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University of Rochester Human Subject Res Coord II - 221262 in Rochester, New York

Human Subject Res Coord II

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School of Medicine & Dentistry

Full/Part Time


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Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 OBGYN Research


8 AM-4:30 PM


Position Summary:

Serves as project coordinator for a research lab (CogT Lab) which focuses on the evaluation of various cognitive interventions among older adults and understanding the underlying neural mechanisms. The interventions and assessments will be conducted in the lab and occasionally study subjects’ private residences. The person will help coordinate human subject research activities on multiple lab projects, including independent responsibility for coordinating some pilot intervention studies, ensuring deliveries of high quality, and meeting study milestones in a timely fashion by working collaboratively with the Principal Investigator, a senior project coordinator, and other team members. By working with the research team, the person is also participating in developing, disseminating, tracking, and maintaining study regulatory documents; requirements and policies related to human subject research; effective data processing and management and participating in the development and maintenance of comprehensive data management system. Excellent skills of management, organization, and communication are essential to the position.


Planning, implementing, and coordinating grant operations and evaluation.

  • Manages and monitors study progress and provides needed direction and resources to ensure the timely implementation and completion of project-related processes.

  • Identifies barriers to and/or omissions in meeting study objectives or milestones, and creates and initiates strategies to overcome them.

  • Provides oversight to decision-making by the project team, and tracks consistent implementation of any subsequent modifications in the study protocol across all participants.

  • Responsible for all IRB-related activities and compliance (e.g., amendments, annual re-approval applications, tracking and reporting adverse events, etc.)

  • Develop annual and/or monthly progress reports collaboratively with PI for internal and external entities.

  • Participate in the development of computer-training platform and manuals.

  • Develops and maintains data management system, oversees study data and verification done by the research staff, and ensure the safe storage of data.

  • Negotiates and purchases project equipment and supplies, and purchases or obtains permission for the use of study instruments, if needed.

  • Works closely with the grant administrator in planning and overseeing project finance and budget.

Collecting study data

  • Conducts the assessment of a study. Multiple studies conducted in the lab require similar neuropsychological, neurophysiological, and functional assessments. Makes decisions about appropriateness of study enrollment according to eligibility using professional judgment and clinical expertise on geriatrics.

  • Responsible for accurately screening possible participants prior to enrollment.

  • Obtains consent from the participants and responsible for integrity and control of randomization.

  • Conducts cognitive interventions (e.g., cognitive training, non-invasive brain stimulation, etc.) for study participants.

Contributing to scholarly activities and assisting the PI

  • Participates in neuroimaging and other physiological data processing.

  • Contributes in the development of conference abstracts and scholarly papers for publication.

  • Presents study findings at scientific conferences or community talks to lay public.

  • Identifies, reviews and synthesizes relevant literature.

  • Assists in management of undergraduate students in the lab.


Bachelor's degree and 1 year of experience in human subject research coordination; or any equivalent combination of experience, training and education.

Degree in neuroscience or cognitive science fields, and 1 year of experience in geriatrics or dementia related research. Proficiency with Windows and Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, SPSS, and MatLab required. The job will be performed during daytime hours for the most part, but there may be a need for an occasional early evening or weekend home visit or phone call.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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