A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Seeking a highly motivated, responsible, and detail-oriented Research Coordinator to work closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Courtney Bagge, in the Department of Psychiatry, to oversee a portfolio of research projects examining suicide, opioids, and mental health in community and veteran populations. In addition, the Research Coordinator will assist with scientific tasks, such as publishing/presenting findings and obtaining additional grant funding for related studies
The major duties and responsibilities will vary somewhat, but may include any of the following:
Coordinates research project activities. Coordination activities include the following: communicates with other study staff (on site and at other study sites) to answer questions, provide information, and obtain appropriate involvement in project activities; ensures that all regulatory approvals are obtained/maintained at all study sites; collection, modification, and distribution of project materials (questionnaires, training material, procedural manuals, status reports, etc.); schedules conference calls and coordinates participation of appropriate individuals; determines supply and equipment requirements and arranges with administrative staff to obtain in timely fashion; with guidance from investigators and other staff, develops and maintains data bases for monitoring/following up on study activities; acts as principal historian of the project, maintaining files of relevant documents, letter, and study results.
Supervision. With support from investigators, supervises research staff, students, volunteers and other study staff on study related activities including protocol adherence, data collection, time and leave approvals, and schedule management to ensure all study activities are completed on time and according to protocol requirements. Provide training and mentorship to new staff.
Human Subjects and other regulatory applications/reports. With guidance from investigators and other staff, completes and submits initial applications, amendments, and continuing reviews, as well as other regulatory/funder reports (e.g., safety reports; adverse events/serious adverse events; case report forms; study progress and final reports). Obtains/maintains current versions of Human Subjects, other regulatory applications/reports, and Informed Consent forms and fills them out accurately and completely for submission to the appropriate committees for review.
Recruits patients to studies. Initiates identification, determines eligibility, and conducts recruitment and retention of study subjects per study protocol. Administers to potential study subjects the process of informed consent to participate in research.
Data collection activities. Assists investigator with the design/modification of data collection instruments and data capture platforms; makes arrangements for data entry. Works with investigator to: establish and implement procedures for ensuring data quality; review preliminary descriptive statistics from analyses to identify potential problems with data, and initiate corrective action; develop primary data collection/entry protocols, training and procedures manuals; monitor field procedures to determine compliance with protocol. May do primary data collection, primary data entry, or other study activities depending on project needs.
Data collection via semi-structured or structured interviews. Develop interview guides, schedule interviews with participants at participating sites, participate in detailed qualitative notetaking, conduct semi-structured and structured interviews, assist with development of coding schemes, and data analyses.
Dissemination of results/proposal writing. May coordinate submission of research proposals including obtaining supporting documents from investigators, consultants, and sites. In collaboration with investigators, may prepare sections of working papers, presentations, grant proposals, and manuscripts for submission. Conducts literature searches, abstracts articles, prepares summaries and critiques of literature.
Experience with project management within clinical research.
Experience with high-risk populations/topics: substance use disorders, mental health, suicide, and under-served vulnerable population, and understanding of HIPAA rules and regulations.
Comfort discussing sensitive topics with vulnerable populations.
Experience and comfort working in clinical settings and with the Veteran population.
Experience with conducting semi-structured or qualitative interviews.
Knowledge, skill and experience in managing research projects including experience following and creating protocols, enrolling and interviewing patients, obtaining informed consent, and collecting data (through patient interviews, survey administration, and/or electronic medical records or databases). Ability to manage day-to-day activities of assigned research projects for ensuring adherence to study protocols.
Preferred master's degree in public health, psychology, social work, or related field.
Experience with research proposal submission is desirable.
Experience in managing and prioritizing multiple tasks or projects within a time frame to meet deadlines. Ability to work independently with minimum direction and seek guidance when appropriate; adjust well to varying amounts of workload/evolving deadlines; use time efficiently; and take initiative to problem-solve.
Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, database management, audiovisual presentation, and reference management software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Qualtrics, REDCap, and EndNote.
Exhibit exceptional ability to independently prepare correspondence (especially clear, concise, and polite e-mail messages) and write/edit/produce reports.
M-F 8am-5pm, some nights and weekends may be required
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