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Research Associate

Arlington, VA
Expired: April 24, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time

About the job


Position Title: Research Associate

Group: Diversity and Strategy

Reports To: Vice President of Diversity and Strategy; Project Principle Investigator

Supervises: N/A

Employment Status: Fulltime, Exempt

Location: Arlington, Virginia

Position Description Summary:

The Research Associate supports and helps manage the Genentech-funded project, "Mobilizing a Pharmacy Advances Clinical Trials (PACT) Network and Community-based Organizations to Address Diversity in Clinical Trials". The Research Associate will be responsible for the operational management of various aspects of the project; will implement project administrative and research activities; and support day-to-day tasks, including project work plan development and tracking, database and document management, project team coordination, engagement and support, and additional related tasks.

Essential Functions/Tasks:

  • Directly manages various aspects of the project's research-related activities
  • Coordinates project team activities and meetings
  • Contributes to the development and monitors overall project work plan
  • Prepares project correspondence, documents, and reports
  • Assists with planning and implementation of project surveys, focus groups
  • Prepares, reviews, organizes, and verifies data obtained from surveys and focus groups; conducts data analyses
  • Conducts literature reviews and compiles project-relevant resources
  • Prepares materials and reports for submission to the funder
  • Processes and organizes compensation/stipend payments and related correspondences to project participants (e.g., community-based organizations, consultants)
  • Develops and implements project progress and results dissemination, including a publication plan
  • Manages project information on the AACP DEIA webpage
  • Assists with the development and implementation of the educational component for community pharmacists
  • Assists with the development and implementation of the project model assessment evaluation tool, and related analyses
  • Participates in project grant awardee support and engagement activities with the funder (e.g., check-in meetings; LinkedIn group)
  • Attends project-related webinars and summarize project-related information from webinars
  • Serves as AACP representative for project-related meetings, and conferences with external stakeholders, as needed
  • Other project tasks, as assigned


  • Advanced degree in the pharmaceutical sciences, health services research, public health, or other science-related fields (e.g., biology, chemistry).
  • Three or more years of post-degree work experience, demonstrating strong project/program management and database management skills
  • Scientific research methods, pharmaceutical, or policy knowledge and experience preferred
  • Familiar with theoretical models and principles related to this project, such as the theory of Reasoned Action or Planned Behavior; process evaluation (formative and summative); NIMHHD research framework; implementation science
  • Knowledge of grants management is desirable
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to complete detailed work accurately
  • Ability to work independently and also collaboratively in teams
  • Sound judgment for troubleshooting and resolving matters
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), surveying tools, web-conferencing platforms (Zoom, Teams). and technology applications (Sharepoint, Basecamp); Google platforms
  • Experience working with community-based organizations and community populations desirable

Position Relationship to AACP Strategic Plan:

The Research Associate supports and assists in Strategic Priority 3: Leading Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-racism Efforts.



Arlington, VA
22202 USA



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