Study Coordinator

I am seeking a Study Coordinator — based in Colorado Springs, CO — to work on a NIH-funded clinical trial of an innovative mindfulness-based treatment (Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement, see http://drericgarland.com/m-o-r-e/) for chronic pain and prescription opioid misuse among active duty soldiers.  The study coordinator will be responsible for conducting clinical research related to psychological treatments for chronic pain and prescription opioid-related problems among active duty soldiers. Performs biomedical and/or social-behavioral research by: enrolling participants; administering tests and/or questionnaires following protocols; collecting, compiling, tabulating &/or processing responses; gathering and reporting information.

Specific Duties:

1. Recruits study participants.
2. Reviews & obtains informed consent.
3. Contacts participants to schedule study visits and follow-ups.
4. Conducts research assessments, involving administration of structured clinical diagnostic interviews, self-report questionnaires, computer-based cognitive tasks, and psychophysiological measurement.
5. Collects survey data.
6. Reviews medical records.
7. Consults with nurses & physicians to determine pretreatment & eligibility requirements of protocol from completion to registration of participants.
8. Facilitates communication with key personnel & participants to maintain project study flow.
9. Maintains detailed records of results which may include collecting, extracting & entering data; &/or preparing basic charts & graphs.

10. Database management.
11. Distributes participant incentives.

12. May train other research staff to interview/test participants.
13. Performs other duties as assigned.

Hours: 20-30 hours per week from January 2014 through June 2016.

Salary Range: $18.00/hr to $25.00/hr, depending on experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, or pre-med
  • At least one year of human service experience in the health or mental health care field
  • Excellent organization skills with attention to detail
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work independently and make decisions regarding safety of participants
  • The job requires interaction with human subjects and collection of clinical data, and excellent communication skills are essential
  • Own private reliable transportation
  • Adaptable to changing priorities
  • High degree of professionalism
  • Diplomatic / uses good judgment
  • Team-player / collaborative
  • Demonstrates initiative and follow-through

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or nursing
  • Prior clinical trial research experience involving direct patient contact
  • Experience working with substance abuse
  • Experience working in a military environment with soldiers and/or veterans
  • Prior research experience collecting and processing physiological data (e.g., heart rate)
  • Professional or volunteer experience with research studies including assessments human study subjects, phone follow-ups, maintaining study databases

If interested, please contact Eric Garland, PhD, at eric.garland@socwk.utah.edu or by phone at 801-581-3826.

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