Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This entry level study coordinator position will support the EPINET project within the Vinogradov Lab. This project is part of a national NIMH initiative which aims to create a network of early psychosis intervention treatment centers offering specialty care to individuals with a recent onset psychotic illness. This study has two primary components. In the first, we are examining longitudinal measurement based care, comprised of self-report assessments and remote interviews conducted through teleconferencing applications; the data from these assessments will generate a personalized report which will be presented to the participant by a clinical team member. The second component is a 12-week mobile intervention of cognitive training and motivational enhancement using mobile applications, which the participant will complete at home. This project will be a multi-site study with four recruiting locations: Fairview Riverside, HCMC, Saint Louis Park, and Duluth. The incumbent of this position will be the primary study coordinator for the Fairview Riverside location, but may also be required to support additional protocols within the lab. The incumbent must be able to work independently and have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
This role will have hybrid duties. The incumbent will spend a significant portion of their time interfacing with the clinical care team, and will support measurement based care activities in the role of a Psychometrist. In this capacity, the incumbent will be responsible for scheduling appointments with adolescent and adult patients in the First Episode Psychosis clinics, conducting patient interviews, supervising self-report patient measures, and facilitating ancillary measurement based care activities. The incumbent will receive training for conducting diagnostic and clinical assessments of psychotic symptoms and neurocognitive functioning, as needed.
In addition, this role will have significant duties related to research activities. In this capacity, the incumbent will be responsible for the recruitment of adult and adolescent participants, scheduling and conducting study appointments, data management tasks, and regulatory documentation. The incumbent will receive training in GCP and federal regulations surrounding clinical research, data safety practices, assessing capacity to consent and conducting informed consent, and regulatory management and documentation. Training for specialized equipment will be provided as needed.
Data Collection (50%): -Schedule appointments with participants and assessment staff per protocols -Prepare for study or clinical appointments by reserving rooms and equipment, printing off forms, creating participant profiles, etc. -Conduct assessments such as: diagnostic interviews; clinical interviews for symptom and functioning; and neurocognitive assessments -Create patient profiles within data collection tools -Collect data using paper forms, computers, iPads, and digital databases per protocol -Support patients during self-report tasks, including providing instructions, technical troubleshooting, and clarifying questions -Conduct specialized appointments (e.g., EEG, fMRI), as needed -Score assessment materials and paperwork from appointments. Verify scores of assessments from other raters -Adhere to local and federal policies for conducting research and documentation of study activities -Adhere to clinic policies when operating in the Psychometrist role -Communicate critical observations to clinical team members and/or study team leads as required -Other tasks as assigned
Database and Regulatory Management (20%): -Create and maintain databases for the projects using Box, REDCap, OnCore, and other data management systems as required. -Enter scored data into databases. Verify entered data using double-entry procedures -Extract data from outside sources (e.g., cognitive assessment software) for permanent storage in study databases -Complete regular quality checks and clean-up of data -Prepare data for submission to national data archive centers per grant requirements -Prepare regular updates for lab meetings, team meetings, reporting agencies, sponsor -Maintain regulatory documents such as enrollment logs, protocol deviation logs, personnel training records, etc., as required by local and federal regulations -Update assessment, consent forms, etc. after protocol modifications -Other tasks as assigned
Participant Recruitment and Retention (20%): -Recruit interested individuals to participate in research projects. Meet in person or over the phone and answer email inquiries -Use pre-established recruitment materials to advertise in the community, per protocol -Coordinate with clinicians at the recruiting site via email, EPIC, and in-person meetings to learn of potential participants, coordinate introductions -Communicate with coordinators in other labs to facilitate sharing of potential participant information -Screen participants for eligibility using pre-established scripts and questionnaires -Obtain informed consent and assent. Conduct assessments of capacity to consent to research -Create accounts for participants to use mobile software, such as cognitive training and motivational enhancement applications -Maintain regular contact with research participants (per protocol) in person, by phone, or by email to keep participants engaged in research activities -Dispense participant compensation -Support participants with technological issues during remote components of the study -Other tasks as assigned
Lab support tasks (10%): -Conduct literature reviews in support of manuscripts, grants, and other tasks as needed -Prepare materials for presentations, publications, and grants, such as figures or tables -Participate in regular team meetings -Assist in ordering and management of study supplies, as needed -Other tasks as assigned
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
BA/BS or a combination of related education and employment experience totaling four years
BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related filed
Previous experience working with individuals with psychotic illnesses in a clinical or research setting
Internal Number: 339547
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