Research Study Coordinator 1

Updated: 28 days ago
Job Type: FullTime

Title:

323M-YN - Research Study Coordinator 1

Business Title:

Research Study Coordinator 1

Location:

Employee Type:

Classified

Job Family:

Civil Service - OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

Coordinate and oversee the implementation of research studies and projects through community outreach, developing recruitment strategies by engaging participants, site staff, and community members in research in the Promoting Research Initiatives in Substance Use and Mental Health (PRISM) Collaborative. Monitor ongoing studies and projects to ensure protocols are met and address any issues. This position will also assist with data collection management, data security, and protocol adherence.

This position will work on a range of research projects, including the assessment of individuals with drug and alcohol problems, mental health problems, contingency management interventions, community health focused research, database entry (REDCap), and data management. Populations of focus include, but are not limited to, American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, homeless and formerly homeless adults, and adults with serious mental illness.

This position will work closely with community partners, providers, and other WSU team members. This position will be responsible for recruiting and retaining study participants that meet the requirements of the study. Knowledge of human subjects regulations, policy, and procedures will also be utilized.

50% - Study Coordination

  • Assists with the implementation of study protocol. Works closely with the Principal investigator and (if applicable) community site staff to collaborate and strategize coordination of the study. Builds relationships with communities and local resources to improve recruitment opportunities.
  • Collaborates with Principal Investigators (PIs) to monitor research studies to ensure that agreed upon procedures are being followed. Interpret policy and procedure to ensure compliance with all laws and rules. Address protocol deviation concerns immediately with supervisor. Strategizes and helps troubleshoot to correct problems. Escalates issues as needed to supervisor.
  • Prepares human subjects applications, consent forms, and amendments for institutional review board (IRB) review and approval. Assists with training to ensure that staff and PIs are aware of policy and procedure concerning human subjects.
  • Provides continuous review of research studies to ensure compliance with all laws, regulations, policy, and procedure that are associated with human subjects. Reports noncompliance issues immediately to supervisor. Also is responsible for managing reports to funders, data monitoring safety board, and community advisory boards.
  • Ensures that study materials and supplies are available to PIs. Assists with inventory and ordering as needed.
  • Serves as the primary contact for one or more study sites.

20% - Participant Screening and Recruitment

  • Primary contact for all study participants and those that are interested in becoming a study participant.
  • Collaborates with community agencies and other potential recruitment resources. Maintains contact lists for community agencies and the services they provide. Refers study participants to these agencies as needed.
  • Works with PRISM Administrative Associate to advertise study through the appropriate channels (i.e., PRISM social media [Facebook/Twitter], local advertising agencies, etc.).
  • Reviews and screens interested participants. Ensures that all participants meet the needs of the study and are eligible for the study based on established protocols.
  • Recruits individuals to participate in research studies. Provides information about the study and what types of information/data will be collected from each individual. Informs all participants of data collection and storage/security measures that are in place to protect their privacy. Reviews and explains informed consent forms.
  • Collects data, conducts interviews, and administers psychological measures related to mental health and substance use. Collects urine and breath samples and performs analyses in applicable studies.
  • Travel, as needed, to study sites to assist with enrollment, resolve problems, and undertake support data dissemination efforts.
  • Administer study interventions.

15% - Data Management and Reporting

  • Gathers and inputs study data into database systems. Ensures accuracy in the recording of all data and works with applicable research sites to assure data integrity.
  • Manages research databases, troubleshooting, and requesting changes to the database when necessary. Pulls and analyzes data for reports.
  • Reviews and assesses study data to ensure adherence to study protocol. Collaborates with supervisor if protocols are not being met.
  • Develops data dictionaries and code books.
  • Coordinates data transfer, ensuring prompt transfer and data safety. Processes, tracks, and monitors incoming data.
  • Ensures all data is secure and remains confidential, reports breaches immediately.
  • Assists in writing posters and presentations for disseminating evaluation findings.
  • Assists in preparing progress reports to funders.

10% - Administrative and Grant Support

  • Monitors supply inventory for study periodically. Ensures study supplies are available and works with PRISM Administrative Associate to replenish supplies, as needed.
  • Assists in setting up service contracts with vendors, as needed.
  • Coordinates payments to participants and billing procedures related to study visits.
  • Assists in the coordination of grant-related travel, purchases, and reimbursement requests. Assists with purchasing, including purchase requests, ordering, and reimbursements.
  • Schedules meetings with research partners.
  • Assists with other fiscal and administrative duties related to grants.

5% - Other

  •  Other duties as assigned.


Required 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.

Additional Requirements:

  • Experience recruiting study participants for research studies.
  • Ability to travel, including overnight, on occasion.
  • Must have valid driver license by the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and competence communicating and working with health professionals, faculty members, researchers, and diverse groups within the general public.
  • Experience working with individuals experiencing mental health or addiction problems.
  • Experience working in or in collaboration with American Indian and/or Alaska Native communities and/or organizations.

Additional Information:

Area/College: Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Department Name: Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences
City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA 99202
Department Link: https://medicine.wsu.edu/
Monthly Salary: $2,999.00
FTE:100%
Permanent/Temporary/Project: Permanent
Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by June 29, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions: At the time of application, please be prepared to submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how you meet the minimum and additional requirements. Within the online application, please include contact information for at least three professional (3) references.
Required Documents: Resume and Cover Letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu .



