University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Coordinator I

Job Location US-MA-Shrewsbury
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/12/2018 2:37 PM)
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Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional




SPARC focuses on conducting research and developing knowledge to improve services, quality of life, and promote recovery for people with or at risk of mental health conditions, and their families. A main component of SPARC is the dissemination of knowledge through a range of activities that include teaching, publishing, speaking, consulting, and training.  Adhering to established protocols, the research coordinator will be responsible for recruiting study participants over the telephone, managing study data, collecting and quality-checking data (qualitative and quantitative from participants, providers, and practices), analyzing survey responses, analyzing qualitative data for emerging themes and drafting codebooks. The research coordinator will maintain effective working relationships with study practices to facilitate data collection. The research coordinator will assist in the development of qualitative survey instruments and verify existing measures to be included in a new research project. An individual familiar with REDCap, Quickbase, NVivo and Dedoose for data analyses preferred. The research coordinator will adhere to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines and all human participant protection practices.


This position will also support the development and launch of a national mental health initiative, Lifeline4Moms, an exciting new program designed to work with diverse health care stakeholders at the individual, provider, and systems levels to help promote maternal mental health. The individual’s major role will be to assist Lifeline4Moms leadership (i.e. Executive, Medical, Program and Project Director). The individual will be responsible for coordinating within all elements of the program including program data, meetings between providers from varying hospitals, working collaborative with other teams across the country, assisting with the development and editing of provider toolkits, and entering survey responses into REDCap. The individual will be responsible for providing additional administrative support for day-to-day activities, including developing meeting agendas and minutes, creating materials for dissemination (e.g. blogs, newsletters), using social media for dissemination and marketing and helping to develop and maintain connections with consultees and stakeholders through telephone and email communications. 


This position requires flexibility to work on some night shifts and weekend schedule




  • 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

This position requires flexibility to work on some night shifts and weekend schedule


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