University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Coordinator I

Minimum Salary US-MA-Shrewsbury
Job Location 1 week ago(10/13/2020 9:44 AM)
Requisition Number
2020-35765
# of Openings
1
Posted Date
Day
Shift
Exempt
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Coordinator I is responsible for carrying out multiple complex research protocols.

 

Description of Center: This position will be housed within the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research, which aims to improve the school, work, and general wellbeing  of young adults with lived mental health experiences (https://www.umassmed.edu/TransitionsACR/). The position will emphasize research related to improving the educational experiences of young adults with serious mental health conditions through testing of models, development of products, presentations, and more

 

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Exceptional Communication and Organizational skills
  • Experience with complex research studies
  • Experience liaising with stakeholders and teams across multiple sites
  • Professional and/or personal experience with mental health

 

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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