Research Coordinator I

Location
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Posted
Jun 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 516957
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:36020000 - PHHP-COM EPIDEMIOLOGY

Classification Title:

Research Coordinator I

Job Description:

The Research Coordinator I will coordinate research activities related to two main projects:

(1) Laboratory and Field Validation of a Wrist Worn Alcohol Biosensor Among Persons Living with HIV and (2) The Consortium for Medical Marijuana Clinical Outcomes Research.

The Laboratory and Field Validation of a Wrist Worn Alcohol Biosensor Among Persons Living with HIV has the overarching goal to improve alcohol intervention and eventually related clinical outcomes (e.g., liver function) among HIV+ drinkers through biosensor-assisted intervention.

The Consortium for Medical Marijuana Clinical Outcomes Research was established in June 2019, and conducts, shares, and supports research on the effects of medical marijuana on health conditions and symptoms.
The Research Coordinator I will be responsible for assisting with day-to-day operations of the projects and work on other research or administrative activities as needed. The Research Coordinator will report directly to the PI of the Laboratory and Field Validation of a Wrist Worn Alcohol Biosensor Among Persons Living with HIV study. The position requires strong organizational and communication skills and experience in human subjects’ research activity.

The Research Coordinator will be part of a dynamic team of investigators, staff, and students affiliated with the Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) Center for Translational HIV Research at the University of Florida and will also be cross trained and available to assist with SHARC related projects as needed. Experience working with diverse populations is desired. Organization and communication skills, and the ability to multi-task are key features of the job. There will be opportunities to gain new skills and experience and to work with investigators and students from a range of scientific disciplines.

Administration and Coordination of Clinical Research Activities

  • Responsible for coordinating day-to-day research activities related to Laboratory and Field Validation of a Wrist Worn Alcohol Biosensor Among Persons Living with HIV and the Consortium for Medical Marijuana Clinical Outcomes Research. The research coordinator should become familiar with all details of the study procedures for these projects including remote study procedures. Responsibilities include planning, scheduling, and coordinating research team calls and meetings that are needed to facilitate communication about and coordination of research activities.
  • The Research Coordinator will be responsible for study survey development and coordinating protocol related research procedures as well as acting as liaison for research sponsors and research participants. The coordinator will maintain study questionnaires, track enrollment and screening and support local recruitment.
  • The coordinator will be required to travel to the recruitment sites as needed. The coordinator will be responsible for assisting in the interpretation and implementation of federal, state, sponsor and University of Florida policies and procedures as they apply to the clinical research activities as well as ensuring the safety of research and laboratory.

Data Organization, Management and Basic Analysis

  • The Research Coordinator will be responsible for requesting, delivering, and monitoring research subject payments using the UF Human Subject Payment system. The coordinator will be responsible for entering, monitoring and maintaining data in the REDCap system. The coordinator will assist with IRB related activities and requirements including submissions and revisions. The Research coordinator will assist with data collection and create study documents.
  • The coordinator will be responsible for retaining participant records, maintaining project records and ensuring archived documents after project close-out.
  • The coordinator will assist and support the principal investigator(s) in written and oral communications with granting agencies, faculty, staff, and community groups.

Recruitment Administrative Activities

  • The Research Coordinator will assist with recruitment administrative activities including attending weekly meetings for assigned projects and assisting with recruitment activities such as creating study flyers and contacting potential participants via phone call or email.

Additional Activities

  • The position will provide support for and work on similar activities as needed for the SHARC Center for Translational HIV Research including research related support and community engagement related support. The coordinator will coordinate special studies or projects as directed and may serve as liaison between the program/service office and outside agencies and the general public. The coordinator performs related duties as required or deemed appropriate to the accomplishment of the responsibilities and functions of his/her area.

Expected Salary:

$40,000 - $45,000 commensurate with education, skills, and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with IRB related processes and procedures
  • Experience with Human Subjects Payments
  • Experience with participant consent
  • Experience with remote studies
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Friendly communication by email, phone, and face-to-face
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Knowledge of grant proposals, post award management and IRB guidelines
  • Master’s Degree of Public Health (MPH)
  • Previous experience with human subject research, which could include recruitment of participants into research studies, obtaining informed consent, collection of research data, and/or working with IRB protocols
  • Previous experience with IRB related process and procedures and working with redcap

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume, and references.
  • Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.
  • This is a time-limited position.
  • The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US.
  • Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student andcommunity populations.

Health Assessment Required:

No

Advertised: 04 Jun 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 11 Jun 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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