Arizona State University
Campus: Downtown Phoenix
Project Coord Research
The Aging Biobehavioral Measures and Interventions Lab (ABMIL) based in the Edson College and Center for Innovation in Healthy and Resilient Aging (CIHRA) at the Arizona State University (ASU) has a hybrid online+remote Project Coordinator position available starting January 2023 through December 2024 (negotiable start/end time). This position is funded by the lab’s start-up fund with funding lasting through December 2025.
This position entails 15 hours per week. Salary will commensurate with the candidate’s skillset and experience. The candidate will be responsible for coordinating a small clinical trial recently funded by the CIHRA.
VP/EXEC VICE PROV DPC
Grant Funded Position
This is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding.
$21.61 – $38.46 per hour; DOE
Directly working with and reporting to Dr. Ng, the candidate will be involved in coordinating the small clinical trial and thus acquiring and honing research skills, including but not limited to:
- Project coordination and management.
- Assist with IRB protocol amendments.
- Lead a small undergraduate team to perform research operation related to the trial, including social media advertisement, study participant recruitment, coordinating and overseeing neuropsychological (memory) tests, psycho-social questionnaires, and/or bio-sample collection.
- Supervise undergraduate students recruited under this project.
- Conduct and/or supervise students on data entry and management.
- Purchase items and initiate reimbursement.
- Assist with manuscript/grant writing.
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years related experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
- Evidence of a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in one of the following fields: Nursing, Integrative/ Biobehavioral sciences, Medical/Bio-sciences, Sociology, Psychology, Public Health, Kinesiology or related majors
- Familiarity with research in general and experience coordinating or experience as a team member of a human-related research project for a year or more, preferably clinical trial
- Evidence of effective written and oral communication skills
- Ability to communicate and interact comfortably with different stakeholders, undergraduates, and older adults
- Experience in being motivated and detail-oriented
- Ability to work with a certain degree of/ minimum supervision as well as with others in a multi-disciplinary setting
- Ability to multi-task and work on a flexible schedule according to the needs of the project (e.g., working on weekend mornings for 2 hours to oversee intervention sessions if needed)
- Ability to work on this project from January 2023 through December 2023
- Experience managing data collection software, including experience using REDCap/Qualtrics
- Experience with data analytic software, such as SPSS, STATA or R.
- Evidence of having written and/or conducted an undergrad/master’s thesis project
- Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential duties
- Communicate orally and in writing to perform essential duties
- Initiate confidential correspondence on behalf of the project
- Conduct interviews over the phone or in person
- Work in a school or community setting
- Schedule appointments and maintain calendar for project
- Supervise staff and/or students
- Use office equipment including a desktop computer.
- Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse
- Works under supervision
- Works from general instructions on standard job duties and specific directions/instructions on new assignments
- Able to exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies to determine appropriate action
The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is distinguished as a model for excellence and inspiration in nursing and interprofessional practice, education and research to advance knowledge and innovative practice models, and new solutions to optimize the health and well-being of our diverse local, national and global communities.
Lab and Project Description
Research program in the lab examines: 1) bio-psycho-social and biobehavioral models in older adults due to aging and diseases, e.g., long-COVID, by investigating the interconnections amongst biomarkers, loneliness, social connectedness/isolation and cognitive impairment, and 2) the feasibility, efficacies and mechanisms of non-pharmacological interventions, e.g., mindfulness and nature-based interventions. Director of the lab is Dr. Ted K.S. Ng, Assistant Professor (https://search.asu.edu/profile/4003094 ) .This position represents an excellent opportunity for aspiring biobehavioral aging health researchers to be involved in a transdisciplinary project and be at the forefront of research in this area. The candidate will also work closely and receive mentorship from Dr. Ng. He/she/they will be supported to apply for graduate schools.
With co-investigators affiliated with the Biodesign Institute and the School of Social Work at ASU, in this trial, we will examine the bio-psycho-social effects of a nature-based intervention in older adults with long-COVID and brain fog. This pilot trial will generate findings to inform a future NIH R01 proposal, of which the candidate can play a role in. At least four papers have been planned. Depending upon the commitment and motivation levels of the candidate, he/she/they can be involved as a co-/lead author in all or some of the papers planned.
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
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Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.
IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.
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