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Research Coordinator (The Affective Neuroscience and Developmental Psychopathology Lab)

Description

The Affective Neuroscience and Developmental Psychopathology Lab is a dynamic, busy clinical neuroscience lab with a team atmosphere and a culture of respect and inclusivity. The mission is meaningful and important: to reduce suffering by investigating the brain mechanisms relevant to the pathophysiology and treatment of depression, suicidality, and related problems in adolescents and young adults. The several ongoing studies include a variety of techniques, including neuroimaging, neuromodulation, ambulatory monitoring, and pharmacologic manipulation. The Research Coordinator will be managing several studies, including one that is a contract-funded study with a fast pace and frequent milestones and deliverables. This will require excellent attention to detail, organization, compliance with regulations/policies/rules, supervision of study staff.

This position is grant funded.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage approved clinical research studies according to defined protocols and procedures including appropriate collection, recording, and management of data.
  • Manage team members, including research assistants, phlebotomists, study physicians, and collaborators to keep projects progressing on schedule. Develop and implement project management tools to facilitate scheduling and progress.
  • Apply federal and IRB principles of good clinical practice by complying with appropriate regulations and policies and maintaining proper documentation.
  • Revise, renew and maintain IRB approval, protocols, consent forms, and related materials for studies. Maintain study regulatory binders, SOPs, and related materials.

Qualifications

  • B.A. degree, or equivalent combination of experience and training - including 3-5 years of experience in coordinating multiple aspects of research projects in clinical research coordination (study management, patient recruitment, assessment, treatment planning, and data collection,) required.
  • Masters degree strongly preferred.
  • Computer Skills (Microsoft Office Products).
  • IRB procedures and policies strongly preferred.
  • Experience with good clinical practice and regulations and policies for clinical trials strongly preferred.
  • Ability to accurately collect, and store research data.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with patients, staff and investigators as well as maintain patient confidentiality and to coordinate study procedures with centers (CTRC, MRI Research Center).
  • Experience with project management tools and techniques preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently, must be able to work a flexible schedule based on study needs.
  • Knowledge, skills, and professionalism to interact with patients/study participants and research and medical staff from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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