Title:

323M-YN - Research Study Coordinator 1

Business Title:

Research Study Coordinator 1

Location:

Employee Type:

Classified

Job Family:

Civil Service - OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

Coordinate and oversee the implementation of research studies and projects through community outreach, developing recruitment strategies by engaging participants, site staff, and community members in research in the Promoting Research Initiatives in Substance Use and Mental Health (PRISM) Collaborative. Monitor ongoing studies and projects to ensure protocols are met and address any issues. This position will also assist with data collection management, data security, and protocol adherence.

This position will work on a range of research projects, including the assessment of individuals with drug and alcohol problems, mental health problems, contingency management interventions, community health focused research, database entry (REDCap), and data management. Populations of focus include, but are not limited to, American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, homeless and formerly homeless adults, and adults with serious mental illness.

This position will work closely with community partners, providers, and other WSU team members. This position will be responsible for recruiting and retaining study participants that meet the requirements of the study. Knowledge of human subjects regulations, policy, and procedures will also be utilized.

50% - Study Coordination

  • Assists with the implementation of study protocol. Works closely with the Principal investigator and (if applicable) community site staff to collaborate and strategize coordination of the study. Builds relationships with communities and local resources to improve recruitment opportunities.
  • Collaborates with Principal Investigators (PIs) to monitor research studies to ensure that agreed upon procedures are being followed. Interpret policy and procedure to ensure compliance with all laws and rules. Address protocol deviation concerns immediately with supervisor. Strategizes and helps troubleshoot to correct problems. Escalates issues as needed to supervisor.
  • Prepares human subjects applications, consent forms, and amendments for institutional review board (IRB) review and approval. Assists with training to ensure that staff and PIs are aware of policy and procedure concerning human subjects.
  • Provides continuous review of research studies to ensure compliance with all laws, regulations, policy, and procedure that are associated with human subjects. Reports noncompliance issues immediately to supervisor. Also is responsible for managing reports to funders, data monitoring safety board, and community advisory boards.
  • Ensures that study materials and supplies are available to PIs. Assists with inventory and ordering as needed.
  • Serves as the primary contact for one or more study sites.

20% - Participant Screening and Recruitment

  • Primary contact for all study participants and those that are interested in becoming a study participant.
  • Collaborates with community agencies and other potential recruitment resources. Maintains contact lists for community agencies and the services they provide. Refers study participants to these agencies as needed.
  • Works with PRISM Administrative Associate to advertise study through the appropriate channels (i.e., PRISM social media [Facebook/Twitter], local advertising agencies, etc.).
  • Reviews and screens interested participants. Ensures that all participants meet the needs of the study and are eligible for the study based on established protocols.
  • Recruits individuals to participate in research studies. Provides information about the study and what types of information/data will be collected from each individual. Informs all participants of data collection and storage/security measures that are in place to protect their privacy. Reviews and explains informed consent forms.
  • Collects data, conducts interviews, and administers psychological measures related to mental health and substance use. Collects urine and breath samples and performs analyses in applicable studies.
  • Travel, as needed, to study sites to assist with enrollment, resolve problems, and undertake support data dissemination efforts.
  • Administer study interventions.

15% - Data Management and Reporting

  • Gathers and inputs study data into database systems. Ensures accuracy in the recording of all data and works with applicable research sites to assure data integrity.
  • Manages research databases, troubleshooting, and requesting changes to the database when necessary. Pulls and analyzes data for reports.
  • Reviews and assesses study data to ensure adherence to study protocol. Collaborates with supervisor if protocols are not being met.
  • Develops data dictionaries and code books.
  • Coordinates data transfer, ensuring prompt transfer and data safety. Processes, tracks, and monitors incoming data.
  • Ensures all data is secure and remains confidential, reports breaches immediately.
  • Assists in writing posters and presentations for disseminating evaluation findings.
  • Assists in preparing progress reports to funders.

10% - Administrative and Grant Support

  • Monitors supply inventory for study periodically. Ensures study supplies are available and works with PRISM Administrative Associate to replenish supplies, as needed.
  • Assists in setting up service contracts with vendors, as needed.
  • Coordinates payments to participants and billing procedures related to study visits.
  • Assists in the coordination of grant-related travel, purchases, and reimbursement requests. Assists with purchasing, including purchase requests, ordering, and reimbursements.
  • Schedules meetings with research partners.
  • Assists with other fiscal and administrative duties related to grants.

5% - Other

  •  Other duties as assigned.


Required 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.

Additional Requirements:

  • Experience recruiting study participants for research studies.
  • Ability to travel, including overnight, on occasion.
  • Must have valid driver license by the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and competence communicating and working with health professionals, faculty members, researchers, and diverse groups within the general public.
  • Experience working with individuals experiencing mental health or addiction problems.
  • Experience working in or in collaboration with American Indian and/or Alaska Native communities and/or organizations.

Additional Information:

Area/College: Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Department Name: Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences
City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA 99202
Department Link: https://medicine.wsu.edu/
Monthly Salary: $2,999.00
FTE:100%
Permanent/Temporary/Project: Permanent
Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by June 29, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions: At the time of application, please be prepared to submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how you meet the minimum and additional requirements. Within the online application, please include contact information for at least three professional (3) references.
Required Documents: Resume and Cover Letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu .


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