Job Opening: NYU School of Medicine

Part or Full-time (full time preferred) bilingual-English and Chinese (Mandarin required, Cantonese a plus) research / project coordinator needed to assist physician with research projects taking place within the Department of Pediatrics at NYU School of Medicine / Bellevue Hospital Center/Charles B. Wang Community Health Center. Project involves looking at the impact of parent literacy on children’s health, with a specific focus on early childhood obesity prevention. Our project seeks to incorporate evidence-based health communication strategies for the promotion of parent-provider engagement around child diet and activity-related issues, in partnership with the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center.

Research Assistant / Project Coordinator

The research assistant / project coordinator would help with multiple aspects of research projects, including but not limited to:

Coordination of data collection:
– Enrollment of families
– Performing parent interviews and administration of assessments
– Coordination of follow-up

Maintenance of research data:
– Scoring of questionnaires and assessments
– Data entry / database creation

Administrative support:
– Preparation / translation of documents
– Preparation of materials for assessments
– Assistance in preparation of Institutional Review Board (IRB) documents
– Assistance in manuscript and grant preparation
– Ordering / organizing study materials, including incentives for participation and office supplies

We offer a competitive salary and an attractive benefit package (full-time hires only). This position also provides a unique opportunity to become involved in research projects, with the potential to collaborate on scholarly abstracts, and may be a particularly good option for those looking for a transitional position between college and an advanced degree (eg. medical/dental/public health).

Qualifications:
– Fluency in English and Chinese (Mandarin required, Cantonese a plus). Candidate should be able to read and write in both languages. Fluency in both Mandarin and Cantonese would be beneficial but not required.
– Excellent communication and organization skills necessary
– Prior experience working with children and families a plus
– Prior research experience preferred
– Ability to commit for at least 1 year essential (2 year commitment preferred)

Application Instructions: 
Please submit a cover letter describing why you are interested in working with us, along with a resume, specify if you’re interested in the Part-time or Full-timeposition and contact information for 2 references via e-mail (see contact person below). Please include “Research assistant / project coordinator position” in subject line.

Application Deadline: 5/6/16

Contact person:

Name: Xiaoyu Yu
Email: Xiaoyu.Yu@nyumc.org