University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Coordinator I

US-MA-Worcester
4 months ago
Requisition Number
2017-29381
# of Openings
1
Shift
Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
Exempt
Union Code
Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional

Overview

 

 

The UMass Psychotic Disorders Research Program is looking for highly motivated individuals who are interested in gaining experience in our cutting edge clinical research, community outreach and intervention and global initiatives in patients with severe mental illness.  The goal of our research studies is to develop innovative treatment strategies combining pharmacological and psychosocial approaches to treat schizophrenia symptoms, medical co-morbidity and substance use, and ultimately to improve the quality of life in this patient population. Visit our website to learn more about our clinical and research program http://www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry/psychotic-disorders-research-program/

 

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Clinical Research Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of collection and management of data for complex treatment, ancillary, and prevention protocols regulated by the FDA or DHHS, and sponsored by federal agencies, foundations, industrial sponsors or UMass Medical School in support of clinical trials.

 

Responsibilities

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with investigators in the design, development, and documentation of data forms, questionnaires, and other survey materials
  • Responsible for aspects of the development of research recommendations and the design of research projects
  • Participate in the grant, manuscript, and Institutional Review Board process
  • Develop overall research plan for conducting surveys in the community
  • Conduct in-person or telephonic field research
  • Monitor selection and randomization process of study participants
  • Coordinate data collection of study participants, complete case report forms, and develop and maintain spreadsheets
  • Collect and maintain questionnaires and other data forms from study participants
  • Perform literature searches and write detailed written summaries of the findings
  • Collaborate with other project leaders on data presentation, interpretation and writing of scientific reports 
  • Develop and maintain computerized data files for all data to be collected
  • May assist with budget /operational aspect of grant and contract proposals
  • Prepare summary reports and ongoing project evaluations for investigators
  • May help recruit, select, supervise and direct the activities of data collection employees and Research Technicians
  • Conduct quality control check on field data collection system
  • Collaborate with other research sites to insure consistency between research sites and accuracy of documentation
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

 

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, health care, or equivalent experience
  • 1 year of related experience
  • Experience in using computer-based tools (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization, analytical, and interpersonal skills required
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

May supervise and direct the activities of data collection employees and Research Technicians

 

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Usual office environment, laboratory, medical, surgical, and off campus study sites

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