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University of Rochester Human Subject Res Coord I/Interviewer - 224379 in Rochester, New York

Human Subject Res Coord I/Interviewer Job ID 224379

Location School of Nursing Full/Part Time TAR Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Time as Reported Grade 051 SON Staff/Research Programs



8:00 AM-5:00 PM



  • Following established protocols, conduct consent procedures with all subjects, both by phone and in person

  • Following established protocols, conduct participant interviews, both by phone and in person, based on scheduling

  • Assists with updating of subject database


The post is for an individual to work primarily as a study subject interviewer in conducting interviews for a longitudinal research project that will be collecting and assessing a broad range of data collected from mothers and their first-born adult children who have participated in previous phases of the Memphis New Mothers study. This project and position are in Memphis, TN. The post assumes an ability to exercise independent judgment under the general direction of the Technical Research Associate. Saturday and evening hours will be required.

Assist with data collection

  • Conducts interviews with study participants, both by phone and in person. Following approved protocols for the conduct of research, works independently modifying, varying, or adapting standard interview procedures to support the goal of data collection while maintaining the scientific integrity of the research study. May receive, distribute, and explain study information, including protocol, and human subject recruitment materials.

  • Utilizes previous experience working with vulnerable populations while exercising independent judgment and diplomacy in probing for completeness of answers, and clarifying intent of interview questions.

  • Remains sensitive to participant responses during interviews while tactfully encouraging completion of all interview questions.

  • Conducts final check of interview data for completion, and communicates with Technical Research Associate regarding data quality issues and discrepancies

  • Assists in human subject recruitment and screening activities, including reviewing study site patient databases and office records for patients that meet the protocol inclusion criteria. May participate in developing recruitment strategies. May conduct telephone interviews to screen potential study candidates.

  • Obtains participant consent by providing clear and thoughtful descriptions of scope and nature of research study and data collection procedures, and thoroughly answering participant questions. Reviews and documents the dispensing and returning of study materials.

Regulatory compliance and data quality

  • Communicates regularly with Technical Research Associate to recommend changes to quality assurance elements of research processes as needed

  • Maintain accurate electronic records by updating subject database to report daily data collection results

  • Suggests process improvements by problem-solving with staff in order to improve data collection processes

  • Clear communication with office clerk of relevant database updates required to support continued contact with study participants

  • Maintain confidentiality of PHI and keep all study records secure

  • Keeps current with all federal, state, sponsor and institutional policies and laws, standard operating procedures and guidelines, and makes recommendations. Demonstrates accountability for continuous learning in accordance with Good Clinical Practice standards and guidelines. Keeps current with industry standards, best practices, trends in therapeutic areas relevant to research studies; makes recommendations and implements changes as appropriate.


  • Maintaining and updating required human subjects training and additional University-required training modules.

  • Other duties as assigned


Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of experience in human subject research coordination; or equivalent combination of education and experience in the areas of psychology or education. Knowledge of word processing and data analysis software preferred.Previous experience working with vulnerable populations preferred. Previous research experience preferred.

The position requires an ability to work well with supervisors and other study team members in a busy research setting. The successful applicant will be comfortable working with vulnerable populations and able to be sensitive to research subject/patient privacy and concerns. At all times, must interact with all staff of all levels in a professional and positive manner, including verbal and non-verbal communications in person, by phone, or over the internet. Also required is an ability to work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Solid computer skills required, as is awareness of guidelines related to clinical research, including HIPAA. Flexibility in working hours, to include Saturday and/or evening hours, will be required.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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