Research Coordinator Position – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

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    Megan Narad
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    Full-Time Clinical Research Position

    The Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital anticipates hiring for a full-time clinical research position to start immediately. The individual in this position will primarily work on a federally-funded project (NICHD R01; PI: Megan Narad, PhD). The project incorporates dogs and handlers from the volunteer dog program at CCHMC into physical therapy and occupational therapy sessions for patients with ABI being treated on the inpatient rehabilitation unit. This study focuses on understanding the effectiveness of animal assisted therapy (AAT) to promote recovery after pediatric acquired brain injury and understanding mediators and moderators of treatment response. The study includes a multi-method approach incorporating physiological assessment, affect recognition software, and behavioral coding in addition to information collected from patients and therapists.

    We are looking for a full-time Bachelor’s level clinical research coordinator for this study. The coordinator will work with the investigators and care teams on the inpatient rehabilitation unit to complete the day-to-day study activities, including recruitment and scheduling, coordination of schedules with therapists and dog/handler teams, conducting data collection visits on the inpatient unit, and data management and entry.

    A minimum of two-year commitment is required, with opportunity for additional years of employment. Applicants of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

    The study coordinators may also be exposed to and involved with other ongoing projects including, but not limited to, qualitive study of the impact of the integration of AAT into inpatient rehabilitation therapies as well as understanding short and long term outcomes of pediatric TBI.

    Other research and clinical opportunities:
    • Monthly didactic focused on ADHD-related research and clinical issues
    • Participate in the preparation of conference presentations

    U.S. News & World Report ranked Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center No. 3 in the nation in the 2020-2021 list of the best children’s hospitals. These positions will be located within the Center for ADHD. Established in 2005, the Center for ADHD at Cincinnati Children’s is one of the largest centers in the country devoted entirely to improving the care of children and adolescents with ADHD and related conditions (http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/service/c/adhd/default/).

    To apply for one of these positions please send an e-mail with a cover letter and CV (subject line: Study Coordinator Position) to Megan Narad, Ph.D., at megan.narad@cchmc.org

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