Job Duties: 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 for the “Precision Psychiatry: Bringing Brain Science and Measurement-Based Care to the Clinic” projects, which will recruit individuals with mental health diagnoses from the University of Minnesota Psychiatry Clinics. The studies will involve collecting longitudinal behavioral, functional, and cognitive assessments, as well as specialized computer assessments, EEG, and fMRI. The incumbent will also be expected to support other research projects within the Vinogradov Lab, as needed.
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 psychiatric 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 and conduct assessments of capacity to consent to research -Use pre-established recruitment materials to advertise in the community -Coordinate with clinics, community centers, and other partners to recruit study 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 the 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 -Other tasks as assigned
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, 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 -Other tasks as assigned
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 -Other tasks as assigned
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 -Other tasks as assigned
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required: -BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field, or combination of education and experience to equal four years -Previous experience conducting human subjects research including recruiting participants, obtaining consent, conducting assessments, and regulatory management -Previous experience working with individuals with mental illness in a clinical or research setting
Preferred: -BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field -Previous experience with neurocognitive assessments, psychiatric assessments, EEG administration
Internal Number: 331322
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