Human Subject Research Coordinator I, (FT)

Rochester, NY


The Human Subject Coordinator (HSRC) will assist with day-to-day implementation of the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, a federally funded research study in the Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab. 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 supervision, the HSRC I often works independently while working with human subjects and carrying out study protocol.

Under general direction, HSRC is responsible for scheduling participants, obtaining subject consents, and performing neurocognitive and psychological tests, as well as coordinating biologic sample collection and analysis. Study visits include conducting cognitive assessments through paper or electronic surveys and interviews, collecting biological samples for genetic or drug testing, and running participants through MRI scans. The HSRC will utilize a variety of platforms for testing and data management, such as RedCap. All information, samples, and data that are collected must be stored and documented meticulously following IRB regulations.

Will be responsible for ensuring the comfort, privacy, and informed consent of human subjects during experimental procedures by explaining study information fully and following all protocols precisely. HSRC will contribute to maintaining supplies and the cleanliness of the lab.


  • Plans and performs a variety of moderately-complex laboratory tests including MRI and cognitive/behavioral assessments; modify equipment to meet special requirements. Administers surveysandinterviewsresearchparticipants.Ensuresresearchparticipants’adherencetoprotocol requirements. Assures proper setup and operation of specialized equipment. Measures brain activity using fMRI 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. Supports team members on the details of the protocol, including inclusion and exclusion criteria, informed consent procedures, and study activities.

  • Collects data according to the ABCD SOPs, maintains quality control, and reports to the study team leader. Data collection involves running software that controls the fMRI or other technical equipment. 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.

  • Makesrecommendations on improving workflows, interacting with participants and parents.

  • Sets up equipment and procedures, and runs PC-based software. Troubleshoots malfunctioning equipment and makes repairs.

  • Readsscientificpapersrelevanttoexperimentsandlabmeetingswhenneeded.

Other projects and job duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • 1 year of experience in human subject research.

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills, including written communication.

  • Ability to analyze data, attention to detail, and competence with lab equipment.

  • Knowledge of word processing and other Microsoft Office tools, such as Excel.

  • Experience with data collection software (i.e. Redcap) and data analysis software preferred.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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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 Neuroscience
Schedule: 8 AM-4:30 PM