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Research Coordinator

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Laboratory and Research

Posting Number: req10627

Department: Surgery

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: 1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

The Division of Surgical Oncology is working as a collaborative umbrella uniting and coordinating the inter-institutional collaborations and large multidisciplinary scientific programs that increase access to general surgery and surgical oncology research in Southern Arizona. The Research Coordinator is responsible for creating IRBs, building and maintaining databases that support these research studies, collecting and analyzing statistics for surgical oncology research projects. This position administers complex scientific research programs and is also responsible for coordinating the timely submission of the competing and non-competing renewals of federally funded grants. The successful candidate will interact and collaborate with project investigators, advisors, university and federal administrators. The Research Coordinator is expected to assist with the planning and implementation of research programs to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished in accordance with NIH and University requirements. The University of Arizona Department of Surgery's mission is to foster excellence in patient care, surgical education, research, and technical innovation. We strive to be leaders and role models of excellence, innovation, and caring in all that we do, and we are committed to training the next generation of surgeon leaders.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead coordination efforts for research projects with multiple investigators; maintain partnerships with Department of Surgery, the College of Medicine, UA Public Health, and Population Science.
  • Navigate the IRB process.
  • Work with investigators to form databases around the Surgical Oncology Division's interests.
  • Assist research leadership team with development of SOPs for the University and continue to restructure the research coordinator group to support all clinical research professionals.
  • Coordinate and supervise student researchers and projects.
  • Assure compliance with policies of University, federal and community at large such as Human Subjects Committee to ensure that programs are in compliance with university, NIH regulations, and community standards.
  • Responsible for grant writing and research management including federal grants and national collaborative studies.
  • Develop survey-based questionnaires for research initiatives for community health access.
  • Complete retrospective studies and chart reviews for Surgical Oncology, Division; perform statistical analysis.
  • Manage manuscript/scientific communications and editing (i.e. papers, presentations, abstracts, etc.).
  • Monitor budgets, prepare recommendations for budgetary allowances and meet with business office to ensure fiscal responsibility for research budgets.
  • Extract data sets from large databases for statistical analysis based on investigators' research request.
  • Complete preliminary analyses as well as develop in-house databases in Redcap.
  • Maintain partnership with the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

*Master's degree in a relevant field. *Ability to manage multiple projects. *Excellent communication skills. *Experience with data management or database (RedCap, Access, etc.) and competence in statistical software package (SAS, SPSS, Stata, or R). *Knowledge of university procedures/policies regarding Sponsored Projects and IRB. *Computer literate in all critical programs (Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel and Publisher) and the aptitude to learn new software as necessary for grant writing, presentations, fiscal management and website/brochure creation. *Grant writing and management skills in order to oversee NIH partnerships. *Experience communicating with communities in Southern Arizona.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Researchers & Scientists

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Jessica Holmgren |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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