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Public Policy Research Lab Coordinator, UC Institute for Policy Research

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country".


About the Department

The University of Cincinnati Institute for Policy Research (UCIPR) is a unit of the University of Cincinnati Office of the Provost. The UCIPR's capabilities incorporate rigorous qualitative and quantitative applied research techniques with extensive experience conducting complex, large-scale surveys (telephone, web, in-person), program evaluation and community needs assessment, interviews and focus groups, and data analytics and visualization.

Job Overview

Coordinate the activities of the public policy research lab at the UCIPR.  The Data Collection Coordinator position coordinates and schedules data collection activities for public policy survey research projects and maintains a project calendar.  

The person in this position is also responsible for supporting the UCIPR's mission of providing quality survey/data collection research services.  The Coordinator supervises the data collection, coordinates with UCIPR staff and researchers in carrying out the research projects. Plan, evaluate and coordinate research projects for a college, lab or unit.

Essential Functions

  • Implement and utilize evaluation tools for research projects. Assist with modification of protocols. May design evaluation tools.
  • Maintain quality improvement/control procedures, monitoring of data collecting procedures and protocols and documentation.
  • Provide training of research protocol, on equipment and proper data collection/research techniques.
  • Gather, review and analyze data. Coordinate the generation of support data for manuscripts and proposals.
  • May coordinate the development of research project reports.
  • Develop and maintain daily lab/staffing schedules.
  • Maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manuals and/or initiate new procedures as provided
  • Develop and maintain a database for all research customers and/or hours worked for each research project conducted.
  • Communicate appropriately to staff, research project directors/Principal Investigators, students, departments, and others as needed. Answer technical questions when appropriate.
  • Assign work; ensure proper workflow of the lab; act as lead worker.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree Degree in the appropriate field or discipline dependent on position.
  • Seven (7) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

  • Three (3) years of experience coordinating research or data collection.
  • Strong project coordination skills.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Bachelor's Degree in social sciences, public policy, management or related field is required.  
  • Three (3) years working in areas of oversight of employees.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite software.
  • Knowledge of data collection standards.
  • Experience with data collection software.
  • Demonstrated skills in coordinating/managing and providing quality control oversight of employees.
  • Skills in handling/coordinating multiple projects and deadlines.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
  • May require evening and weekend hours.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 76901 


Public Policy Research Lab Coordinator, UC Institute for Policy Research

Date:  Jan 16, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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