Clinical Research Coord III

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jan 20, 2023
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Clinical Research Coordinator III

Job Description:

Facilitate research project operations and day-to-day management of research projects for the Perioperative Cognitive Anesthesia Network (PeCAN) Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Program and other assigned studies. This includes:

- Support PIs in the development and growth of the research cores currently consisting of biomarker, neuroimaging, clinical cognitive, and data science
- Building and maintaining professional working relationships across different disciples within UF Health
- Creating and monitoring project timelines, deadlines, and reports
- Implementing procedures and plans to meet the goals of the Program and assigned studies
- Scheduling and facilitating project meetings
- Communicate with Department and University faculty and staff and team members, sponsors, and other external constituencies including service delivery professionals.
- Compliance management including maintaining IRB and protocol compliance, storing of regulatory documentation and study records according to protocol
- Documenting adverse events and providing information to appropriate Principal Investigators (PI)
- Coordinating the PeCAN research handbook outlining research engagement guidelines, available resources, and database access
- Managing digital and hard copy clock collection in the pre-surgical setting; problem solving digital clock pens and files issues.
- Coordination of junior faculty and fellow trainees who are engaged in PeCAN related research, including meeting coordination, overseeing research productivity and funding needs, assisting with completion of IRB required documents, and participant recruitment process
- Overseeing activities performed by coordinators associated with PeCAN related projects including perioperative biomarker acquisition and storage. Requires close collaboration with staff members within the Center for Translational Research on Neurodegenerative Disorders (CTRND).
- Overseeing coordinators who secure clinical neuroimaging research time within the UF McKnight Brain Institute (MBI) to achieve reliable and valid perioperative neuroimaging around the time of surgical procedures. Requires close collaboration with staff, students, and faculty members.
- Supervise OPS research assistants, including training and assigning duties
- Providing training to staff regarding study implementation
- Ensuring personnel at study sites understand and comply with standard operation procedures (SOPs) as outlined by PIs
- Maintaining training and reference binders at each site

Responsible for coordinating database development and data maintenance through REDCap, as well as access to large existing perioperative neuroimaging, neuropsychology, and biomarker databases. This includes:

- Managing extremely large databases (one with N>16,000) and supports other junior PIs building similar databases as part of the PeCAN pilot program
- Overseeing the collection of data from multiple sites
- Compiling and organizing data for data integration and analyses
- Run basic statistical analyses with a biostatistician guidance
- Coordinating with Data Analyst within the Department of Anesthesiology for the data repository and hospital/medical records related data associated with grant related projects
- Preparing reports, summaries, and protocols

Grant Administration:
- Managing pre and post award budget in collaboration with PIs
- Serving as a credible resource regarding IRB regulatory processes
- Supporting staff and junior PIs with writing IRB regulatory documents and consent forms
- Assisting PIs and junior researchers with study design and execution in collaboration with PeCAN statisticians
- Collaborating with staff and PIs to problem solve as issues arise to ensure successful study completions
- Assisting in grant writing and journal application submissions for PeCAN collaborated grants
- Assisting PIs and junior faculty with writing and editing posters and articles for publications in peer reviewed journals and conferences
- Assisting in assembling educational content for the PeCAN online certificate program

Any other duties, as needed, to fulfill the mission and to abide by the values of the College of Medicine.

Expected Salary:

$60,000 - $70,000

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and three years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in public health related area.

Applicant must have experience with cognitive testing in a fast paced preoperative environment. Knowledge of Anoto pen digital technology for cognitive testing is needed. Applicant must also know to digitally score the clock-drawing task via THink program and manually score clock drawing task with different neuropsychological scoring methods (i.e MoCA, Mini-Cog, and Libon criteria).

Applicant must have at least one manuscript with first authorship in progress or submitted for publication and complete a manuscript with data collected within one year of hiring. Applicant must help write grants to study cognitive decline in older adults. Must be proficient in SPSS and/or SAS for statistical analyses.

Applicant must understand the importance of cognitive decline in older adults as it relates to the rising issue of public health and be able to create promotional material about this rising issue to relay to the public and relevant medical professionals.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

This is a time limited position.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: Yes