Clinical Research Program Coordinator (Rhode Island)

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    Job Title:
    Clinical Research Program Coordinator

    Job Description:
    We are actively recruiting a Clinical Research Program Coordinator for research focused on the relationship between real-time social connectedness, peer victimization, and psychological well-being among at-risk adolescents. Primary responsibilities will be related to an NIH-funded R01 investigation, “Social Media, Violence, and Social Isolation Among At-Risk Adolescents: Exploring Ground Truth” (Ground Truth). The Coordinator will work with Co-Principal Investigators Dr. Megan Ranney and Dr. Nicole Nugent with opportunities for exposure to co-investigators in psychology, emergency medicine, and public health.

    Reporting to the Co-Principal Investigators (Dr. Ranney and Dr. Nugent) and the Program Director (John Patena), the Clinical Research Program Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the daily operations of Ground Truth. Additional future opportunities may arise related to other research studies in the Department of Emergency Medicine and/or the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health. The Coordinator will assist in: preparing, submitting, and maintaining multi-institutional review board documents; preparing, submitting, and maintaining federal and foundation regulatory reports and documents; budgeting and managing financial accounts; monitoring monthly expense reports for accuracy and conformance to budget; scheduling and facilitating research meetings; training and supervising Research Assistants in proper research protocols; coordinating Research Assistant work schedule; and assisting with literature reviews and preparation of abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations. Additional opportunities may involve assisting with grant submissions. Day-to-day study tasks will include, but are not limited to: obtaining informed consent from participants; use of a tool for extraction of participant online social messaging text data; set-up and monitoring of participant use of an app that captures passive audio samples as well as participant completed momentary assessments of affect and experiences of loneliness and peer victimization; preparing and maintaining study records; and contacting participants to obtain follow-up data (which may involve driving to participants’ homes if needed in order to download collected data and/or pick up research devices). Additional responsibilities critical to assuring data quality will include monitoring data extracted with the social media tool, monitoring participant completion of momentary assessments, downloading and preparing audio files for coding, cleaning data across all platforms of data collection, implementing routine back-up procedures, creating and integrating datasets for analysis, and performing basic descriptive statistical analyses under supervision.

    -Bachelor’s degree in psychology, public health, or relevant discipline
    -Prior research experience and project management experience as a program/project coordinator (2+ years)
    -Prior supervisory experience (1+ years)
    -Highly organized, self-motivated, outstanding attention to detail, and ability to multi-task
    -Personable and able to positively interact with study participants and their families
    -Excellent verbal communication, written communication, and analytical skills
    -Excellent computer skills (e.g., Microsoft suite)
    -At least basic skills with statistical software (examples of skills might include STATA/SAS/SPSS/R/PYTHON/Julia)

    -Master’s degree in public health or relevant discipline
    -Interests in digital health, psychology, mental health, emergency medicine, statistics and data management, or injury prevention
    -Familiarity with hospital/clinical settings and academic institutions
    -Has worked on multi-disciplinary teams and is comfortable collaborating with investigators, researchers, and other personnel of varied backgrounds
    -Familiarity with data collection software (e.g. REDCap), citation software (e.g. EndNote), and statistical software (e.g. STATA/ SAS/SPSS/R/PYTHON/Julia)

    Rhode Island Hospital

    Providence, RI

    Weekdays typically 9:00am – 5:30pm (occasional evenings/weekends)

    Start Date:
    August 2021

    Application Process:
    1. Submit an application to Lifespan ( job ID: 21791
    2. Send cover letter and resume/CV to John Patena at

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