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Research Coordinator/Interviewer - Boston Puerto Rican Health Study (Multiple Positions)

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Biomed & Nutritional Sciences
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience/grade - minimum $20/hour
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General Summary of Position:

BOSTON BASED - The Research Coordinator/Interviewer position is a full time, 3.5 year position with the possibility of renewal based on continued funding and job performance. This position will support recruitment and data collection for the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study, a longitudinal follow-up study of at least 500 participants. The Research Coordinator/Interviewer will conduct comprehensive health and diet interviews with study participants in their homes, in English and/or Spanish, participate in contacting, recruiting and scheduling study participants for interviews, procedures and follow-up questions, and assist with scheduling and coordinating research procedures for participants at Boston research facilities. S/he will also assist with project-related administrative work. The Research Coordinator/Interviewer must be bilingual in English and Spanish. This position is primarily based in Boston, with frequent travel between Tufts Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and participants’ homes, and travel 2-4 times per month to the UMass Lowell campus.

 Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Associates degree in health related field or relevant area
  • 1-2 years of experience in an academic, hospital or community research setting; however will consider candidates with HS diploma or GED/equivalent and 3- 5 years related experience.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, both oral and written
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in health related field or relevant area
  • Experience with field work and work in health or nutrition-related research
  • Experience working with diverse populations

Special Instructions to Applicants:

** This  position requires frequent travel to participants’ homes and data collection sites in Boston, MA and Greater Boston area. Travel to the UML campus in Lowell, MA approximately 2-4 times per month. Must have regular and reliable access to a car.

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.  

This position is contingent upon funding. The initial appointment will be for three and a half years with a possibility of renewal based on productivity and performance and the availability of funding.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.



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