Project Coordinator I

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline:



722 West 168th Street
New York
New York
United States



Candidate will work closely with the Center Director and another key Investigator at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH), Department of Environmental Health Sciences, at the Mailman School of Public Health. The role involves a number of responsibilities, as follows: 

1) Candidate will be responsible for working with the Center Director/Principal Investigator on the overall coordination of several private and federal grants. Activities will include maintaining IRB approval and coordinating specimen usage between projects. The candidate will also take an active role in the writing, preparation, and submission of federal and private grant proposals and progress reports and will assist in the communication of results to diverse audiences. 

2) Candidate will schedule regular project meetings, send out notes and action items, monitor project progress, budget and expenditures, set up subcontracts, and other duties as needed. 

3) Candidate will assist in the organization of an international conference on environment and health in China, which will discuss the science concerning the health effects of air pollutants from fossil fuel combustion, their economic costs, and government policies that are effective in reducing these risks. 

4) Candidate will assist the Center Director and another key investigator in in the preparation of PowerPoint presentations, drafting letters of support, and writing, editing, and proofreading scientific manuscripts and communication of scientific data to the community, policymakers and the public. 

5) Candidate will conduct literature reviews on the health and economic costs of environmental exposures of interest as they relate to adverse neurodevelopmental (e.g. ADHD, ASD) and other health outcomes. 

6) Candidate will aid in managing donor relations as needed. 

Minimum Requirements: Requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and experience and at least two years of related experience. 

A strong background in epidemiology or environmental health sciences is required. 

The candidate should also possess the following qualities: 

1) Exceptional verbal, written, and presentation skills 

2) Ability to work independently and as part of a team 

3) Solid organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task and manage time efficiently 

4) Be competent at tracking and managing incoming paperwork 

5) Ability to act as a point of contact when communicating the most up-to-date information to team members 

6) Capacity to translate project objectives into tasks 

7) Ability to work with tight deadlines 

Preferred Qualifications:

A Master's degree preferred in a related field of study on public health, epidemiology, environmental health sciences.  Applicants with prior experience as a project coordinator, planning and schedule management, handling grants, and writing progress reports are encouraged to apply.  Background in molecular biology, environmental economics and/or health policy analysis is desirable.  

Essential Functions:

Research Coordination = 35% 

Assisting in preparing, editing, and submission of grant proposals, progress reports, and manuscripts = 30% 

Administrative Organization = 30% 

Perform other related duties as assigned = 5%  

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran. Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents. 

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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