We have an opening in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School for a full-time study coordinator (Research Professional 2) to work as part of a team investigating how advanced technologies can be used to keep older adults healthy and living in their home as they age (AGING-WELL), using in-home sensor systems. This person will support the management of the research protocol under the general direction and oversight of the PI. This position will act as the team lead and will work independently and within the team on recruitment and retention of participants, study visit scheduling, tracking, and logistical support, phone screening and medical chart review, informed consent process, regulatory management, communication with IRB, administration and scoring of neuropsychological assessments and questionnaires, coordination and completion of elements of the study protocol, cross-training and delegation of tasks to other team members, development and maintenance of REDCap project database.
Adriana Seelye, PhD is the lab Principal Investigator, and a faculty of the Minneapolis VA Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center (GRECC) and Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. AGING-WELL is being conducted within the Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. The study is supported by a R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This position will be funded for 5 years.
Recruit research participants, determine eligibility, obtain informed consent, facilitate study enrollment, and track retention (40%)
Maintain regulatory compliance; communicate with IRB and external research sponsor representatives (10%)
Independently coordinate, complete, and assure quality of all protocol elements (20%)
Consent participants, administer diagnostic structured interviews of cognitive status, battery of neuropsychological and clinic based functional tasks/questionnaires (20%)
Cross-training and delegating tasks to other research staff (5%)
Development and maintenance of project database using REDCap (5%)
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program
For more information regarding benefits: https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2018_tcd-cslr-75100-ben-0105-7.pdf
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Must have a BA/BS in a science or health related field plus 2 years of work experience as a study coordinator; or a combination of related education and work experience in study coordination, recruitment and retention of participants, and project management totaling 6 years or more.
Experience with mentoring, training, or as a team lead.
Experience with project management.
Courses in research methods, psychology, or allied health field.
Working knowledge of scientific method, human subjects research, and research regulations.
IRB interaction and maintaining regulatory compliance.
Strong computer skills/experience in Microsoft OS and productivity software.
High level of technological proficiency.
Demonstrated critical thinking skills and the ability to learn and integrate new information quickly.
Demonstrated ability to speak and communicate clearly.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
Demonstrate a high level of professionalism. Willingness to interact patiently and respectfully with elderly research participants.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize work demands and manage time appropriately.
Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multitask.
Research experience in a VA setting.
Experience working with one or more of the following populations; older adults, military veterans, Somali/East African, Hmong/Southeast Asian, Indian or Hispanic individuals, is preferred.
Internal Number: 327712
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