[visionlist] Open Position at University of Rochester, Human Subjects Research Coordinator

Shannon, Debbie 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
Investigator: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/labs/keane.aspx

For more information on the Center for Visual Science and the UR Psychosis Research Group, please see the following links:

Essential Duties:

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, 
CraigsList, etc)

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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