May 24 2023
Job Description



CLOSING DATE:  March 7, 2023, or until filled. Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first).


INQUIRIES:  Edith Adkins (808) 315-5101 (Hawai‘i). 


Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.


Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research (CNPHDR), Department of Native Hawaiian Health (DNHH), John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary commensurate with qualifications. 


DUTIES:  Provides senior-level project management, planning and implementation of clinical research studies within the Department of Native Hawaiian Health (DNHH) and Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research (CNPHDR). Responsible for conduct of research activities according to protocol, oversight of daily operations, human subject protection and Institutional Review Board (IRB) tracking, and report writing. Day-to-day operations may include scheduling and conducting study visits with volunteers, data collection and documentation, data entry, and responding to data queries. Works with the Principal Investigator (PI) to ensure the safety of study volunteers and reports any safety concerns to the sponsor and to the IRB. Assists PI with preparing project closeout and submission of any final reports. Provides support for research administrative tasks for grant development and submission. Prepares and collects required documents and information from investigator(s) and liaises with the Office of Research Services (ORS) and applicable funding agencies/subcontractors to implement fulfillment of contracts or grant aims. Assists with preparation of abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts of research findings for community dissemination and peer-review journal submission. 




Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Social Science, Clinical Research, or related field.


Three to five (3-5) years of experience working with ethnic minority communities. Experience includes one to three (1-3) years of conducting research study activities according to protocol (e.g., recruitment, enrollment, intervention coordination, etc.) on extramurally funded federal grants such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and in partnering with Native Hawaiian community organizations  on research  activities.


Knowledge and understanding of public health and health disparities research. Extensive knowledge and interpersonal skills for working with ethnic minority communities, organizations, and leaders about health issues. Good working knowledge of grants administration.


Must have strong self-motivation and self-initiative as well as timely follow through. Superior program planning skills, including project coordination, and pre- and post- award management. Ability to plan and organize activities for faculty, students and grassroots community members. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Proficient in electronic communications, such as e-mail, social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc.), Google Drive, and web/Internet enabled work processes. Proficient with word processing (e.g., Word), spreadsheet (e.g., Excel), presentation (e.g., PowerPoint, Canva, etc.), and reference manager software (Zotero) programs. Ability to solve problems independently. Post Offer Employment Conditions: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check. Must complete Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Human Subject training within three (3) months from date of hire. Must be able to complete the UH Title IX training within twelve (12) months from date of hire.


Ability to lift and carry ten (10) pounds unassisted.


As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i’s and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).



Additional years of experience working with ethnic minority communities (including Native Hawaiians, Other Pacific Islanders, Filipinos, etc.) in the field of health disparities research.  Prior experience in working for a formalized institution (i.e., hospital or university).


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to [email protected] If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956-8376. Please visit for more information on RCUH’s Benefits for eligible employees.


RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.