Public Health Project Spec II

Rochester, NY


Provides liaison support at the professional level between health projects involving units within the University and health offices within the region. The Pediatric Critical Care Study Coordinator will assist Critical Care Faculty in the successful execution of clinical, quality, and informatics-based research for the division. This position requires a high degree of independent judgement and knowledge of research activities and data management to balance the needs of and navigate, and collaborate with multiple partners and competing priorities in a manner that ensures the successful completion of all Critical care projects and studies within the defined timeframe. The Critical Care study coordinator will work under the direction of the various Principal Investigators in the division and provide study coordination services for any local and sponsor/government funded research focusing on critically ill children. The study coordinator will maintain continuous relations with the different study teams and principal investigators and help support fellow and faculty projects of the division.

The position will be expected, as studies warrant, to screen daily for study eligibility (10 hrs./week), interact with patients/families and approach/obtain consent/assent as applicable (2 hrs./week), data collection and sample processing and shipping as needed (10 hrs./week). The study coordinator will be expected as studies warrant to maintain up to date study data entry and analysis and respond to queries (10 hrs./week) and interface with multiple sites for multi-center sponsored studies and participate in remote training sessions and monitoring as needed (5hrs/week). The study coordinator will support new study design and development for PICU faculty and fellows, including local RSRB applications and continuing reviews as well as central IRB management as appropriate (3 hrs./week). They will develop and maintain good clinical practice, helping to support divisional goals and objectives and utilize expert skills and knowledge to ensure execution of sound clinical research practices.


Study Coordination

  • Daily screening for study eligibility across multiple active research studies being performed by members of Pediatric Critical Care.

  • With broad latitude for autonomy and independent judgment, the coordinator is responsible for implementation of study interventions, treatments, and protocols, identifying and consenting research subjects, acting as resource for research subjects and their families.

  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of study documents (Informed Consent, Treatment Plan Forms, study specific databases) required by study sponsor and regulatory bodies.

  • Provides direct management and day-to-day care to subjects per sponsor Protocol guidelines and good standard of care guidelines.

  • Identify actual or potential study issues, develop problem solutions, and reformulate study goals on an as need basis.

  • Appropriate collection, processing, storage, and shipment of laboratory samples.

  • In collaboration with Pediatric Critical Care faculty and fellows, develop new research projects including IRB submissions and design/development of research protocols, methods and standardized operating procedures.

Data Collection

  • Completes assessment procedures and engages in accurate data collection across the clinical areas of the Critical Care Division.

  • Collects data under clinical research protocols in accordance with HIPPA and other human subject regulations.

Management & Compliance

  • Maintain data collection, entry, documentation, and reporting through use of RedCap and/or other approved software for the study.

  • Ensure compliance with acceptable regulatory requirements and IRB/WIRB standards. Ensure integrity of all study data collected.

  • Ensure protocol activities are administered consistently across all families.

Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's degree with major course work in an appropriate health, social or technical field required.

  • 2-3 years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • An advanced degree (MA; MS; MSW, etc. in a related field of study such as dietetics, social work, counseling, human development, exercise/wellness, applied behavior analysis or clinical psychology is preferred. Interventionist will have masters-level clinical treatment knowledge or experience or some combination of both. At least one year of experience delivering evidence-based behavioral treatment(s) to youth, adults, and/or families is preferred. Experience working with diverse clinical populations as well as specific experience with families and children desired (preferred).

  • This position requires an annual re-certification in HIPAA awareness and annual renewal of a Strong Commitment contract.


  • A high degree of professionalism and competence in dealing with a variety of individuals must be demonstrated. An ability to make research execution decisions independently with the ability to use weekly clinical supervision appropriately is essential. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. An ability to organize and present data in a concise and easily understood manner is imperative.

  • Familiarity working on an interdisciplinary team preferred. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Problem Solving Therapy (PST), and/or Interpersonal Therapy (IT) training and experience is highly desirable (preferred).

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $43,659 - $58,947 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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