Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Serve as a coordinator in The Driving Real-world In-Vehicle Evaluation System (DRIVES) project and the DRIVES Depression, Driving and Alzheimer’s disease (3D) or DRIVES-3D, as directed by the Principle Investigator (PI). The coordinator is responsible for providing day-to-day operational leadership, financial organization, compliance, budgeting, participant recruitment, and data collection for the project. The coordinator will draw blood from study participants for later analysis. The coordinator acts as a liaison between the PI and other study components, the school, personnel, collaborators, the sponsoring agency, and study participants. The coordinator is responsible for managing all phases of study protocol as required by the PI and sponsoring agency(s) to ensure compliance, providing supervision of administrative support for the laboratory, and managing prospective and current grants. The coordinator participates in the strategic planning and overall development of the laboratory.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinates the day-to-day operation of the study. Implements and manages protocols. Identifies problems or inconsistencies. Addresses complaints and/or needs of participants, staff, or partners. Prepares reports and gives presentations both internally and externally as requested by the PI.
Establishes excellent rapport with research participants, staff, and partners. Obtains informed consent for study participation and administers study tests and questionnaires to research participants using standardized protocols. Complete blood draws.
Works closely with other coordinators to manage participant scheduling and records. Oversees entry of study data. Interacts with Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center staff to recruit participants for DRIVES study and to coordinate among the studies for participants enrolled across different studies/cohorts.
Assists with grant preparation, compliance, and progress reporting. Writes non-scientific portions of grant, as needed. Communicates with Neurology grants specialists and coordinates grant submission.
Under the direction of the PI, manages laboratory resources, including staff, facilities, equipment, and budgets to meet the laboratory’s goals and objectives. Ensures coordination and maintenance of equipment and supplies. Supervises federal work-study employees and/or students as needed.
Aids in the development of forms, questionnaires, and the application of research techniques. Assists in writing, maintaining, and updating procedure manuals. Plans for future needs.
Submits documents for IRB approval and prepares appropriate modifications. Oversees continuing review process, resolves IRB protocol management issues, and recommends corrective action.
Performs other duties incidental to the work described herein.
Bachelor’s degree required; prior work experience, preferably in clinical research support, is highly preferred; a combination of relevant work and education equaling four years may substitute for this requirement.
Significant interest in clinical/translational research and training with an authentic aspiration to support those missions.
Experience with funding agencies and aspects of academic grant management including accurate reporting of data and compliance with requirements of government agencies.
Enjoys working with older adults (65+ years).
Has experience with phlebotomy or willing to undergo training to complete blood draws.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.
Exceptional internal, external, and customer service skills.
The hiring range for this position is $43,326 - $54,204 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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