-level research institute that applies public health science approaches to autism spectrum disorders.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate research project implementation by managing recruitment, consent, enrollment and data collection for ASD youth, their families and employment supporters
  • Manage administrative and Internal Review Board (IRB) processes for research grants
  • Manage financial tracking systems for lab
  • Provide support for requests from other lab team members to review materials (i.e. edit surveys, edit study documents, assist with other IRB tasks) that support the implementation of program area research projects
  • Set agendas, schedule meetings and execute follow-up email communication to establish positive collaborative relationships with colleagues at Drexel University and external stakeholders
  • Participate in manuscript writing, table making etc. to support the dissemination of research findings
  • Using Sharepoint, Smartsheet and Slack - maintain meticulous and well-organized records (i.e. recording notes for all meetings in notebook, completing all tracking information for project implementation, engaging in timely internal and external communications, project management (creating detailed project SOPs), and all other aspects of the job
  • Consult with the lab director to continually refine procedures and policies for the planning and management of research projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Sociology, Psychology, or closely related field
  • Some previous research experiences
  • Commitment to working with individuals with autism, their families, and providers.
  • Experience with research project coordination
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Experience collaborating successfully with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Experience writing research reports for scientific and nonscientific audiences
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Outstanding written and oral communication abilities

Physical Demands

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table


University City- Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as exempt with a salary grade of I. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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