UNIV - Program Coordinator I - Psychiatry: Crime Victims Center

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Entity: MUSC University
Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE - COM-Psychiatry
Sub Department: UNIV-2262040-Crime Victims Center
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: UNIV - Research Grant
Location: Charleston, SC-Main Campus
Categories: Research
Pay scale: UNIV-Band 5: $32,838.00 - $46,799.00 - $60,760.00 (min - mid - max)

Job Duties:
10Assist in managing data entry and ensuring the completeness of data collection. Conduct reviews of study materials and ensure all necessary data is collected. Adhere to protocols for data entry and ensure all data is entered with high fidelity. Produce basic data reports as needed using Excel and statistical programs (SPSS) [training can be provided]. Modify online surveys/databases, as needed. Ensure study documents are complete, organized, and readily available for data entry and internal audits.Essential
10Assist with recruitment of research participants on an on-going basis. This includes recruitment of community providers, youth, and their caregivers/guardians. Recruitment methods include word-of-mouth, contacting local providers, advertisement in local publications and listservs, school-based recruitment, online advertising, posting flyers around campus, sending out mailers, etc.Essential
20Assist in finalizing the development of a mobile health tool (application delivered by phone or tablet) intended to reduce risk for adolescent substance use and risky sexual behavior. Coordinate/schedule beta testing (by focus groups) of the toolkit, followed by organizing a pilot-feasibility trial and randomized controlled trial. Attend all appointments for data collection during the testing phases.Essential
20Attend lab-based visits and closely follow protocol that includes consenting participants, an fMRI scan, EEG tasks, a stressor task, survey-based measures, and clinical interviews [training will be provided for all tasks].Essential
25Assist in conducting phone screens and scheduling appointments for lab visits and meetings in the community. Coordinate with other study personnel who will assist with scheduled appointments. Manage/update participant contact logs.Essential
5Other related duties as assigned.Essential
5Provide education, training, and supervision to personnel where necessary and appropriate. Create agendas for research team meetings and lead team meetings, as needed.Essential
5Submit amendments, modifications for IRB applications and other regulatory documents as needed. Track approvals for projects. Ensure all personnel have proper certifications. Responsible for timely and accurate IRB applications, and responsiveness.Essential


Job summary: The Program Coordinator will function as part of a lab/research team for two federally-funded research studies. One study is a community-based project centered on examining substance use and other risky behaviors in children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. For this study project, the Program Coordinator will lead the final stages of developing an electronic toolkit aiming to assist clinicians, caregivers, and teens receiving trauma-focused CBT. This will include recruitment of participants for beta testing of the toolkit and recruitment of participants for a pilot-feasibility trial and subsequent randomized controlled trial. The other study is a lab-based project centered on examining connections between stressful life experiences (e.g., trauma) and threat processing in the brain during childhood and adolescence.

For this project, the Program Coordinator will recruit youth and caregivers from the community, conduct phone screens, schedule lab visits, and administer an experimental protocol that includes an fMRI scan, EEG tasks, a stressor task, survey-based measures, and clinical interviews. For both projects, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining up-to-date IRB protocols, screening participants, scheduling appointments, interviewing participants, and data management.

The Program Coordinator will use Microsoft Excel and statistical software packages (SPSS) for data management and online survey programs (RedCap) for data collection. Some irregular work hours may be required to accommodate study participants’ schedules. Applicants with experience in the following areas are preferred: clinical trials, conducting clinical assessments, leading focus groups, administering lab-based protocols, mobile app/electronic program development, and coordination of NIH grant protocols.


Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 5: $32,838.00 - $46,799.00 - $60,760.00 (min - mid - max)


FLSA: To Be Determined


Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A bachelor's degree and one year relevant program experience.

Preferred Experience and Training Requirements: A master’s degree in psychology or related field is preferred. Strongly prefer candidates with NIH-funded grant experience. Must have training in conducting research with human subjects and administering psychological research assessments. Experience working with individuals in clinical settings is required. Must have computer experience and working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of SPSS and experience with data management are preferred. Must have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work comfortably with a range of cultural backgrounds. High attention to detail, dependability, and strong organizational skills are essential. Familiarity with beta testing/focus groups, clinical trials, and/or lab-based research protocols is preferred.


Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Frequent) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent)


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