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Participant Engagement and Support Coordinator

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 23, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Women's & Gender Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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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.

The Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies (IDAS) advances multidisciplinary research and training on the neuroscience of addictions and related neurobehavioral disorders. The Participant Engagement and Support Coordinator (PES) will be tasked with will be tasked with maintaining positive relationships and participation in clinical research with current and prospective participants for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study.

Typical Duties

Typical duties include overseeing participant retention in the ABCD study, distribution and collection of survey data and bio samples for the COVID-19 ABCD RECOVER sub-study, collection of standard data of the core ABCD study protocol such as parent interviews, especially parents from marginalized communities. The PES Coordinator will also be tasked with general community outreach regarding the ABCD study as well as studies being planned or launched by the Private Investigator (PI), and other duties as assigned.

Flexibility with work hours to include evenings, weekends and early mornings as needed.

Typical Education and Experience

- 1-2 years of relevant professional experience or equivalent combination of education
and experience
- Community non-profit experience (paid or volunteer), preferably in a health-related
- Cultural competency and comfort with diverse populations and lifestyles
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially with persons from
marginalized communities
- Demonstrated ability to work successfully with families and individuals from the
community across a broad cultural and socioeconomic spectrum
- Ability to interface effectively with external organizations, such as schools and
community organizations.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively
- Ability to work in a diverse environment.

Preferred Education and Experience

-B.S. or B.A. with degree in urban studies or urban development, public affairs, minority
studies, or other humanities discipline that addresses health inequities or needs and
challenges of marginalized populations
-Knowledge of brain development or developmental psychology
-Knowledge of fundamental research principles
-Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) certification
-Experience conducting family-based research
-Experience with COVID-19-related data collection or collection of general bio-samples
-Experience using Excel, SPSS and REDCap

Salary Range: $40,000-$45,000

Position Details:

Department: Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status: Yes
FTE: 1
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Lisa Straub

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