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Full-Time Research Coordinator Position

News Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 18:45

The Department of Psychology has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Study Coordinator. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Research Study Coordinator will coordinate research activities for a multi-site and multi-year research study funded by the National Institutes of Health on everyday stressors, resilience, and substance use among African American/Black young adults.

Position Details/Description

The Acculturation, Diversity, and Psychopathology Team (ADAPT; Principal Investigator: Priscilla Lui) is a vibrant and diverse lab focused on health disparities/mental health and addictive behaviors in underrepresented minority and underserved populations. Research topics include sociocultural risks and resilience factors of young adult substance use and mental health, measurement development and psychometric evaluation, and meta-science. In addition to primary responsibilities, there may be opportunities to conduct mentored research, submit presentations to conferences, and assist in preparing manuscripts for publication. This position is ideal for graduates interested in pursuing an advanced degree in psychology or related fields.

Primary Responsibilities

  • ·       Recruit, screen, and interview potential participants for research
  • ·       Organize events for participant recruitment and engagement
  • ·       Schedule and coordinate study appointments for research participants
  • ·       Use statistical and database management programs to track participants and prepare summary narrative reports, tables, charts, and other illustrations
  • ·       Monitor data quality, including ensuring adherence to study protocols
  • ·       Launch, maintain, and monitor Web-based surveys (i.e., REDCap, Qualtrics)
  • ·       Assist in running research participants through the study protocol (e.g., providing informed consent, setting up digital equipment for virtual reality simulations and Web-based surveys, completing brief semi-structured interviews)
  • ·       Assist in the preparation and management of human subjects applications, consent forms, and progress reports for institutional review board and study sponsors
  • ·       Create and manage documentation for study procedures
  • ·       Purchase and order supplies for the study, dispense participant compensation, and file expense reimbursements
  • ·       Assist in training and direct the work of undergraduate student research assistants
  • ·       Conduct literature reviews to assist with manuscript preparation and report writing
  • ·       Occasional evening and weekend availability for participant engagement and data collection
  • ·       Perform related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of college level course work in a relevant academic area AND two years of experience as a Research Study Assistant OR equivalent education/experience

Desired Qualifications

Please highlight the below qualifications and experiences in your resume or a cover letter sent separately to the Principal Investigator

  • ·       Experience working with Black/African American populations and communities of color
  • ·       Experience with scientific research on sensitive topics such as substance use and racism
  • ·       Experience coordinating a research project and managing scientific data collection
  • ·       Experience with recruitment and data collection in samples of young adults (ages 18-25)
  • ·       Experience with data management and statistical software such as REDCap, Qualtrics, SPSS, Mplus, and R
  • ·       Experience leading volunteer research assistants
  • ·       Excellent organizational, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • ·       Self-motivated, takes initiative, and ability to work independently
  • ·       Familiarity with or interested in virtual reality technologies

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