University of Nebraska Medical Center

Research Coordinator

Research Coordinator  (153676)


 About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities


The Research Coordinator plays an active role in implementing research studies in the built environment that inform design strategies and document the impacts of projects. Specific duties include ongoing contact and coordination with project teams and clients, conducting literature searches and reviews, arranging and contributing to data collection and documentation, and proactively managing timelines for research activities from planning to data collection to analysis to dissemination. In addition, the Coordinator will contribute to research plans and protocols, data analyses and summaries, drafting and editing reports and manuscripts, and communicating to internal HDR constituents. The candidate must have excellent inter-personal skills, with the ability to work effectively with professionals across a range of disciplines. The role will also include facilitating IRB reviews and approvals as necessary/appropriate per research study. The candidate must take initiative to achieve goals, and must be capable of doing both individual/focused and collaborative work in a dynamic team environment. In addition, the candidate must be willing to engage in developing deeper knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative research methods and analysis.


The successful candidate will be expected on a yearly basis to:

  • Obtain/maintain CITI (human subjects research ethics) training.
  • Co-present at one or more industry and/or research conferences.


 Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in a research-oriented field.
  • Hands-on human subjects research experience, either in industry or academia.
  • Strong interest in research about the relationships between the built environment and human outcomes.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and schedule management skills.
  • Experience with a standard statistical software program (e.g., SAS, SPSS, R)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Familiarity with reference manager software (e.g., RefWorks).
  • Ability to work efficiently and achieve demonstrable results both solo and collaboratively with teams.
  • Desire to pursue professional growth opportunities in the field.
  • Willingness to obtain necessary certifications.
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of HDR’s employee-owned culture.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a research-oriented field.
  • Background in architecture, interior design, urban planning, or related field.
  • Internship or other experience in research addressing the built environment.
  • Working knowledge of Qualtrics survey platform.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign.


At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.


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