Research Coordinator I, Quantitative Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Medical School - Worcester, MA

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Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Coordinator I is responsible for carrying out multiple complex research protocols.

Responsibilities:
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborate with investigators in the design, development, and documentation of data forms, questionnaires, and other survey materials
Responsible for aspects of the development of research recommendations and the design of research projects
Participate in the grant, manuscript, and Internal Review Board process
Develop overall research plan for conducting surveys in the community
Conduct in-person or telephonic field research
Monitor selection and randomization process of study participants
Coordinate data collection of study participants, complete case report forms, and develop and maintain spreadsheets
Collect and maintain questionnaires and other data forms from study participants
Perform literature searches and write detailed written summaries of the findings
Collaborate with other project leaders on data presentation, interpretation and writing of scientific reports
Develop and maintain computerized data files for all data to be collected
May assist with budget /operational aspect of grant and contract proposals
Prepare summary reports and ongoing project evaluations for investigators
May help recruit, select, supervise and direct the activities of data collection employees and Research Technicians
Conduct quality control check on field data collection system
Collaborate with other research sites to insure consistency between research sites and accuracy of documentation
Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications:
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, health care, or equivalent experience
1 year of related experience
Experience in using computer-based tools (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
Oral and written communication skills
Excellent organization, analytical, and interpersonal skills required
Ability to travel to off-site locations

SUPERVISION RECEIVED :
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
May supervise and direct the activities of data collection employees and Research Technicians

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Usual office environment, laboratory, medical, surgical, and off campus study sites

Additional Information:
Background in social behavioral studies, healthcare, public health, informatics, and a familiarity with mobile technology is preferred.

This position will involve work at UMass Medical School and may potentially involve work at the Bedford VA in Bedford, Massachusetts. The applicant must be eligible for "without compensation" appointment at the Bedford VA Medical Center.

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