[visionlist] Open Position at University of Rochester, Human Subjects Research Coordinator
dshannon at UR.Rochester.edu
Fri Jan 13 12:05:14 -04 2023
The Active Perception Lab and the Vision & Psychosis Lab at the University of Rochester is searching for a full-time Human Subjects Research Coordinator who will contribute to a federally funded investigation of fine-scale eye movement differences in psychosis.
Activities include: (a) administering oculomotor and neuropsychological assessments to people with and without psychotic disorders; (b) assisting with recruiting participants and scheduling appointments; (c) attending weekly lab meetings of Professors Martina Poletti and Brian Keane; (c) maintaining and updating study databases (i.e., REDCap); (d) preparing materials for IRB review; (e) delegating responsibilities to other lab members; (f) preparing written scientific results for publication and conference presentation; and (g) assisting with administrative/clerical duties as needed. This position can be viewed as a stepping-stone toward graduate or professional school and we make every effort to get our lab members actively involved in ongoing research projects. The University of Rochester is considered a leading center for vision science and psychosis research and thus provides an ideal environment for those who have intersecting interests in these areas.
For more details, please see the lab websites of each Principal
For more information on the Center for Visual Science and the UR Psychosis Research Group, please see the following links:
30% Data collection
* Implements protocols for oculomotor testing including use of dual
Purkinje eye tracker and Badal optometer.
* Conducts ocular pathology screening using optical coherence
tomography, tonometer, and other ophthalmologic instruments.
30% Project Management
* Conducts all study-related IRB correspondence, including: creating
initial submissions, protocol amendments and exceptions; drafting
protocols, consent forms, and recruitment materials; reporting protocol
deviations and adverse events; and submitting annual continuing reviews
of active and inactive studies.
* Collaborates with Professors Keane and Poletti to ensure regulatory
and other documents (e.g., NIH progress reports) are complete and on time.
* Complete regular subject chart reviews.
30% Participant recruitment
• Conducts face-to-face recruitment efforts in local clinics serving
people with serious mental illness and at psychiatric residential
settings (e.g., East House group homes).
• Assists with recruitment using online resources (social media,
5% Data Management
* Ensures the integrity and security of all paper and electronic study
* Oversee data entry and supervise other study staff in using REDCap
5% Reporting and dissemination
* Assist in the writing and editing of presentations and publications
of study findings.
Candidate will subscribe to the University's goal of creating a
culturally competent environment by treating research subjects and
co-workers in a sensitive and caring manner. The Research Assistant
must complete the Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) and NIH' s
Good Clinical Practice training.
The successful candidate will have at least a Bachelor’s degree in
psychology, neuroscience, or a related discipline by the first day of
work. Candidates with at least one 1 year of experience in human
subject research coordination, or an equivalent combination of education
and experience are strongly preferred. We also strongly prefer
candidates who have a car, a valid driver license, and who can commit to
two years of service. The ideal candidate will have strong
organizational and interpersonal skills. Experience or interest in
administering clinical instruments such as the SCID and PANSS are a plus
but not required.
The start date is flexible but February 1st is preferred. Applicants are
asked to include a CV, cover letter and a list of three referees (within
the cover letter itself). Applications should be sent to Michele
Schultz at mschultz at ur.rochester.edu. Applicants from diverse
backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Informal inquiries
regarding the position are welcome and may be directed to Professors
Martina Poletti (Martina_Poletti at URMC.Rochester.edu) or Brian Keane
(Brian_Keane at urmc.rochester.edu).
The University of Rochester is an equal opportunity employer.
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