SDSU Research Foundation

  • Research Education Coordinator (Research Spec II)

    Req No.
    Part-Time Contract
    Dept/Proj Name
    Comprehensive SDSU-UCSD Cancer Center Partnership
    Close Date
  • Overview

    Under general supervision of the Core Co-Leaders and SDSU Project Manager, the Research Education Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day development, implementation, and evaluation of project activities. The RE Coordinator will develop processes for the recruitment and enrollment of underrepresented students in the Research Education Core program. The RE Coordinator will be involved in student oversight, scheduling workshops, placing students in labs, evaluating student progress, and tracking outcomes. The RE Coordinator will also collaborate with on- and off-campus partners to connect students and the Partnership to training resources.




    Student Recruitment 20%

    Development and implement methods for recruitment and enrolment of underrepresented undergraduate students in the Research Education Core program.


    Schedule and Advertise Student Workshops 20%

    Work with supervisor to develop student workshops and recruit instructors. Schedule, advertise and host on-campus workshops. 


    Student Placement and Oversight 20%

    Work with UCSD Cancer Center personnel and SDSU faculty to place Research Education Core students in research labs and other research sites at SDSU and UCSD. Meet with students in person and via email to assess and advise on research progress and plans for post-graduate education.


    Tracking Student Outcomes 20%

    Work with the Evaluation Core to collect data regarding the Research Education Core programs, employ protocols for data entry and electronic data entry and provide input on data analysis.


    Other Duties and Responsibilities as Assigned 20%

    Attend Partnership and Research Education Core meetings, and maintain relationships with Partnership leadership staff and Core co-leaders. Contribute text and data for annual progress reports to NCI. Assist in proposal development to leverage funds for training programs and manuscript development. Collaborate with existing programs and resources to connect students with resources.



    • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university


    • Two years of progressively responsible experience in technical research


    • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Public Health or related area
    • Completion of or current enrollment in graduate (Master’s or PhD-level) program in Science, Public Health or related
    • Four+ years’ experience in research or administration
    • One+ year work experience at a university in a student-related program

    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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