Research Study Coordinator

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 08, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time

Posting Details

Job Code/Title 81741 - H - Technologist HS 1 Position Number HU1476 Working Title Research Study Coordinator Department Psychiatry Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $18 Campus MCV Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week 20-29 Normal work days Normal work hours Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Description of the Job

The position will be located at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics ( VIPBG ) ( VIPBG is world-renowned for its contributions to the genetic epidemiology of behavior and psychopathology. Its faculty and affiliates represent diverse disciplines including molecular genetics, psychology, epidemiology, and statistics.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Research Coordinator performs administrative, supervisory, and direct participant contact duties and is responsible for coordinating activities essential to the successful management of the research study. Work will be independent and as a member of the study team, working under general supervision, resolving most standard issues independently and referring complex issues to the PI.

Key Responsibilities:
• Be the primary point-person for all
recruitment efforts through VCU .
• Enroll and schedule participants.
• Complete consent procedures with eligible
individuals (virtually or in person
• Conduct clinical interviews and administer
self-report measures (virtually or in person
• Prepare participants and administer
laboratory tasks in-person on MCV
campus, including collecting biologic
samples (e.g., skin conductance,
respiration/heart rate data).
• Trouble-shoot computer laboratory tasks
and coordinate with PI and consultants as
• Maintain appropriate study
documentation/records, coordinate the
management, storage, and reporting of
study data, and monitor study data to
maintain quality control.
• Assist with maintaining/updating laboratory
protocol documents.
• Train study research assistants on
laboratory protocol.
• Supervise research assistants on conduct
of study protocol.
• Regularly check, maintain and purchase
study supplies.
• Assist in the management of petty cash
reimbursements and reconciliations.
• Maintain current CITI credentials for
Human Subjects Protections, Good Clinical
Practice ( GCP ) for self and monitor and
ensure compliance for other members of
study staff.
• Understand and adhere to all IRB
requirements and aspects of the IRB
approved protocol; maintain IRB approval
and submit documents (amendments,
continuing reviews) in a timely manner to
IRB in collaboration with the PI.
• Maintain regulatory binders in an audit-
ready state.
• Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively
and effectively in a diverse environment.
• Ability to begin work middle/end of August

Required Qualifications

• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field. Consideration will also be given to candidates scheduled to graduate in August 2021.
• Previous experience in a research or laboratory setting.
• Previous supervision experience or team lead experience and interest in supervisory role, as part of role will be the training and management of research assistants.
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of clinical research management to include: regulatory, human subject’s protection, study conduct, and data management requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

• Previous experience working with clinical participants and/or conducting structured clinical interviews.
• Previous experience in psychophysiological (e.g., respiration rate, heart rate, skin conductance) data collection and coding of data.
• Statistical experience (e.g., SPSS, R) for data management, coding/scoring and basic statistical analysis.
• Master’s degree or any graduate-level training in psychology, counseling, or related field is a bonus for purposes of structured clinical interviews and diagnostic determinations.
• Ideally would like to hire someone interested in staying in the position for more than one year.

Job Open Date 06/08/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

•Schedule is flexible, ranging from 20 – 29 hours per week depending on study recruitment rates and requirements. Some evenings and weekends maybe be required based on participant scheduling needs.

•Telework is an option for certain tasks and when participants are not scheduled.

• Please include the names and contact information of 3 professional references

•Candidates must have reliable transportation to required work site.

Additional Information

• After the completion of year one, the Research Coordinator may be eligible for a retention and/or discretionary pay increase as funds are available.
• Please contact Dr. Kaitlin Bountress with any questions at

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