General Description: The Center is a new national center established with a 5-year $16 million NIH Center grant plus additional institutional support, and conducts research, training and outreach related to childhood obesity and non-communicable chronic diseases.
About: The Center Coordinator works closely with the Center Director to provide overall management for the Center and coordinate center investigators, consultants and staff in order to efficiently carry out the Center’s multiple research and training programs at local, national, and international sites. S/he works with a multidisciplinary research team, including experts in nutrition, epidemiology, systems science, biostatistics, environmental health, health economics, international health, medicine, etc.
The successful candidate will have a combination of relevant scientific knowledge (eg, public health, nutrition, epidemiology), research experience on public health (childhood obesity is preferred), excellent interpersonal/management skills, and communicate and write well.
S/he assists the Director to interact with the departmental and school administration, domestic and international collaborators, sponsors, including the NIH, and regulatory agencies. S/he helps disseminate the Center's scientific findings and other research and training resources in the forms of publications and presentations.
Qualifications: Minimum of a master's degree in a related discipline such as public health, nutrition, epidemiology, health policy. Five years related experience, including coordinating large interdisciplinary research projects. Strong interpersonal skills; decision making/troubleshooting abilities; excellent communication skills; a strong research background are required. Good and mature judgment is essential. Negotiation and diplomacy skills are critical. Deep understanding of a wide range of cultural environments across international settings a plus.