Project coordinator in population health

Project coordinator in population health

Project coordinator in population health

Posting Date: 01/18/2023


Closing Date: 03/01/2023


Job Information/Description:

We seek a highly motivated individual to join our productive team at the UCLA Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research (CPCR) as a project coordinator. Our team is located on the University of California Los Angeles campus in Westwood and performs health systems and population health research to improve the uptake of cancer screening and surveillance.

The project coordinator’s primary responsibilities will be related to a recently funded National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) R01 award that aims to implement and evaluate a multilevel health system intervention. The intervention uses artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and electronic health record optimization to improve care for UCLA Health patients at elevated risk for colorectal cancer. The multidisciplinary research team includes experts in implementation science, informatics, qualitative research methods, statistics, and cost-effectiveness. The project coordinator will manage research activities that include: qualitative interviews; quantitative data collection from medical records; intervention implementation; maintaining detailed and accurate documentation of all research project activities; developing agendas, presentations and supporting documentation for research team meetings; maintaining all necessary UCLA IRB approvals; drafting progress and annual reports required by the funding agency; and actively participating in the development of presentations and manuscripts for academic and community audiences.

This individual will be imbedded in our active and collegial research center comprised of UCLA faculty in epidemiology, health services research, and implementation science in addition to junior team members, undergraduate students and graduate students from the UCLA schools of medicine and public health.

Additional opportunities in this position will include authoring papers (including first-author), training and experience in grant preparation, and participation in other research projects as needed in our Center. The scholar will also have full access to several mentors and field experts in the schools of public health and medicine. Ideal candidates for this role will have a strong interest in cancer prevention, a Master’s or PhD in health services research or a related field, and prior experience with electronic health records and patients.

Type of Supervision Received/Exercised:
Individual must work with a high level of independence to carry out the responsibilities of the position, exercising independent judgment to set work priorities, identify problems, recommend solutions and meet program goals. Supervision is provided by the PI with consultation and guidance provided on a bi-weekly basis and as needed.



Additional Information:

Required for applicants:
-MPH or PhD
-Qualitative (at least some) and quantitative research experience.
-Health system experience
-Ability to live and work in Los Angeles, California



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