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University of Rochester Human Subject Res Coord II - 231058 in Rochester, New York

Human Subject Res Coord II Job ID 231058

Location School of Medicine & Dentistry Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 Psychiatry M&D Research


8 AM-5 PM


General Purpose:The Human Subject Research Coordinator will provide overall direction and study coordination of one national five year study funded by National institute on drug abuse (NIDA) and one study funded the Greater Rochester Health Foundation, as well as data analysis from two prior SAMHSA and NIDA-funded studies. These studies will be in collaboration with study investigators at URMC, academic medical institutions including Yale and Columbia Universities, and other study staff. These trials are aimed at examining behavioral interventions to promote physical and mental health in women and men recently released from incarceration in Ontario County and other underserved community members in Monroe County, with coordinated and parallel recruitment and measurement protocols. This position is a full-time position, with specific responsibilities (described below) divided between the related studies. The Coordinator/Project Director will be responsible for development, implementation and oversight of the study protocols, including training and supervision of all study staff, including other research coordinators and community health workers, in administering interviews, data collection, study subject retention, and maintaining university compliance in trainings, certifications, and clearance statuses; design and coordination of recruitment and retention plan; and oversight of administrative procedures for study participants; development of data management processes and oversight of staff’s adherence to processes, data analysis, including reporting preparation for data and safety monitoring board (DSMB), institutional review board (IRB), NIDA, and Greater Rochester Health Foundation (GRHF).

Specific Responsibilities:Project Administration 45%

  • Produce annual and as-needed reports to the IRB, DSMB, NIDA, and GRHF.

  • Develop and update study protocols and manuals; maintain records of changes to study protocol and measures, and accompanying rationale.

  • Design study protocol changes and events requiring RSRB review; complete relevant forms and follow up with RSRB until approval or other appropriate resolution.

  • Develop and update study recruitment materials for both studies which will be diverse according to multiple community local and national locations at which recruitment will occur.

  • Develop and implement subject recruitment procedures with primary care practices, multiple local and national recruitment sites, and multiple local and national intervention sites. Supervise research staff in recruitment and scheduling procedures; reconcile study subject scheduling.

  • Oversight of study staff on administrative protocols for subject payments, mileage and other study-related activities to ensure that protocols are followed and documented accordingly at all 3 university locations.

  • Conduct descriptive analyses and assist the Study Investigators in development, research, writing and editing of presentations and publications of study findings.

  • Represents the WISH team and the University of Rochester in promoting positive and mutually beneficial working relationships with community partners through community advisory board meetings, research partnership meetings (i.e. Jordan Health) and participation in County wide collectives related to research goals (i.e. Opioid Task Force).

Training and Supervision 10%

  • Responsible for training and ongoing supervision to study staff in conducting research interviews

  • Directly supervise research project Information Analysts, research coordinators, undergraduate students, and community health workers

  • Coordinate and conduct study inter-rater reliability tasks, point of care urine toxicology testing.

Coordination of Recruitment, Data Collection and Retention 35%

  • Develop recruitment strategy, in addition to training and oversight of study screening and recruitment activities at all recruitment sites.

  • Directing study staff in screening and baseline in-home assessments with potential subjects, including informed consent, determining study eligibility, conducting psychosocial interviews.

  • Conduct research subject randomization, assign subjects to treatment conditions and schedule intervention sessions.

  • Schedule and conduct follow-up interviews (phone and in-person assessments).

  • Oversee subject contact to enhance participation in follow-up interviews and provide appropriate support to subjects in distress.

  • Establish and maintain ongoing contact with study staff to assess patient safety; develop regular reports to the Principal Investigator and & Project Coordinators in other national academic medical institutions, and data and safety monitoring board regarding patient safety issues.

  • Utilize interpersonal skills, clinical knowledge and judgment to engage the subject, encourage personal disclosure of sensitive material, and keep the subject on track through follow-up assessments; use clinical judgment to provide appropriate support and clinical referral (following protocols) or other aspects of safety protocol.

Data Management and Analysis 10%

  • Maintain and oversee the security of study data while following the study protocol for confidentiality and storage of data in university locations locally and nationally.

  • Complete regular subject chart reviews, ensuring fidelity of documentation procedures.

  • Design and implement data collection and storage process including developing databases, data entry, data cleaning, coordinate data management and analyses, subject randomization and tracking with biostatistics faculty and staff at URMC and nationally.

  • Execute some quantitative data analysis and interface with biostatisticians

Subscribes to the Department’s goal of creating a culturally competent environment by treating trainees, research subjects, and co-workers in a sensitive and caring manner, including appropriate attention to cultural differences.

Requirements:Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience in human subject research, or equivalent combination of education and experience in psychology, social work, and/or research design. Master’s degree preferred. Must have and maintain a valid NYS driver’s license and have access to automobile. Proficiency with Windows and Microsoft Word required & familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Redcap, and SPSS preferred. Must be allowed clearance to enter Monroe and Ontario County Jails. Experience working with individuals with low-income, substance use/mental health disorders, or justice involvement, and/or people of color. Formerly incarcerated individuals, people of color, and women are encouraged to apply. Hours will be 8:30AM – 5PM, M-F; some evenings may be required.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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