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University of Rochester Human Subject Res Coordinator - 232342 in Rochester, New York

Human Subject Res Coordinator Job ID 232342

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

Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Psychiatry M&D Research


8 AM-4:30 PM



The Pain and Perception Lab, is conducting a search for a full time Research Coordinator. Projects will focus on understanding the neurophysiology of taste and pain perception, in healthy humans and patients with chronic pain, using behavioral testing, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and metabolic assessments.

Primary duties will include helping with IRB approvals and reviews, subject recruitment, coordination between the lab and clinical services for patients’ recruitment, testing, data management, and analysis.

Essential Duties:

25% Participant recruitment

  • Works with PI to develop, implement and evaluate recruitment strategies

  • With guidance from PI, liaises with UR clinical sites and other external sites to develop recruitment protocols

  • Uses independent judgment and semi-structured diagnostic interviews to identify eligible participants in clinical settings. Has ability to assess eligibility of the potential study participants via discussion with clinical providers and review of screening measures

  • Conducts informed consent procedures with participants and obtains written consent

25% Participant assessment and retention

  • Conducts assessments with study participants independently

  • Works with PI to establish systems for coordinating laboratory and clinical services in compliance with UR policies and procedures

  • Takes appropriate steps to ensure participants’ safety

  • Provides outreach to study participants to maximize their retention in the project

20% Data management

  • Works with PI to set up procedures for developing and maintaining data systems

  • With guidance from PI and based on study protocol, ensures the integrity and security of all study data at all times

  • Utilizes Python, SPSS, SYSTAT, VBA, or RealStatistics for data analyses

  • Assists in the development of the study database and supervises the data entry and cleaning of other study staff

  • Oversees direct data entry procedures via iPads or by transcribing paper data

  • Completes regular subject chart reviews, ensuring fidelity of documentation procedures

20% Coordination/Supervision

  • Develops and updates study protocols and manuals

  • Initiates IRB project approval process for new protocols and project amendments

  • Submits necessary documentation per the Data Safety and Monitoring Plan

  • Promotes achievement of enrollment targets via development of study specific recruitment and retention strategies

  • Directly trains, supervises, and mentors students or interns

10% Reporting and dissemination

  • Assists PI in development, writing and editing of presentations and publications of study findings

  • Prepares data reports to sponsoring agencies/institutions, as required.

Candidate will subscribe to the department’s goal of creating a culturally competent environment by treating research subjects and co-workers in a sensitive and caring manner. The Research Coordinator must maintain eligibility to participate in research involving human subjects by completing the Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) and NIH’s Good Clinical Practice training. This position also requires participation in available cultural competency training.

Minimum requirements:

Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of experience in human subject research coordination; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of word processing and data analysis software preferred.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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