The Administrative Research Coordinator serves as an assistant to Dr. Stefan Gravenstein, Professor, Health Services, Policy & Practice. Dr. Gravensteinâ™s work includes research studies focused on improving care and outcomes for older adults, particularly those residing in nursing homes. The Administrative Research Coordinatorâ™s primary roles involve providing executive support and scheduling. S/he serves as the central liaison between the University, the Providence VA Medical Center, hospitals, and external organizations. S/he is responsible for organizing and coordinating the complicated nature of Dr. Gravensteinâ™s schedule, including scheduling meetings, arranging travel, and arranging reimbursements. S/he is responsible for maintaining organizational processes to ensure timely information flow, coordination, and tracking of deliverables on a day-to day basis. The ideal candidate must have the ability to work efficiently and collaboratively, while shifting priorities when necessary to achieve optimum results, and familiarity with medical literature and terminology. Additional responsibilities include participation in the day-to-day coordination and implementation of activities related to multiple research projects including , participate in creation and submission of grant proposals, assisting with administrative aspects (as above) and providing targeted research support, e.g., conducting literature reviews, and extensive communication with Faculty investigators at Brown and their collaborators at other academic institutions.
Required: Associate's degree with 2-3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
Preferred: Bachelor's degree with 1-2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
Two to three years of administrative experience
Experience in a university setting, preferred
Familiarity with medical literature and terminology, preferred
Administrative experience in an executive-level office, including experience with scheduling.
Strong organizational, administrative, and time management skills.
Initiative and judgement to independently problem solve and prioritize.
Ability to independently develop and implement short and long term goals.
Ability to work independently, but also as a strong team member when the situation warrants.
Confident public relations and interpersonal skills. Competent oral and written communication skills and good command of English language and grammar necessary.
Computer expertise and continued interest in maintaining skills: Computer proficiency in word processing, including knowledge of Google Suite, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe, and familiarity with the internet.
Ability to react quickly and shift priorities, when needed.
Administrative experience with abilities to set priorities, organize and coordinate office operation, anticipate needs, work under the pressure of deadlines and exercise good judgment, particularly with sensitive or confidential matters.
Background check and education verification is required
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Administrative Research Coordinator
Center for Gerontology & Health Care Research
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Internal Number: REQ146027
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