This entry level study coordinator position will serve to help promote research activities within the Vinogradov Lab. Under the supervision of the PI, the incumbent will be the primary coordinator on at least one research project, but will be required to assist with multiple protocols within the lab group. Primary job duties will include recruitment of human subjects, conducting study appointments, and data management tasks. The incumbent may receive training for conducting clinical assessments of psychotic symptoms and neurocognitive functioning, adhering to GCP and federal regulations in clinical research, and data safety practices. Training for specialized equipment (e.g., EEG) will be provided as needed.
Participant Recruitment and Retention (30% of time):
Recruit interested individuals to participate in research projects. Meet in person or over the phone to conduct screening appointments and answer email inquiries for research projects.
Obtain informed consent/assent for projects. Conduct assessments of capacity to consent to research.
Use pre-established recruitment materials to advertise in the community
Coordinate with hospitals, clinics, community centers, and other partners to recruit participants
Attend events and locations of interest (e.g., drop in mental health centers) to increase awareness of research activities within the community
Coordinate with study coordinators in other labs to facilitate sharing of participants
Maintain regular contact with research participants (per protocol) in person and via phone and email to keep participants engaged in research activities
Dispense participant compensation
Data Collection (30%):
Schedule appointments, rooms, and equipment as needed for appointments
Conduct assessments (clinical interviews, computerized measures, surveys, etc.) with participants with mental illness and healthy participants according to protocol
Conduct specialized appointments (e.g., fMRI, tDCS, EEG) as needed
Collect data using paper forms, computers, iPads, and digital databases as required for project
Adhere to local and federal guidelines for conducting research and documentation procedures
Data Management (30%):
Score assessment materials and paperwork from study appointments. Verify assessment scores from other raters.
Create and maintain databases for projects using Box, REDCap, Qualtrics, OnCore, and other data management systems as required. Update physical forms and digital forms as needed.
Enter scored data into databases
Extract data from outside sources (e.g., cognitive assessment software) for upload/entry into a database
Complete quality check and clean-up of data
Enroll subjects in regulatory databases (e.g., OnCore) as needed
Prepare regular updates for lab meeting, reporting agencies, sponsors, team meetings, etc., as needed
Prepare data for upload to shared servers as required
Maintain regulatory documents such as enrollment logs, protocol training logs, personnel records, etc., as required by FDA regulations
Coordinate with CTSI Regulatory Monitor and Regulatory Specialists to conduct regular monitoring visits. Prepare files for review, including coordinating with staff to complete necessary documentation
Lab support tasks (10%):
Conduct literature reviews in support of manuscripts, grants, or other tasks as needed
Prepare materials for presentations, publications, and grants, such as figures or tables
Participate in regular team meetings
Order study supplies, such as questionnaires and other materials
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
BA/BS or a combination of related education and employment experience totaling four years.
Previous experience conducting research including screening and recruiting participants, obtaining consent, conducting assessments, and regulatory management
Previous experience with psychotic illness in a clinical or research setting
Bachelors degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field
Internal Number: 330603
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