Human Subject Res Coord I

Rochester, NY


General Purpose:

The position will include outreach to individuals and community-serving organizations in Rochester and the surrounding area to recruit for multiple pediatric suicide prevention/mental health studies at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The work of The Human Subjects Recruitment Coordinator will involve independent travel around Rochester and the surrounding communities to represent the Sheftall Lab at recruitment events, recruit study participants, and collaborate with community organizations on recruitment partnerships. To this end, the Coordinator will require knowledge of the background, purpose, inclusion criteria, and design for all currently recruiting studies; create and maintain collaborative relationships with recruitment sites; and maintain organization of all recruitment-related processes and materials. Once fully onboarded, The Human Subjects Recruitment Coordinator will often work independently while conducting recruitment procedures, maintaining positive collaborations, communication, and accountability with all team members.


  • Leading human subject recruitment and screening activities by conducting telephone interviews to screen, schedule, and reschedule potential study participants, and updating all participant logs as needed. Reviewing study site patient databases and office records for patients that meet the study protocol inclusion criteria. Developing recruitment strategies to boost engagement with community organizations across the City of Rochester and the surrounding areas by traveling to, emailing, and calling community centers, schools, medical centers, and other public-facing organizations in the Rochester area to disseminate information on study goals, inclusion criteria, and promote the Sheftall Lab studies.

  • Boosting the Sheftall Lab’s visibility by tabling at public events; posting the Lab’s goals, current studies, and publications on social media outlets; and posting events led by Lab sponsors and affiliates.

  • Retention of current research participants for longitudinal studies conducted by the Sheftall Lab by sending out newsletters, birthday cards, holiday cards, appointment reminders to participants before and after their scheduled appointments, and other communication from the Sheftall lab.

  • Logging and tracking participant outreach status; Tracking and reporting recruitment goals on a regular basis; Measuring and reporting the effectiveness of recruitment activities.

  • Post-appointment data entry, review, and data cleaning; Coding of observational data for analysis for all research studies conducted by the Sheftall Lab; Literature reviews of topics related to the research conducted in the Sheftall Lab; Running research appointments on an as-needed basis

  • Being current on research training in ethics and other mandatory trainings as required by the University of Rochester


  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • With coursework or experience in marketing, communication, public health, psychology, mental health, or another social science field strongly preferred

  • No previous experience required

  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience e.g., an Associate’s degree and completion of 6 months in the marketing or communications field required.

  • One year of experience in marketing, recruitment, or related forward-facing, client-centered field preferred.

  • Or one year of experience in human subjects’ research, with a preference towards those with experience in recruiting participants for research strongly preferred.

  • Word processing and data analysis software preferred.

  • CITI certification preferred.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 18.89 - $ 26.44 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Psychiatry M&D Research