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University of Rochester Human Subject Res Coord I - 225029 in Rochester, New York

Human Subject Res Coord I

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School of Medicine & Dentistry

Full/Part Time


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Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Neuroscience


8 AM-5 PM


Position Summary:

The Human Subject Coordinator (HSRC) will provide essential research support and study coordination for the HPR core of the IDD-RC. Under general direction, HSRC is responsible for planning, coordinating, and carrying out recruitment, scheduling, and data collection for the HPR recruitment and phenotyping database studies. HSRC recruits, schedules, and consents human subjects for participation in the recruitment database and the phenotyping database. They process requests for HPR services and schedules HPR faculty with study investigators and their staff for consultation, training, and other core services. This research will involve working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) of all ages and their families as well as with other URMC faulty and staff. While the work will be carried out under general supervision, the HSRC works independently to recruit, schedule, and coordinate the core services, maintain recruitment and phenotyping databases and has the opportunity to assist in running assessment visits.

The HSCR will be responsible for tracking the services of the core, including consultations, trainings, and assessment administration. They will ensure databases are maintained and updated. All information and data that are collected must be stored and documented meticulously. They will be responsible for interfacing with the community and clinics to maximize the reach and contribution of the HPR core. They will have the opportunity to contribute to research publications in collaboration with HPR core members.

Supervision and Direction Exercised:

Position is supervised by Leona Oakes and Alex Paciorkowski.

Machine and Equipment Used:

Laboratory equipment, computers, computer associated devices, cameras.

Typical Duties:

Builds the recruitment and phenotyping databases of the HPR core. Actively recruits individuals with IDD by spending time in clinic and community settings to meet with individuals with IDD and their families to explain the purpose of the recruitment database and potential to participate in ongoing research. Ensures informed consent into the database and maintenance of its information. Administers surveys and interviews research participants. Works with PIs that use HPR core services to ensure maintenance of the phenotyping database through updated information as participants complete their research studies.

Process HPR services requests. Follows up with study PIs regarding services needed and coordinates HPR faulty schedules to meet these needs and services. Assures proper set up and operation of specialized equipment. Understands, reviews, and documents all aspects of approved protocols, procedures and standards for documentation and communication. Manages, collects, and analyzes accurate data of HPR core service usage for accurate managing of sponsored time and billing. Manages and analyzes tis data and prepares reports for senior study staff, the Principal Investigator (PI), Institutional Review Board (IRB), and / or any other required recipients or entities. Provides data clarifications, reviews study protocols, responds to inquiries regarding the study, and ensures regulatory and other documents such as consent forms are accurate and available for review.

Coordinates the onboarding of trainees working with the HPR core and their supervision with HPR core faculty.

Reads scientific papers relevant for experiments and lab meetings when needed.

Other projects and job duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of experience in human subject research coordination; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills, including written communication.

  • Strong ability to analyze data, attention to detail, and competence with lab equipment.

  • Knowledge of word processing and data analysis software preferred.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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