Mar 23 2021
Job Description



John A. Burns School of Medicine.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, 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:  Assists with developing, implementing, and coordinating a health disparities research-training course every academic year for undergraduate and graduate students. Coordinates and assists with the department’s global health related research training portfolio. Coordinates research-training activities with University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UH Manoa) intramural and extramural funded undergraduate research programs. Assists with ensuring project learning objectives and training curriculum are implemented. Assists with facilitating student progress throughout the program. Collects and analyzes data to evaluate the program’s success and to ensure objectives are being met. Coordinates the logistics to carry out students’ research curricula and student and faculty travel and housing. Assists Principal Investigator (PI) and program leadership with implementing plans for and collecting information of student progress. Recruits potential trainees for the program and out-of-state research experiences in person (e.g., on campus) and virtually (social media). Drives to various locations (e.g., UH Manoa Campus) to assist with student recruitment and interviews. Facilitates consistent communication between students and their mentors throughout the program. Provides administrative support and logistical assistance entailing a variety of communications technology (e.g., email and teleconferencing) for other research and program activities, such as advisory committee meetings and events. Assists with preparing project manuals, reports, presentations, and newsletters as they pertain to student research training and mentoring. Assists with completing the program’s annual progress reports and ensures timely submission. Assists with creating graphs and visual diagrams to depict grant deliverables to sponsor. Assists with providing information that shows whether program objectives were met or unmet. Assists with program participant functions by ensuringthatallresearch and travel related personneldocumentsarecompleteand accurate while maintaining participant files with proper security measures. 


PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Business, Public Health, Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, or a related field.  EXPERIENCE:  One to three (1-3) years of experience providing administrative support to academic training or to community research programs, and working with student services and students from underrepresented ethnic groups.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Proficiency in word processing (e.g. MS Word), presentation (e.g., Power Point or Graphpad), and database/spreadsheet (e.g., MS Excel) programs. Proficiency in communications technology such as email (e.g., Gmail, WhatsApp, Viber, etc) and teleconferencing (e.g., Zoom, Skype,etc.). Demonstrated and functional knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques in business and/or educational administration concepts and terminology. Functional knowledge and understanding of principles, theories, Federal and State laws, rules, regulations, and systems associated with business administration. Ability to communicate and interact professionally and effectively, verbally and in writing, with faculty, staff, students, organizations, and community stakeholders. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions. Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced office environment. Ability to adapt to use of various technology and other tools necessary to carry out program activities. Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills and ability to complete work independently required. Must be able to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.  Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced office environment with frequent deadlines. Must possess a valid driver’s license (and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid personal driver’s insurance equivalent to Hawai‘i’s No-Fault Driver’s Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Post Offer/Employment Condition:  Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check.  PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Able to lift and carry up to thirty (30) pounds. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  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.).  


SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Biomedical Sciences or related field. Experience conducting research, project administration and management, or work in a university setting. Understanding of global heath and health disparities. Understanding of University of Hawai‘i (UH) and Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i (RCUH) policies and procedures. 


INQUIRIES:  Dr. Vivek Nerurkar 962-1668 (Oahu). 


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


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)956-0872. 


CLOSING DATE:  April 5, 2021. 


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


Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.