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Health Design Innovations Lab Project Coordinator (Research Aide III)

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

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Health Design Innovations Lab (HDIL) is a multidisciplinary community of faculty, students, practitioners, and community representatives committed to cutting-edge research on healthcare environments. The mission of HDIL is to investigate the planning, design, and management of settings in order to promote human health and well-being.

The Project Coordinator in the Health Design Innovations Lab (HDIL) is a committed, proactive, detailed oriented and reliable individual who will assist the HDIL Director completing tasks such as research coordination, grant management, editing and submitting Institutional Review Board (IRB) documents, and providing administrative support. Additional responsibilities include assisting with writing and editing reports, budget tracking; assisting with basic research tasks such as coordination of data collection, compliance and documentation related to Institutional Review Board and human subject research, editing manuscript drafts, tables and tracking media releases. The Project Coordinator has good communication skills and will closely communicate with the undergraduate and graduate research fellows, follow up on project tasks, and coordinate with external and internal team members. The Coordinator will also be involved in community-based research outreach and translation work that involves working closely with local care providers in Tompkins and Cortland counties on research studies (e.g. randomized controlled trial).


  • Self-starter, proactive, self-reliant, motivated individual with excellent follow-through to ensure tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • Strong attention to detail, reliable and well-organized.
  • Ability to work meticulously and reliably with complex documents and budgets as well as record detailed meeting notes and transcribe these notes
  • Ability to successfully work independently and positively within the HDIL diverse lab team (supervisor, students, faculty, etc.)
  • Consistent follow-through on action items.
  • Possess patience and a positive outlook - able to work successfully with a diverse team and to guide other team members.
  • Willing and able to follow specific directions and to receive and apply feedback received and revise approach if necessary
  • Good project coordination and management skills - able to break large tasks into small steps taking into consideration time constraints of assigned personnel.
  • Enthusiastic and resourceful - able to overcome challenges and creatively solve problems in a proactive manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to professionally represent the work done in the HDIL to the community representatives, industry and external partners
  • Understanding and/or exposure to human subject research or some type of social, behavioral or clinical research including a basic knowledge of research steps, qualitative and/or quantitative data and the process of Cornell's IRB
  • Competent utilizing standard business software (e.g. Microsoft Office)
  • Be present in Ithaca during employment
  • Minimum associate's degree plus a minimum of 2 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Be present in Ithaca during employment.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Grant writing experience
  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Clinical trials experience
  • IRB management experience
  • Leadership skills to assist with leading and facilitating meetings

University Job Title:

Research Aide III

Job Family:

Academic Support



Pay Rate Type:




Contact Name:

Kathy Carpenter

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