University of Rochester Health Project Coord in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 Surgery-Cancer Control


8 AM-4:30 PM


Position Summary:

The mission of the Rochester Prevention Research Center (RPRC): National Center for Deaf Health Research (NCDHR) is to promote health and prevent disease with populations of Deaf sign language users and people with hearing loss through community-based participatory research.

RPRC/NCDHR is currently seeking a Human Subject Research Coordinator to plan, recruit for, and implement a small pilot study that will involve up to 5 people with hearing loss. The Healthy Living with Hearing Loss (HL2) Community Committee of the RPRC/NCDHR has used a community-engaged process to develop the concept of a Workplace Toolkit to Improve Workplace Communication with People with Hearing Loss. The goal of this pilot study is to test the feasibility and acceptability of the HL2 Workplace Toolkit designed for use with people with hearing loss. The ultimate goal of the project is to improve communication at work, maintain employment, and enhance quality of life for people with hearing loss who work.


  • Develop strategy to recruit up to 5 participants to the pilot study by building relationships and using existing networks to promote the study. Conduct 3 study appointments for each participant, with a total of 5 participants. Obtain informed consent, conduct qualitative interviews, educate participants about how to use their Toolkit components, conduct follow up assessments, and check in with participants about their use of toolkit components, as per study protocol. Ensures all immediate and extended team members understand and adhere to all aspects of all approved protocols, procedures and standards for documentation and communication. Under general direction from the Principal Investigator, trains others on details of protocol, including inclusion and exclusion criteria, informed consent procedures, study activities, process for source documentation reporting.
  • Develop and customize the Toolkit components for each of the 5 pilot study participants, based on the participant’s needs, their workplace setting, and their workplace needs and responsibilities. Work with local partners to identify appropriate components, assistive listening devices, and other technology. Create a repository of documents and resources that are part of the Toolkit. Use experience and knowledge to prepare appropriate Toolkit components for each participant, which may include:
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Smartphone Apps and other technologies to enhance communication
  • Training and education for the study participant on how to use these devices and technologies
  • Communication strategies for one-on-one meetings, group meetings, employee trainings
  • Tips for Employers and Co-Workers about working with people with hearing loss
  • Resources and referrals to additional information if needed.
  • Prepare monthly reports of pilot study progress to share with RPRC/NCDHR leadership and the HL2 Community Committee. Attend monthly HL2 Community Committee meetings. Analyze qualitative findings and draft summary reports. Contribute to the development of plans to secure additional grant funding to support a larger study.
  • Assist with IRB protocol development and maintain files for the Toolkit Pilot Study. Manage pilot study team records of CITI research ethics certification and advise study team on interviewer selection and protocols. Plan and implement appropriate communication access services (e.g., real time captions) and technology (e.g., hearing loop) for participant interviews. Develop and maintain electronic study files and a contact information database of study participants and appointment schedules.
  • Participate and facilitate project team meetings and other RPRC/NCDHR meetings as needed, in order to ensure discussion of project progress and status, and assist in development of plans to address project needs.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of experience in human subject research coordination; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of word processing and data analysis software preferred.
  • Experience/involvement with hearing loss communities is highly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of communication best practices and strategies as well as assistive listening device technologies, and how they are used with people with hearing loss.
  • Ability to interact with public, professional, and community-based groups, and the ability to accept responsibility for confidential matters.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other members of the team.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Health Project Coord

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Job ID: 214069

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time