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University of Rochester Human Subject Res Coord II - 231155 in Rochester, New York

Human Subject Res Coord II Job ID 231155

Location School of Nursing Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 SON Staff/Research Programs

This has and end date of December 31, 2022.


This has and end date of December 31, 2022.


This position will provide support to multiple research studies, both federally and internally funded, in the School of Nursing’s Research Facilitation Group. The coordinator will have latitude to exercise independent judgment in coordinating human subject research activities for concurrently running studies, and ensuring deliverables of high quality by working collaboratively with senior staff of the Research Facilitation Group and Principal Investigators. The coordinator will be responsible for developing and maintaining positive communication channels among subjects and study teams, as well as among team members on multiple projects. Work will include following regulatory requirements, oversight for data collection/processing/management, and ongoing communication and responsibility for adherence to and reporting on project timelines and budgets.


Direct and plan grant operations

  • Oversees and facilitates daily operations and activities of research studies, and ensures effective ongoing communication between subjects and study team and among study team members.

  • Ensures project goals and objectives are completed within expected time frames, and ensures that integrity of the research is maintained.

  • Ensures compliance with regulatory and institutional requirements/standards (e.g. coordinating and supervising IRB related activities and compliance).

  • Develops and revises manuals for standard operating procedures and trains research staff on study processes, including consenting, recruitment and data collection.

Implement and coordinate grant operations

  • Creates and analyzes progress reports (annual and/or monthly) on behalf of the principal investigators.

  • Reviews and refines data management systems, oversees study data collection, data entry, and verification, and ensures safe storage of data.

  • Evaluates data collection protocols and develops and implements improvements that increase quality, consistency and accuracy in the collection and processing of research data.

  • Follows processes for distribution of subject honorarium. Manages expenses, equipment and study materials.

Collection of study data

  • Obtains consent from potential participants, using professional judgment in answering participant questions.

  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining positive relationships with study participants to ensure high retention rates throughout the study period.

  • Utilizes previous experience working with diverse populations and independent judgment while probing for thorough and accurate responses, and being sensitive to participant responses during data collection.

  • Responsible for effective communication with and follow-up of participants. Problem solves and strategizes with study participants to ensure completion of data collection visits.

Quality Control management of study data

  • Maintain and update participant records on a regular basis, and recording in a methodical and timely manner; ensure updated data collection records and compliance with established research protocols.

  • Develops, implements, and monitors systems to ensure quality, safety, efficiency, and consistency in the processing of research data

Contribute to scholarly activities

  • Participate in the development of abstracts and scholarly papers for publication

  • Identifies, reviews and synthesizes relevant literature

  • Coordination of study activities (e.g. meetings, conference calls, problem solving issues as they arise)


  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • 3 years of experience in human subject research coordination required

  • 5 years experience in human subject research coordination experience with diverse populations highly preferred

  • Experience as a Human Subject Research Coordinator I preferred or;

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • Expertise in word processing and data analysis software required


  • Must be comfortable working with vulnerable populations and be sensitive to research subject/patient privacy concerns. At all times, this individual must demonstrate the ability to interact with all staff of all levels in a professional and positive manner, including verbal and non-verbal communications in person, by phone, over the internet, or in correspondence. The ability to work well as part of a team, to work independently within scope of practice, and to work collaboratively are essential. Solid computer skills are required, including advanced knowledge of word processing, databases, Excel workbooks, and Outlook. Personal characteristics include attention to detail, personal accountability and trustworthiness, ability to manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities.

  • HIPPA training, CITI certification, GCP certification preferred

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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