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Research Study Coordinator Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA 23284

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A new part-time role Research Study Coordinator is available in Richmond, VA 23284. Highly motivated candidates are encouraged to apply. Please check full job details offered by Virginia Commonwealth University below.

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Job: Research Study Coordinator


Company: Virginia Commonwealth University
Location: Richmond, VA 23284

Job Description

Role Code/Title
49093 – Health Care Technologist II (04)

Position Number

Working Title
Research Study Coordinator


Organizational Overview
At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool
All Applicants

Anticipated Hiring Range

MCV Campus

Position Type

20 – 29

Normal work days
M-F/occas. evenings & weekends

Normal work hours

Job Category

Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System?

Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment?

Is any portion of this position grant-funded?
Yes – Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant.

Sensitive Position

Resource Critical

Description of the Job
The position will be located at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics (VIPBG) (www.vipbg.vcu.edu). VIPBG is world-renowned for its contributions to the genetic epidemiology of behavior and psychopathology. Its faculty and affiliates represent diverse disciplines including molecular genetics, psychology, epidemiology, and statistics. Accordingly, the successful candidate will have access to a range of training opportunities during the course of their postdoctoral research.

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Research Coordinator performs administrative, supervisory, and direct participant contact duties and is responsible for coordinating activities essential to the successful management of the research study. Work will be independent and as a member of the study team, working under general supervision, resolving most standard issues independently and referring complex issues to the PI.

Key Responsibilities
Be the primary point-person for all recruitment efforts through VCU and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC).
Conduct phone screenings, enroll and schedule participants.
Monitor and maintain REDCap data for potentially interested and eligible participants for purpose of study eligibility screening.
Conduct clinical interviews during in-person session of potentially eligible participants and administer self-report measures.
Prepare participants and administer laboratory tasks.
Trouble-shoot computer laboratory task and coordinate with PI and Consultants as needed.
Maintain appropriate study documentation/records, coordinate the management, storage, and reporting of study data, and monitor study data to maintain quality control.
Assist with maintaining/updating laboratory protocol documents.
Train study research assistants on laboratory protocol.
Supervise research assistants on conduct of study protocol.
Regularly check, maintain and purchase study supplies, while assisting expenditure tracking.
Assist in the management of petty cash reimbursements and reconciliations.
Maintain current CITI credentials for Human Subjects Protections, Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for self and monitor and ensure compliance for other members of study staff.
Understand and adhere to all IRB requirements and aspects of the IRB approved protocol; maintain IRB approval and submit documents (amendments, continuing reviews) in a timely manner to IRB in collaboration with the PI.
Maintain regulatory binders in an audit-ready state.
Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a diverse environment.

Required Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field. Consideration will also be given to candidates scheduled to graduate in May 2020.
Previous experience in a research or laboratory setting.
Previous supervision experience or team lead experience and interest in supervisory role, as part of role will be the training and management of research assistants.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of clinical research management to include: regulatory, human subject’s protection, study conduct, and data management requirements.

Preferred Qualifications
Previous experience working with clinical participants and/or conducting structured clinical interviews.
Previous experience in electrophysiological testing, and collection and coding of data.
Prior experience in working with, or familiarity with Veteran/military culture is a plus, as study sample is an all veteran population.
Statistical experience (e.g., SPSS, R) for data coding/scoring and basic statistical analysis.
Master’s degree or any graduate-level training in psychology, counseling, or related field is a bonus for purposes of structured clinical interviews and diagnostic determinations.

Job Open Date

Remove from posting on or before

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Schedule is flexible, ranging from 20 – 29 hours per week depending on study recruitment rates and requirements. Some evenings will be required and weekends may be occasionally required based on participant scheduling needs.
Telework may an option for certain tasks and when participants are not scheduled.
Work is split between the primary location (Biotech One) and the recruitment location (Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, approximately 20% of time). Candidates must have reliable transportation to required work sites.

Additional Information
After the completion of year one, the Research Coordinator may be eligible for a retention and/or discretionary pay increase as funds are available.
VCU is located in Richmond, Virginia, a small city with a vibrant arts scene, nationally recognized museums, award-winning restaurants, and abundant opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Richmond’s location in the middle of the state allows for day or weekend trips to the beach, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Washington, D.C. Furthermore, Richmond is TIME magazine’s No. 2 city in the United States for attracting millennial talent, and is one of the fastest-growing tech hubs in the country.

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