University of Rochester Human Subject Res Coord I in Rochester, New York

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Neuroscience

Schedule

8 AM-4:30 PM; OCC WKENDS

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

The Human Subject Coordinator (HSRC) will provide essential research support and study coordination for several Human Physiology studies. Under general direction, HSRC is responsible for planning, coordinating, and carrying out recruitment, scheduling, and data collection for assigned studies. HSRC recruits, schedules, and consents human subjects for participation in neuroscience-related behavior and physiology research. This research will mostly involve working with children and their families, but may also involve working with individuals with developmental disabilities or learning disorders and adults. While the work will be carried out under the general supervision, the HSRC I, works independently and runs fMRI, EEG, and psychometric experiments on human subjects. May schedule schedule visits.

Conducting cognitive assessments through paper or electronic forms or interviews, and collecting biological samples for genetic or drug testing. All information, samples, and data that are collected must be stored and documented meticulously.

Writing Matlab scripts for data analysis and will have the opportunity to contribute to research publications in collaboration with other lab members.

He or she will be responsible for ensuring the comfort of human subjects during experimental procedures by explaining study information. He or she will contribute to maintaining supplies and the cleanliness of the lab.

Typical Duties:

Plans and performs a variety of moderately-complex laboratory tests including fMRI, EEG, and cognitive/behavioral assessments; modifies equipment to meet special requirements. Administers surveys and interviews research participants. Ensures research participants’ adherence to protocol requirements. Assures proper set up and operation of specialized equipment. Measures brain activity using fMRI and EEG equipment ensuring a high level of quality of the recorded data. Understands, reviews, and documents all aspects of approved protocols, procedures and standards for documentation and communication. Trains team members on the details for the protocol, including inclusion and exclusion criteria, informed consent procedures, and study activities.

Maintains and collects accurate data from experiments and records experiments’ progress. Manages and analyzes subjects' data and prepares reports for senior study staff, the Principal Investigator (PI), Institutional Review Board (IRB), and / or any other required recipients or entities. Data collection involves running software that controls the fMRI or EEG electrodes. Conducts data analysis for behavioral and neurophysiology experiments, which involves running Matlab scripts or statistical software. Provides data clarifications, reviews study protocols, responds to inquiries regarding the study, and ensures regulatory and other documents such as consent forms are accurate and available for review.

Sets up equipment for the experiments, runs PC-based software for stimulus presentation. Troubleshoots malfunctioning equipment and makes repairs.

Makes recommendations and decisions on modifying the stimulus presentation computer software or analysis scripts through computer programming languages.

Reads scientific papers relevant for experiments and lab meetings when needed.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of experience in human subject research coordination; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of word processing and data analysis software preferred.

The candidate should possess excellent interpersonal and customer skills, strong organizational skills, ability to analyze data, attention to detail, and competence with lab equipment.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Human Subject Res Coord I

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Job ID: 203933

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time