General DescriptionThe Sr. Research Program Coordinator will implement, conduct and oversee multiple, complex neuroimaging protocols in late life neuropsychiatric disorders and aging. The individual is responsible for oversight of all aspects of the research projects including regulatory submissions, research subject screening, neuropsychological assessment, oversight of MRI and PET imaging studies, image and data analysis and contributing to the preparation of research reports. This position will manage multiple studies and will manage the administrative and scientific implementation of research protocol for multiple complex research studies. This position will have a great degree of independence from the PI. As part of study team, the individual will collaborate with faculty, develop protocols, develop SOPs, ensure SOPs are observed, interact with human subjects, and supervise study-related activities for one or more studies. The individual will supervise staff at the local site and interact with staff at other collaborative sites including the PET and MRI imaging centers and the GCRC. The individual will entirely supervise other research staff and will be responsible for assistance with grant submissions, research reports, preparation and execution of regulatory compliance documents.
Responsible for the implementation, coordination, and management of the study protocol in collaboration with the Principal Investigator, co-investigators, and research assistants. Maintain regulatory compliance per FDA, DHHS, Good Clinical Practice. Develop and maintain an accurate, current, and secure computer database of study participants. Develop and modify case report forms as needed. Develop and oversee maintenance of paper based study participant files. Develop, track, and maintain storage of frozen serum specimens in computer databases and within physical storage facilities. Develop, implement, and monitor study participant recruitment objectives and strategies. Coordinate petty cash accounts, track payments to participants, and maintain accurate SAP ledgers. Review laboratory, radiology, and other study related charges to ensure accuracy of bills. Organize and maintain the regulatory binder and files related to the studies. Follow federal, state and institutional laws and guidelines to access and maintain confidential paper and electronic records related to research trials.
Monitor patient accrual, follow up, data collection and perform quality assurance checks on data. Schedule patients for laboratory tests, medical examinations and consultations. Maintain accurate information on each patient to facilitate patient encounters. Telephone and interview subjects and/or family members to obtain accurate pre-registration information and to confirm appointments. Coordinate laboratory specimen processing, storage, and shipment using approved bio-safety techniques. Communicate with clinical and study staff to promote and ensure successful recruitment for studies and medical management while in the study. Communicate with the Principal Investigator, Co-Investigators and collaborators regarding the progress of the research and management of problems. Disseminate information to research subjects.
Administrative duties include but not limited to: Scheduling of research-related appointments, medical examinations, and laboratory appointments; Relaying information to research volunteers regarding preparation for tests and examinations; Maintaining research calendar, Scheduling research appointments and meeting rooms; Opening, sorting and screening research-related mail; Use of automated systems, such as database and production software, to access, enter, and edit patient information.