Clinical Translational Coordinator I Center for Geriatric Psychiatry
Dr. Warren Taylor in the Center for Geriatric Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has an open position for Clinical / Translational Research Coordinator 1. This role involves collecting and managing data from clinical participants as part of NIH-funded projects focused on older adults with depression.
The person in this role would have responsibility for recruiting study participants and guiding them through study procedures while adhering to good research practices. This person would also help with strategic planning for laboratory projects and liaison with other research groups.
With assistance, prepares and processes new IRB research proposals, amendments, continuing review applications and adverse event reports according to institutional and departmental policies and procedures and federal regulations.
Screens and schedules study participants, working collaboratively with participants, other staff and trainees, and departments to complete research protocols including behavioral data collection, neuroimaging data collection, and questionnaire and interview data collection. Follows an established protocol faithfully and meticulously to ensure data integrity across all forms of data collection.
Works to recruit potential study participants by coordinating with other laboratories and/or departments/centers, community groups, and online social platforms. Will help guide overall recruitment planning and strategies.
Participates in the ongoing informed consent process, ensuring that participants and involved families clearly understand what is expected of and from them in the course of participating in a research study.
After training, schedule and guide participants through study procedures, including guiding them through protocols involving MRI (magnetic resonance imaging).
After training, will conduct diagnostic assessments and memory testing with participants.
Maintains good rapport with research participants, assuring timely communication and sending follow-up information as needed.
Monitor quality of study procedures and adherence to institutional and federal requirements.
Collect samples and submit for processing.
Procures equipment and supplies needed to fulfill project requirements.
Collaboratively participates in study team meetings and initiates regular check-ins with principal investigator. Maintains open and positive communication with investigators, research staff, sponsors, participants, and representatives of professional organizations, participant advocates, and the public responsible for, or concerned about, protections for human participants of research.
May supervise undergraduate students in following protocols for data entry, coding, and verification.
Helps monitor data quality and prepare data for analysis and upload to sponsor-mandated data-sharing repositories. Assists with data management using REDCap or other tools.
Assists with developing budgets for research proposals.
Demonstrates initiative for continuous learning, both self-directed and as evidenced by attendance of educational and professional development opportunities. Actively seeks new learning opportunities, seeing learning as part of work.
Furthers knowledge base by attending a Basic Research 101 within first several months of employment, if not previously attended.
The laboratory is housed in the Department of Psychiatry in the Center for Geriatric Psychiatry: https://www.vumc.org/ccm/welcome . The focus of the lab is on the use of behavioral, cognitive, and neuroimaging approaches to learn more about factors influencing the occurrence, persistence, and outcomes of depression in older adults. This also includes the development of novel treatment approaches. Additional work examines aging and vulnerability to dementias such as Alzheimer's disease. The Laboratory has strong ties to other research groups in the Department of Psychiatry and the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science.
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Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year experience
Bachelor's Degree, preferred in psychology, neuroscience, or related field.
Prior experience with human subject research and patient recruiting is preferred.
Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
Light Work category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects.
Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
Frequent: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.
Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
Continuous: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
Continuous: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
Occasional: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
Occasional: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.
Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
Occasional: Radiation: May be exposed to occupational radiation, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Radiation Safety Program which includes training, use of personal protective equipment with lead shielding, and personal dose monitoring.
Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
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