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Program Manager

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Laboratory and Research

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The Research Coordinator would be involved in ongoing qualitative research and development of manuscripts, as well as research-based technical assistance to develop program guidance and support global nutrition practitioners, as part of USAID Advancing Nutrition. Topic areas include infant and young child feeding, women's nutrition, and family dynamics in low-income countries; food insecurity in Latino households in the US; and behavior change related to circular economies to improve food systems. This position offers an excellent opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of scholars, strengthen qualitative and implementation research skills, and work closely with partners to develop innovative nutrition solutions and build global nutrition capacity.

Responsibilities include coordinating team meetings and conference calls (and providing minutes), supporting data collection, managing data entry and data cleaning, conducting qualitative data coding and participating in data analysis, interpretation and dissemination, as needed. The Research Coordinator would also be involved in writing project reports, tracking deliverable deadlines and expenditures, and contributing to manuscripts and program guidance documents, and possibly development of web-based materials. The Research Coordinator will report to the project PI and will be involved in coordination and supervision of student research teams and development of partnerships with community organizations.

This is a full-time position, anyone interested in half to ¾ time will be considered.

** As a note Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

** Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.

*** This is a one year appointment, with possible extension based on performance and availability of funds.***

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in public health, nutrition, health promotion or related field with minimum two years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize projects and manage time, allocating attention to detail appropriately.
  • Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis or a strong interest in mixed methods research as it applies to maternal and child nutrition.
  • Knowledge of health and/or maternal and child nutrition interventions, and preferably public health nutrition experience with low-income populations.
  • Experience supervising undergraduate students in various research tasks.
  • Experience with administrative and clerical duties including managing files and records, formatting data collection forms, and maintaining and distributing meeting minutes.
  • Experience coordinating and communicating with multiple participants in different locations
  • Strong skills in Word and Excel.


  • Master's degree with academic concentration in nutrition, global health or related field
  • Experience with qualitative coding and analysis, preferably using ATLAS.ti or NVivo
  • Experience with systematic or scoping reviews, preferably using Covidence
  • Experience working in limited resource settings, such as conducting interviews or other research on maternal nutrition and/or infant and young child feeding.
  • Substantial experience (2-3 years) in research methods, including library research and implementation research
  • Experience with EndNote, Zotero or other bibliographic software.
  • Spanish language proficiency
  • Experience with data management according to ethical standards and use of data for scientific presentations and manuscripts.
  • Proficiency in budget management

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University Job Title:

Research Support Spec I

Job Family:

Academic Support



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Contact Name:

Carolyn Chow

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