Clinical Research Coordinator II

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
May 04, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:

req5051

Department:

Disability Psychoeduc Studies

Department Website Link:

Location:

Main Campus

Address:

Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The College of Education's Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies is seeking a part-time position for a federally-funded study in youth with type 1 diabetes. The primary responsibility for this position will be supporting the investigators to coordinate the execution of day-to-day lab activities and overseeing the data collection and intervention delivery of fellow team members. The role will involve administrative duties, data collection, and intervention delivery in the context a clinical trial examining a behavioral intervention examining sleep and daily routines of the youth and their families. This individual will serve as the interventionist during in-clinic study visits and phone check ins for a new case approximately every other week, and carry a caseload of approximately six participants at a time. The administrative duties, lab-based data collection, and intervention sessions are typically during business hours or late afternoons, the evaluation visits in early evening, and the sleep studies are scheduled close to minor participants’ bedtimes. Therefore, the individual must be available during evenings/later hours and some weekends to accommodate participants’ schedules and be able to communicate with participants at their convenience. Some travel required. Possibility of transitioning to full-time depending on project needs and funds.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated and enjoys a fast-paced environment, recognizes the differences between clinical and research activities, executes extreme attention to detail, and has the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain participant level documentation, including documentation of study visits and progress in the electronic medical record.
  • Arrange shipment and configuration of actigraph; schedule consent visits, and coordinate subsequent assessment and intervention study visits as outlined in study protocol.
  • Contribute and adhere to cleaning and safety protocols, including added provisions established due to COVID-19.
  • Communicate with participants by phone or email with visit instructions, study reminders, assessment reminders, and to answer participant questions.
  • Maintain participant management system that includes the study calendar with participant visits and team member coverage.
  • Assign team members to study visits based on their availability schedule and roles.
  • Oversee that each team member has completed the data collection according to protocol.
  • Track PSG and actigraphy collection procedures, ensuring the availability of functioning calibrated devices in a timely manner and organizing and cleaning of recorded sleep data and equipment.
  • Track glucose data collection, ensuring valid and reliable recordings and appropriate downloads of data.
  • Work with data entry supervisor to review, adjust, and export sleep and glucose data (continuous glucose monitor, actigraphy, meter/pump) in a timely manner.
  • Assist in training new staff and undergraduate Research Assistants on procedures for participant interaction, data collection, and data processing.
  • Complete and document evaluations according to protocol and study's Standard Operating Procedures as well as coordinating reviews and updates..
  • Pick up or coordinate retrieval of sleep study equipment and review sleep studies.
  • Prepare documents and equipment for research visits.
  • Collect, prepare, process, ship (if relevant), and maintain inventory of research specimens (including saliva and finger stick blood droplets).
  • Insert continuous glucose monitor device and process HbA1c.
  • Track research supply needs and request or place orders from appropriate vendors.
  • Work with data supervisor to ensure proper storage and usage of lab equipment, performing equipment calibration, facilitating repairs as needed.
  • Assist with strategies to maintain recruitment and retention rates, and evaluate processes to identify issues related to recruitment and retention rates.
  • Obtain or coordinate retrieval of data from school records and oversee administration of teacher surveys, tracking responses, generating reports, and monitoring completion.
  • Administer study questionnaires and tests, score test measurements and questionnaires, and code data for computer entry.
  • Follow strict petty cash protocols for participation and respondent compensation.
  • Assist in communication with the institutional review board and compliance by preparing protocols, informed consent documents, modifications, reportable items, renewals and other necessary documents for review by the IRB and/or sponsor.
  • Assist with compiling andformatting references, tables, and figures for manuscripts, conferencepresentations or progress reports, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Flexible schedule with predictable availability, including covering for appointments with short notice.
  • Must have own transportation, a valid driver's license, and the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
  • Must travel to study visits, including travel to participants’ homes within and outside of the greater Tucson area (e.g., Nogales, Hereford, Sierra Vista, Douglas).
  • Must be willing to participate in occasional study visits to conduct sleep studies outside of the Tucson area that may require an overnight hotel stay.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) language applicants preferred in order to support us in providing services to diverse communities for communicating, data collection, and evaluations.
  • Background in behavioral health or behavioral interventions in a research context.
  • Experience working with high-risk populations or health populations.
  • Experience working with multi-cultural audiences in diverse communities.
  • Experience with data collection, analysis portals, and software (REDCAP and SPSS).
  • Experience with polysomnography or accelerometers (although training will be provided).

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time:

Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:

20

Job FTE:

0.5

Work Calendar:

Fiscal

Job Category:

Research

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

DOE

Compensation Type:

hourly rate

Grade:

5

Career Stream and Level:

PC2

Job Family:

Clinical Research

Job Function:

Research

Type of criminal background check required::

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Number of Vacancies:

1

Target Hire Date:

5/31/2021

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Dr. David Yaden
[email protected]

Open Date:

4/30/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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