University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Coordinator I

1 month ago
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Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional



 The Research Coordinator I will be responsible for carrying out tasks involved in different research projects pertaining to the justice system, particularly Drug Treatment Courts. This position will include coordination of research examining the impact of health-related and psychosocial factors on retention of probationers in drug treatment courts. The position also will involve managing, analyzing, and creating reports from administrative datasets. The position requires interacting with a wide array of individuals, ranging from drug treatment court personnel (including judges, probation officers, and attorneys) to probationers with a history of drug and alcohol addiction. The research coordinator will need to be self-motivated, personable, and comfortable in legal and addiction treatment settings. The position also will require travel approximately two days per week to different court settings in Massachusetts




  • 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.





  • 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


Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee



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



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

Additional Information

Additioanl Major Responsibilities:


  • Recruit, obtain informed consent, and administer testing to individuals with substance abuse and criminal justice involvement
  • Create, manage, and analyze large datasets


Additional Qualifications:


  • Experience in using computer-based tools (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, SPSS)
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations (in Massachusetts only)
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, essential to interacting with professionals and nonprofessionals within the criminal justice system and the field in general
  • Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation


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