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The REACH-LIVER MI research coordinator will participate in research related activities to an implementation science grant proposal that is funded by the Michigan Medicine Rogel Cancer Center aimed at increasing viral hepatitis testing to reduce liver cancer disparities in Michigan Asian American communities. This position is ideally suited for an individual who is passionate about community-based work in underserved groups with health disparities and ideally someone who is from or worked closely with Burmese communities we will be engaging with.

This one-year grant funded proposal will engage stakeholders to assess key determinants for viral hepatitis and cancer testing and link to care.  The REACH-LIVER MI project coordinator will collaborate with external stakeholders to conduct a focus group at the start of the project followed by interviews with community leaders to identify determinants of screening. This will then be followed by recruitment as needed of Asian American community members to complete surveys to understand community specific determinants of screening. Data on determinants will then be addressed with implementation strategies to adapt a community health worker model of outreach for Michigan Asian American communities.  The research coordinator shall assure the program’s success by working with the team to achieve grant deliverables that include: 1) building partnerships with communities and stakeholders, 2) conducting qualitative and quantitative methods and 3) coordinating all research related activities.

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Independent knowledge, skills, and abilities within all 8 competency domains is expected:

a. Communicate and collaborate with community leaders and members
b. Organize logistics for study procedures including recruitment of participants to study related activities including obtaining written informed consent and completion of study surveys. 
c. Meet with study team regularly (virtual option will be available) to strategize and monitor recruitment and study related procedures
d. Assist with project updates and status of the program as required by the grant.
e. Adhere to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 in order to maintain patient confidentiality.
f. Communicate effectively and professionally with people, members of the health care team and project leadership
g. Contribute to scholarship activities including presentations and manuscript development
h. Ethical Participant Safety Considerations
i. Working with community leaders and project partners to identify sites for community member recruitment and meetings as needed
j. Data collection which will include ensuring surveys and other study related procedures are completed
k. Professionalism
l. Communication and Teamwork

Required Qualifications*

  • Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Bilingual in English and  Burmese
  • Some work experience in research or related technical fields (community outreach, cancer prevention and control, community health work).
  • CITI training (can be completed during on-boarding or immediately after starting the position if not already completed)

Desired Qualifications*

  • Prior experience with informed consent
  • Preferably, possession of a Master's degree in related field

Additional Information

Community locations to be specified (in and outside Detroit, Hamtramck and Western side of the state of Michigan)

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