Project Coordinator


Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the project coordinator is involved in every aspect of research projects concerning medication use and preventive health in older adults. The coordinator is responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing, executing, and completing research projects, according to a strict timeline and budget. This includes coordinating the efforts of team members and third party contractors, and general research activities on all funded projects. The Project Coordinator will work independently to execute major portions of the research projects, such as preparing and submitting IRB applications to the UCLA Human Subjects Protection Committee; subject recruitment; semi-structured and cognitive interviews; survey development, administration, tracking and follow-up; coordination with transcription companies; data entry; gift card reimbursements; analysis of cognitive and semi-structured interviews.

The project coordinator also will assist with implementation and mixed-methods evaluation of interventions, as well as with recruitment, communication, and coordination of multiple research sites across the country. This person will be responsible for establishing and maintaining both data- and participant tracking databases, and will assist with data analysis, progress reports to funding agencies, and manuscript preparation. As needed, the project coordinator will train and supervise work-study students and/or volunteers.

This is a one year, full-time contract position that may convert to career.


Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain and establish working relationships.

Knowledge and skills in participant recruitment, retention, and follow-up according to research protocol.

Skill in identifying potential or actual problems with any aspect of the study and making changes to remedy such problems.

Experience and strong skills in qualitative research methods, including conducting and analyzing interviews.

Experience in survey research and interviewing.

Ability to prioritize tasks and meet strict deadlines, work independently and efficiently, and re-prioritize assignments as required.

Working knowledge of Windows, Excel, Word, Qualtrics and STATA / basic statistics software.

Working knowledge of ATLAS.ti.

Experience in Human Subjects Protection Committee application and review process.

Occasional travel may be required to Santa Monica and to senior centers around the Los Angeles metropolitan area for subject recruitment.


Master's Degree or Ph.D. in social sciences or public health and two years or more experience in supervising research projects or Bachelor's Degree and 4 years or more of similar experience

Experience with or knowledge of outpatient physician-patient office visits.

Experience in writing granting agency reports and grant proposals.

Fluent in Spanish

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.