Our lab has a multi-year funded opening for a Research Coordinator managing a study identifying biomarkers of recovery from posttraumatic stress disorder and depression. Our laboratory uses novel interventions (pharmacological, neuromodulatory, and social-behavioral) to understand how the brain recovers from mental health symptoms resulting from stressful and traumatic experiences (including posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, and burnout). Our lab is particularly interested in understanding how individuals with mental health symptoms transition into recovery. Broadly speaking, our overall research program intersects with topics of reward, emotion-regulation, resilience and working memory.
This position will primarily involve monitoring implementation, management, coordination and documentation of a study examining a pharmacological intervention in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. This position will also be responsible for ensuring that components of the project are completed in an ethical, scientifically rigorous, and timely manner. Responsibilities will also include ensuring that lab personnel/volunteers are compliant with safety regulations and lab specific protocols are established and followed.
The distribution of effort will change over time. As the study is currently enrolling subjects, Protocol/ Study Management will constitute most of effort. As recruitment goals are met, effort will shift to data analysis, manuscript preparation and Lab Management Support.
Lab Management Support - 50%
Act as a lead/mentor/trainer on primary study protocol and within the research team for other active studies.
Support the supervision of undergraduate student volunteers as needed.
Assist in the analysis of data and preparation of annual NIH reports, presentations and manuscripts
Support the development of new grants and protocols (as needed)
Conduct literature reviews and database development
Protocol/Study Management - 50%
Support the day-to-day management of research protocols under the general direction and oversight of the PI.
Work both independently and within a team structure on tasks such as, but not limited to:
recruitment and phone screening;
visit scheduling and logistical support;
visit implementation, informed consent process, administration of assessments (as appropriate), study drug distribution management, sample collection, processing and shipment (as applicable)
data management (collection and storage)
regulatory management (IRB, adverse event reporting, etc), subject tracking, and general office paperwork and organization
Handle financial, personnel, and administrative transactions (ex. study participant payments and supply purchasing)
Anticipated research will occur at both the VA and the UMN CMRR and will include (but not limited to) administration of experimental drugs and neuroimaging.
Performing job duties will require:
Standing or sitting for extended periods
Complex communication of medical information in the English language
Professional interactions with a diverse body of colleagues and research participants
Acquisition and maintenance of all necessary requirements (e.g., background checks, immunizations, institutional trainings) for work with human subjects, including subjects from vulnerable populations.
Must have BA/BS in a science or health related field plus 2 years of work experience in research coordination; or a combination of related education and work experience in research coordination totaling 6 years
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and comfortable with data capture systems such as RedCap
Available to work a flexible schedule based on study and patient needs
Ability to work independently, make decisions, problem solve and prioritize
Possess excellent communication skills; verbal and written.
Some general experience with mentoring, training, or as a team lead
General knowledge of GCP and federal regulations as a whole, but is proficient in the guidance that pertains to clinical trial administration and investigational drug projects.
Assuming the availability of funds, this individual should have an interest in preparing for Certification as a Clinical Research Coordinator (ex. SoCRA or ACRP)
Experience working with a Veteran population is desirable
Experience with MRI highly desirable.
Internal Number: 338458
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