University of Rochester Research Project Coordinator in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 Clin & Social Psychology-MHFC




General Purpose:

The Research Project Coordinator at Mt. Hope Family Center will coordinate a research project on family processes and young children's coping and adjustment. This research study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development seeks to extend knowledge on how constructive family processes increase children's adaptation and psychological adjustment. The Research Project Coordinator role entails: (a) managing the research team including hiring and oversight of research duties, (b) coordinating the recruitment of families through multiple community agencies, (c) serving as the liaison between the research team, families, principal investigators involved with the project, d) overseeing and assisting with the implementation of data collection procedures involving observations, interviews, surveys, eye tracking technology, and physiological assessments, and (e) compiling reports of progress for NIH and RSRB. The position requires experience conducting clinical research with families from diverse demographic backgrounds.


Oversee and coordinate the collection of survey, interview, physiological, and observational data from families and children and institute ways to monitor the integrity of data collection.

Hire, train, and supervise laboratory staff, including advising and assisting them on technical problems and the fulfillment of their responsibilities.

Develop and implement systems for organizing, entering, and managing data.

With a strong knowledge base in psychology or a related field, contributes to the planning and development of research projects.

Participate in the coding and quantification of observational and narrative streams of data indexing family and child functioning.

Completes recruitment activities, including developing and maintaining connections with agencies serving young children, disseminating recruitment information, and serving as a liaison between the project, families, and community agencies.

Prepares charts, graphs, and tables, conducts some statistical analyses, and assists in preparation of materials for publication

Assist with the development and monitoring of ongoing project protocols to insure compliance with regulatory requirements of the University and funding agencies. Preparation of written reports.


Bachelor's degree in psychology, child development, or related fields and 2-3 years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Clean, valid driver's license and own reliable transportation is required. Research experience required. Flexible scheduling and some weekends required. Strong organizational skills, leadership abilities, and attention to detail are necessary. Outstanding computer skills are required, including familiarity with SPSS, Medialab, and Microsoft Word and Excel.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Research Project Coordinator

Location: The College

Job ID: 206530

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time