Human Subject Research Coordinator I

Rochester, NY


This job ends 6/30/2024

Position Summary :

The part-time clinical research assistant will collaborate to conduct pediatric research studies with a focus on children with severe disabilities (children with medical complexity) and their families. Our research team’s goal is to: 1) Identify family wellness processes associated with caregiver adaptation, and 2) develop and test parent peer support programs that enhance caregiver adaptation to improve child health outcomes and healthcare utilization. As part of an early-stage research program, the research assistant will closely partner with the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Nate Bayer, in the planning, coordinating, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating of our studies. Day-to-day responsibilities will include consenting/enrolling participants, study-related administrative tasks monitoring and adhering to standards, performing caregiver interviews, conducting qualitative data analysis (mentored by the PI), literature review, and writing or contributing to academic products (abstracts, posters, manuscripts, perspective pieces). With continued growth of the research program, additional responsibilities could include writing research protocols, submitting them to the IRB, drafting study instruments, and coordinating study personnel. Study methods will include telephone and in-person communication with patients and their caregivers, medical chart abstraction, and other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities / Standards

  • Assist in human subject recruitment activities by conducting screening, consenting, and enrolling eligible patients and caregivers including maintaining records according to UR protocols.

  • Perform interviews and surveys of caregivers of children with disabilities (children with medical complexity) using Zoom videoconference, telephone, and the web-based RedCap database.

  • Conduct “day-to-day” operations of clinical research protocols, manage study databases, monitor, document, report study progress, prepare materials for and correspond with the Rochester IRB.

  • Report and review progress and brainstorm study modifications at weekly study team meetings.

  • Maintain requisite skills and mandatory training in safety, equality, responsible/ethical conduct of research training; continuing education, research competencies, certification as required.

  • Collaboratively partner with the PI to design study sub-projects that the research assistant would complete with supported autonomy and independence.

  • Partner as co-author to compile and disseminate information learned from studies including manuscript/abstract/poster preparation and presentation depending on interest and experience.

Other duties as assigned

Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s degree required (with course work in health, social, or psychology related field preferred).

  • 1 year of experience in human subject research coordination or equivalent combination of education and experience required.


  • Word processing and data analysis software. Proficient in MS Office (e.g. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), email, internet. Interest in team-based research and developing relationships with caregivers and families of children with severe disabilities (children with medical complexity), many of whom suffer from poor mental and social health. Track record of commitment to advancing own expertise through education, training, and research experience.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Opening: Part Time 20 hours Grade 051
Schedule: 12 PM -5 PM