This position will provide research coordinator support for various research projects conducted by the Minnesota Center for Eating Disorders Research (MCEDR) through the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Minnesota, most of which investigate the neurobiology of eating disorders. The MCEDR has conducted research in the area of eating disorders since the 1970s. The program has been the recipient of several research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Minnesota Obesity Center, and private foundations such as the McKnight Foundation and Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation. Current projects include using a range of methods (neuroimaging, neurofeedback, neurocognitive measures, ambulatory assessment, clinical interviews) to investigate how individuals develop and maintain eating disorders, and to target these processes in treatment.
The Research Professional I will work with an experienced multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and neuroscientists to assist with coordinating research procedures (including administer neuroimaging, neurocognitive measures, and clinical interviews), maintaining data security and regulatory records, and assisting with manuscript and grant preparation for several ongoing and new studies conducted by the MCEDR, including those involving neuroimaging and neuroscience-informed interventions. The position will provide opportunities for knowledge and skill development related to conducting neuroimaging procedures and interfacing with clinical populations. This is an excellent opportunity for obtaining research and clinical experience prior to applying for graduate or medical school. MCEDR fosters a collaborative environment that affords coordinators the professional development resources, including the ability to work on publications and conference talks.
Subject / study coordinator (60%)
Complete and maintain necessary trainings to support research coordinator duties (e.g., CITI, HIPAA, Capacity to Consent, CMRR training)
Recruit participants to research studies
Conduct telephone and in-person research assessments to assess for eligibility and evaluate clinical symptoms
Schedule procedures for research visits, including reserving any facilities necessary for research completion
Coordinate procedures for participants in research studies, which may include study assessments, fMRI procedures, laboratory test meals, behavioral tasks, and/or behavioral interventions
Maintain list of participants for follow-up assessments, and engage in efforts to maintain retention of participants for longitudinal assessment
Data and regulatory management (30%)
Maintain regulatory records for research studies according to the standards of the IRB
Complete IRB applications according to requirements and maintain active correspondence with IRB regarding any changes to study protocol
Attend Research Coordinator meetings to stay current on research regulations
Provide other miscellaneous tasks as required/requested
Manuscript and grant preparation (10%)
Provide writing, data analysis, and/or administrative support towards manuscript preparation
Provide writing, data analysis, and/or administrative support towards grant preparation
Required: BA/BS in neuroscience, psychology, biology or related field; or combination of education and experience in a clinical research setting to equal 4 years. Attention to detail, ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team, strong clinical skills, and strong writing skills are also highly valued. Interest in eating disorders and/or neuroimaging is a plus. Preferred: Previous knowledge/experience with neuroimaging research; Previous knowledge/experience in eating disorders or other clinicalpopulation
Internal Number: 339363
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