Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The HELP (Healing Emotions iLlness Pain) Lab based in Grand Rapids is seeking a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator I. We are looking for a candidate with an interest in clinical psychology or medicine and more specifically in the assessment and treatment of pediatric anxiety and pain conditions. This is a two-year minimum position and the primary role of it is to assist with an NIH funded project (PI: Dr. Natoshia Cunningham) examining neural mechanisms of response to a tailored cognitive behavioral therapy for pain and anxiety in youth with functional abdominal pain disorders.Additional opportunities to support research projects pertaining to psychological assessment and treatment of pediatric rheumatologic conditions (e.g., childhood-onset lupus and juvenile arthritis) are available, in addition to research projects in the areas of cognitive neuroscience and family medicine.The role of the clinical research coordinator is to manage study activities including recruitment, scheduling, assessments, data management, and regulatory documentation.He/she may also participate in other research activities including data analysis and manuscript preparation. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, exquisite attention to detail, feel comfortable working in medical settings, be flexible, have prior research experience, and have a passion for pediatric/child clinical psychology and/or medicine. We strongly encourage applications from minority candidates.The position will begin as early as September 2019 and will include a competitive salary and benefits.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in psychology, neuroscience, biology or other related science fields; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in standard laboratory procedures and safety requirements and performing analytical and research techniques in an area related to research being performed; OR completion of an associate's degree with clinical research coursework or a psychology degree and three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in standard laboratory procedures and safety requirements and performing analytical and research techniques in an area related to research being performed; may require software specific to the area of research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent interpersonal and management skills; strong computer skills, including word processing; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel and SPSS software; familiarity with the Internet and email; strong writing and proofreading skills; excellent organizational skills; including the ability to multi-task, excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills; strong verbal communication skills; ability to work independently and interdependently.Experience with RedCap preferred but not required.Experience with pediatric populations strongly recommended.
Required Application Materials
A cover letter indicating why the candidate is interested in the position
Resume or CV
List of three references
Description of End Date
This is an off-dated position funded for 2 years from start date with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.
Bidding eligibility ends on 8/20/2019 at 11:55 PM
Internal Number: 598638
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