Dr. Warren Taylor in the Center for Cognitive Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has an open position for Clinical / Translational Research Coordinator 2. This role will focus on subject recruitment, including community and clinical outreach, liaison with medical providers, and screening potential participants. Work may also include managing research studies, supervising and mentoring junior colleagues, and collecting and managing data from clinical participants as part of NIH-funded projects focused on older adults with depression.
The person in this role would have responsibility for helping develop a recruitment strategy, facilitate outreach effort, and helping recruiting study participants for several ongoing studies. This person would also help with strategic planning for laboratory projects and liaison with other research groups.
The laboratory is housed in the Department of Psychiatry in the Center for Cognitive Medicine: https://www.vumc.org/ccm/welcome . The focus of the lab is on the use of behavioral, cognitive, and neuroimaging approaches to learn more about factors influencing the occurrence, persistence, and outcomes of depression in older adults. This also includes the development of novel treatment approaches. Additional work examines aging and vulnerability to dementias such as Alzheimer's disease. The Laboratory has strong ties to other research groups in the Department of Psychiatry and the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science.
The Department of Psychiatry provides inpatient and outpatient services to children, adolescents, and adults with mental illnesses.
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Knowledge and understanding of policies, procedures, and regulations governing human subject's research and incorporates them in securing approval for and the conduct of research
Knowledge and understanding of the Federal regulations and guidelines governing the protection of human subjects, e.g., FDA, OHRP, GCP/ICH, and HIPAA regulations
Proficiently prepares and processes new IRB research proposals, amendments, continuing review applications and adverse event reports according to institutional and departmental policies and procedures and federal regulations
Knowledge and understanding of the implementation, coordination, management and reporting of clinical/translational research operations
Screens and schedules study participants, working collaboratively with participants, other staff and trainees, and departments to complete research protocols including behavioral data collection, neuroimaging data collection, and questionnaire and interview data collection. Follows an established protocol faithfully and meticulously to ensure data integrity across all forms of data collection.
Works to recruit potential study participants by coordinating with other laboratories and/or departments/centers, community groups, and online social platforms. Will help guide overall recruitment planning and strategies.
Participates in the ongoing informed consent process, ensuring that participants and involved families clearly understand what is expected of and from them in the course of participating in a research study.
After training, will conduct diagnostic assessments and memory testing with participants.
Maintains good rapport with research participants, assuring timely communication and sending follow-up information as needed.
Monitor quality of study procedures and adherence to institutional and federal requirements.
Collect samples and submit for processing.
Procures equipment and supplies needed to fulfill project requirements.
Collaboratively participates in study team meetings and initiates regular check-ins with principal investigator. Maintains open and positive communication with investigators, research staff, sponsors, participants, and representatives of professional organizations, participant advocates, and the public responsible for, or concerned about, protections for human participants of research.
Helps monitor data quality and prepare data for analysis and upload to sponsor-mandated data-sharing repositories. Assists with data management using REDCap or other tools.
Assists with developing budgets for research proposals.
Utilizes or acquires knowledge of disease processes to observe for and report adverse events in a timely and accurate manner to the principal investigator and all regulatory authorities (IRB, Sponsor, FDA, NIH, etc.) as required by protocol, policies and procedures and regulations
Demonstrates initiative for continuous learning, both self-directed and as evidenced by attendance of educational and professional development opportunities. Actively seeks new learning opportunities, seeing learning as part of work.
Furthers knowledge by completing more advanced job-related educations (such as Research Support Services Boot camp Follow-up). Actively seeks new learning opportunities, seeing learning as a part of work. Develops and achieves personal and professional goals
Bachelor's Degree (Required), preferred in psychology, neuroscience, or related field.
2 years experience (Required)
Prior experience with human subject research and patient recruiting is preferred.
Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
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