VINCohort Study Full-Time Research Project Coordinator

General Description:

This is a full-time Research Project Coordinator position for the VINCohort Study which is a collaboration between VinUniversity and Vinmec Hospital System.  The VINCohort Study vision is to inform prevention and treatment of major chronic diseases impacting the Vietnam population. The VINCohort Study will be the first comprehensive longitudinal study to investigate the contribution of lifestyle, environment, genetics, and biomarkers to health outcomes in Vietnam. The cohort will also evaluate effectiveness of current procedures and treatments and serve as the starting point for intervention studies to test new approaches to disease prevention and treatment.

The VINCohort Study Project Coordinator, together with the VinUni PI, will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating all aspects of the research and data management needs, including abstraction, management, cataloguing and analyses of currently available employee medical record data from multiple hospitals; recruitment, scheduling and interviewing of new study participants; collection of new data via electronic questionnaires; data monitoring; tracking participant and study progress; quality assurance; human subjects approval applications;  budget management; and providing general day to day administrative support to project field activities involving multidisciplinary teams of colleagues, sponsors and project stakeholders. The Project Coordinator will also assist with the development of study protocols, materials and assessment methodologies. Additional activities may include assisting with the preparation of manuscripts and scientific presentations.

The position requires working with other university and hospital VINCohort PIs and research staff (including IT) to facilitate research collaboration, handle administrative tasks (including but not limited to purchase requisitions, petty cash, invoices etc.) and ensure that all processes, protocols and procedures are quality controlled. The project coordinator will meet with the Study PI and other key personnel on a regular basis to discuss the status of the project, prepare reports (both quarterly and final), and attend to other duties as prescribed by the PI.

Core Competencies/Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree with at least five years of experience conducting large scale human research is the minimum qualification, with a preference towards degrees in health sciences, social sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, medical anthropology), or public health. Master’s level training is preferred. A strong interest in chronic disease research and/or public health is also a plus. The position requires the ability to complete tasks of moderate to standard difficulty under limited supervision and/or to assist more senior staff in working on more difficult assignments. The position also requires flexibility in work hours, locations and settings given the involvement of the university, multiple hospitals across Vietnam and international study investigators in different time zones.

Communication Skills: The candidate must be bilingual in Vietnamese and English; with language fluency assessed during the interview process.  Strong oral and written communication skills in both languages are a must given the need to share, explain, and/or interpret information on a regular basis while interacting with research, management and clinical staff, as well as research participants. Experience translating (and back translating) research materials a plus.

Data and Information Management Skills:   The candidate must possess strong data skills (e.g., data entry, management, and quality assurance) and preferably experience with data analysis, particularly with software like SPSS, Access, REDCap, or SAS.  The candidate must have strong organizational skills and the ability to function independently.

Time Management Skills:   Excellent time management skills and the ability to set priorities among several tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.

Administrative Skills: The ability to organize and maintain all research information for assigned projects and to ensure adherence to established policies and procedures within Vinmec and VinUniversity and from external regulatory/sponsoring agencies.

Computer Skills: The ability to use a computer and software such as the Microsoft Office Suite, database management, spreadsheet, word processing and graphics applications. A strong familiarity with Internet searches and facility with research databases (e.g., PubMed) is preferred.

How to apply:

Send us your cover letter, curriculum vitae in English, and scan/photo of relevant diplomas/certificates to stating the position title [Research Project Coordinator – Full name] in the subject line of the email, by April 30th 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for VinUni but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

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