Human Subject Res Coord Trainee

Rochester, NY


The Human Subject Research Coordinator Trainee in the Program for Translational Brain Mapping coordinates all aspects of Human Subjects Research within the program. This includes conducting pre-operative and post-operative MRI and neuropsychological testing in neurosurgery patients, as well as similar studies in stroke patients as part of an ongoing NIH funded project. In addition, the technician may assist with cognitive testing during awake craniotomies in coordination with research faculty and clinical staff in the Department of Neurosurgery. This role will be based at the University of Rochester Center for Advanced Brain Imaging and Neurophysiology (CABIN), and work closely with attending and resident neurosurgeons, neurologists, technicians, basic scientists, and staff across UR Neuromedicine.


  • Recruits, consents, and schedules research subject visits for The Program for Translational Brain Mapping, in accordance with study protocols. Works with multidisciplinary teams to coordinate resources required to conduct study procedures for appropriate management of study subjects.

  • Conducts research subject visits for The Program for Translational Brain Mapping in accordance with study protocols. Research visits can include MRI scanning (at CABIN) or at Strong Memorial Hospital, administration and scoring of behavioral/neuropsychological studies, and assisting with language and motor mapping during awake brain surgeries.

  • Manages the regulatory details for assigned research studies and registries, including study protocols, consent forms, logs, certifications, labs, IRB documents, and applicable communication.

  • Serves as the liaison between cross-functional research team, study sponsors, and IRB to facilitate communication, resolves issues, and enhance collaboration.

  • Demonstrates accountability for initial and ongoing learning related to clinical research studies, including attending research team meetings, certification training, and engagement with scientific questions of the research.

  • Assists PIs with literature searches, grant submissions, and reading/editing documents (IRB, Grants, Manuscripts).

Other tasks and job duties as assigned.


  • Associate’s degree required

  • Demonstrated experience and interest in human subject research, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Interest or experience with neurologic patients preferred

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required

  • Facility with word processing and data spreadsheet software required

  • Matlab, Python, BASH, and/or R programming languages preferred

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 075 Department of Neurosurgery
Schedule: 8 AM-4:30 PM