Research Coordinator II

Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Jun 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 516970
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Health Profession, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:29120000 - MD-PSYCHIATRY

Classification Title:

Research Coordinator II

Job Description:

Under supervision of faculty members, the Research Coordinator will manage the UF Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, a large-scale national collaborative research project that follows children, aged 9 and 10 at outset, into young adulthood. The coordinator will oversee all aspects of the day-to-day study activities under the supervision of the Principal Investigators. The coordinator will oversee and assist with the conduct of follow-up in-person visits and telephone interviews with participants, coordinate project meetings, and interface with the consortium coordinating core to manage IRB submissions, amendments and reporting. The coordinator also oversees and assists in the retention of participants, scheduling, follow-up contact, and coordination of subject payments. As needed, she/he will also coordinate travel and lodging for participants and their families. The coordinator will be required to attend an annual out-of-state training on the research protocol, , train other study staff and trainees on the protocol, and participate in consortium wide research assistant conference calls and remote training. As the team leader, the coordinator is also responsible for facilitating a respectful and professional research environment

Research Protocol Execution

  • Organize screening and assessment materials (e.g., data regarding neurocognitive, emotional, and brain development, school and home environment). Manage ongoing research subject and family contact. Responsible for scheduling of subject and family visits (including travel arrangements, MRI facility and laboratory scheduling, staff scheduling). Administer consortium research protocols focusing on adolescent cognitive and psychosocial development. Train research staff and student trainees on study procedures.

Database Management

  • Oversee in database management and data input. Works closely on a daily basis with the national consortium database personnel, the PIs, pre-doctoral students, undergraduate researchers, and postdoctoral associates in managing data and assisting in data input. Train and manage research personnel on data scoring, entry and verification.

Participant Retention

  • With work directly with the PIs and Retention staff member(s) to ensure participant families remain involved in the study over the life of the project. Distribution of retention materials, organizing telephone contacts, and maintaining reliable contact information for participant families.

Human Subjects

  • Procures means of transportation (rental car) and coordinates transportation of human subjects (and family members) between the research setting and their private homes or local accommodations.
  • orks to prepare human subject payments for the project

Supplies and Equipment

  • Maintains inventory of necessary research-related supplies, materials, and equipment for the laboratory, replenishing items as needed.

Expected Salary:

$38,900 - $50,500; commensurate with education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates with Master’s degrees in Public Health, Social Work, Psychology or related health field background.
  • Experience administering diagnostic interviews and other test batteries required with preference given to those who have worked with both children and parents. This may include but not be limited to health problems and health history, diagnostic data such as laboratory tests and neurocognitive testing.
  • Five or more years of experience with managing human subjects’ studies and experience with IRB submission preferred.
  • Experience conducting research in children and adolescents preferred. Candidate should be comfortable discussing sensitive behaviors such as substance use with participants and their families. Due to the involvement of children in this study, some evening and weekend hours may be required so schedule flexibility is required.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume and three reference with contact information.

This is a time-limited position.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:


Advertised: 07 Jun 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 14 Jun 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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