Human Subject Res Coord I

Rochester, NY


Position Summary :

The Human Subject Research Coordinator (HSRC) will provide essential research support and study coordination for several studies in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Provides assistance to the Principal Investigator(s) and works as an integral part of the study team.

Supervision / Direction :

Kian Merchant-Borna, EM Research Faculty

Specific Responsibilities :

Under general direction, the HSRC is responsible for planning, coordinating, and carrying out recruitment, scheduling, and data collection for assigned studies. Supports daily operations for research studies and clinical trials as needed. HSRC recruits, schedules, and consents human subjects for participation in research. This research will mostly involve working with patients (children and adults) in the Emergency Room, and may also involve working with student-athletes. While the work will be carried out under general supervision, the HSRC will work independently and complete study procedures with human subjects independently. May serve as back-up to the primary Health Project Coordinator.

Recruits, schedules, and conducts subject visits for research studies in accordance with study protocols, coordinating these visits with the Principal Investigator. May perform activities including but not limited to participant consent, primary data collection, and cognitive assessments as required by protocol. Works with ancillary departments to schedule imaging or other study procedures. Resolves questions and concerns received from study subjects or sponsor, triaging to the Principal Investigator as necessary.

Understands and provides training on protocols, procedures, documentation, and use of study materials to subjects and team members as appropriate. Ensures compliance, follows up and communicates as needed. Keeps current with study-specific training.

Serves as the liaison between cross-functional research teams, study sponsors, and IRB to facilitate communication, resolves issues (e.g., resolve queries from research visits), and enhance collaboration. Schedules, prepares for, and attends study sponsor monitor meetings in accordance with protocol. Represents the University and Principle Investigator at study meetings as needed.

Supports laboratory operations, including processing/handling specimens, sample shipping, maintaining shipping logs and databases, supporting cleanliness of lab, determining supply requirements for new projects, monitoring inventory levels and ordering supplies, designing and building sample collection kits for studies, and additional duties as assigned.

Manages the regulatory details for assigned research studies. Prepares and maintains regulatory and study documentation. Manages and submits amendments and continuing reviews for IRB approval. Ensures all regulatory requirements are met and documented.

Develops and/or manages databases and case report forms (CRF’s) for research studies. Ensures data is entered in a timely manner and database(s) is up-to-date.

Attends training sessions and other educational opportunities related to clinical research in order to keep current with Good Clinical Practice guidelines, federal and institutional policies and laws, industry standards and best practices and trends in relevant areas.

Qualifications :

Bachelor’s degree and one year (cumulative) of experience in human subject research coordination; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have excellent communication skills, including written communication, and be exceptionally organized, trustworthy, and coachable. Experience collecting biospecimen samples (blood, saliva, etc.), or willingness to learn. Valid driving license and reliable transportation required\

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 18.89 - $ 26.44 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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