SDSU Research Foundation

Research Project Coordinator: Exposure to Tobacco, E-Cigarettes, and Marijuana in Multi-unit Housing (Prog Coord I)

Req No.
Full-Time Contract
3986.67 - 6331.00 Commensurate with experience
Dept/Proj Name
Measurement & Evaluation Research Group (MERG)
Close Date


Incumbents in positions at this level perform the full range of work related to program and policy research, analysis, development, evaluation, and/or operational and fiscal analysis related to an administrative specialty. Work requires applying a theoretical knowledge base to develop recommendations and conclusions. Incumbents often serve as program administrators.


PLEASE NOTE: This project is willing to accommodate candidates based on their availability and/or desired hours worked per week from 30-40hrs. 


The incumbent will be responsible for daily oversight and coordination of a newly funded, 3-year research study, “Exposure to Tobacco, E-Cigarette, and Marijuana in Multi-unit Housing”. In addition, the incumbent will provide support to other research projects at the Measurement & Evaluation Research Group (MERG). The aims of the new study are to collaborate with community partners to identify nonsmokers living in multi-unit housing who believe they are exposed to tobacco or marijuana smoke or electronic cigarette vapor (TEM) from their neighbors. We will collect air, surface, and dust samples in participants’ homes, and biological samples and personal information from participants to determine specific markers of TEM pollution in the home environment and TEM exposure in participants. We will select a subset of confirmed TEM exposed participants with whom we will jointly develop strategies for leveraging measures collected in their homes to enforce existing MUH policies or introduce new policies about TEM use. 



Please note that due to the potential for the contamination of study samples, the incumbent must be a nonsmoker and nonuser of tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and marijuana, and must reside with nonsmokers/nonusers.



Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the Principal Investigator Dr. Georg Matt, the Program Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:

  • Protocol development.
  • Survey development.
  • IRB application, reporting.
  • Coordination with community partners and Community Research Assistants to conduct participant recruitment.
  • Data management (setting up data entry forms, supervising data entry and verification).
  • Hiring and daily supervision of project Research Assistants (RAs).
  • Ongoing quality control of all completed study measure, within 24 hours of data collection.
  • Annual reports to the funding agency.
  • Budget management.
  • Assist with data analyses.
  • Assist with preparing conference presentations and manuscript preparation.



Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administration work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in an office or administrative environment.
  • Theoretical knowledge of program planning, implementation, coordination and evaluation skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Psychology, Public Health, Communication, or a related field.
  • 2 years of previous project management experience.
  • Experience with research study protocol development.
  • Experience with conducting in-person survey interviews with research study participants.
  • Experience with environmental samples collection.
  • Experience with IRB protocols and review.
  • Data management experience.
  • Data analyses experience (SPSS, Stata, or R).
  • CITI Human Subjects Research Training.
  • Website development experience.
  • Facebook advertising experience.
  • Bilingual: Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, or Vietnamese.


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation


San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer


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