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University of Rochester Human Subject Research Coord I, RADx Neuroscience - 231937 in Rochester, New York

Human Subject Research Coord I, RADx Neuroscience Job ID 231937

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

Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Neuroscience


8 AM-4:30 PM


Position Summary:

The Human Subject Coordinator (HSRC) will provide essential research support and study coordination for diagnosis and tracking of COVID-19 in conjunction with the Mary Cariola Center (MCC). Under general direction, HSRC is responsible for planning, coordinating, and carrying out recruitment, scheduling, and data collection for assigned studies. HSRC recruits, schedules, and consents human subjects for participation in neuroscience-related behavior and physiology research. This research will mostly involve working with children with developmental disabilities and their families, and with the staff of MCC. While the work will be carried out under the general supervision, the HSRC I, works independently with human subjects. May schedule visits.

Conducting cognitive assessments through paper or electronic forms or interviews, and collecting biological samples for virological or serological testing. All information, samples, and data that are collected must be stored and documented meticulously.

They will be responsible for ensuring the comfort of human subjects during experimental procedures by explaining study information. They will contribute to maintaining supplies and the cleanliness of the lab as well as the Mobile Testing Unit that will be used for off-site work.

Supervision and Direction Exercised:

Position is supervised by Edward Freedman, PhD.

Machine and Equipment Used:

Laboratory equipment, computers, computer associated devices, and familiarity RedCap software or similar.

Typical Duties:

  • 20% Plans and performs a variety of moderately-complex laboratory tests including cognitive/behavioral assessments; modifies equipment to meet special requirements. Administers surveys and interviews research participants. Ensures research participants’ adherence to protocol requirements. Assures proper set up and operation of specialized equipment.

  • 20% Understands, reviews, and documents all aspects of approved protocols, procedures and standards for documentation and communication. Trains team members on the details for the protocol, including inclusion and exclusion criteria, informed consent procedures, and study activities.

  • 20% Manages, collects, and analyzes accurate data and records experiments’ progress. Manages and analyzes subjects' data and prepares reports for senior study staff, the Principal Investigator (PI), Institutional Review Board (IRB), and / or any other required recipients or entities.

  • 15% Provides data clarifications, reviews study protocols, responds to inquiries regarding the study, and ensures regulatory and other documents such as consent forms are accurate and available for review.

  • 10% Makes recommendations and decisions on modifying approaches to accomplish the goals of the study.

  • 5% Sets up equipment for the experiments, runs PC-based software for stimulus presentation. Troubleshoots malfunctioning equipment and makes repairs.

  • 5% Reads scientific papers relevant for experiments and lab meetings when needed.

  • 5% Other projects and job duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of experience in human subject research coordination; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills, including written communication.

  • Strong ability to analyze data, attention to detail, and competence with lab equipment.

  • Knowledge of word processing and data analysis software preferred.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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