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Job Title: Research Support Specialist - Psychology
Coral Gables, FL United States
Research Support Specialist - Psychology
The Department of Psychology, within the College of Arts & Sciences, is seeking a full-time Research Support Specialist reporting to Dr. Brian Doss. The Research Support Specialist serves as a project coordinator for the OurRelationship project, a nationwide web- and app-based service to help couples struggling with relationship problems. The project has been ongoing since 2010 and has served over 5,000 couples. In 2020-2025, the project will provide online relationship services to low-income couples and couples in which one or both partners are veterans or active duty service members.
The Specialist will serve as the coordinator for various operational, personnel, programmatic, and financial matters for the project. Specifically, the Specialist will assist with supervising a team of undergraduate students, collect fiscal records and invoices, and submit reimbursements to the University. The Specialist wi ll also be responsible for coordinating data collection efforts, helping write progress reports to the funder, helping ensure compliance with IRB-approved protocols, and collaborating with agencies locally and nationwide. Finally, the Specialist will take on time-limited projects as necessary – often in coordination with outside vendors.
Successful candidates will possess an ability to relate and communicate with diverse population and groups, as well as multitask, prioritize, and work under pressure while being resourceful and proactive in dealing with issues that may arise. Opportunities to publish and present at professional conferences will be encouraged. The primary work location of this position is on the Gables campus in the Department of Psychology.
Researches and collects data, maintains databases, interprets, synthesizes, and analyzes data using scientific or statistical techniques; conducts quality assurance checks with research data manager; reports on status of research activities and submits monthly activity logs for protocol.
Assists in the organization and coordination of community working group meetings for protocol activities including the development of protocol timelines, meeting agendas, resource materials, and oral presentations for study-related work; serves as primary point of contact for community partners; supervises and oversees research data collection at protocol venues in the community.
Collaborates with faculty investigators to successfully administer the study protocols, reviews study progress and recommends solutions to faculty investigators; prepares weekly progress reports for presentation and review at team meetings, and coordinates research team meetings with the assistance of the faculty investigators and principal investigator.
Implements day-to-day project activities including the preparation of research reports and the participation in dissemination activities; prepares study research procedures manual.
Assists with the preparation of grant proposals by processing regulatory documents for all institutions and offices involved, including IRB, JHS, CTO, and UMH.
Contributes to the publication and/or presentation of significant results; writes and edits material for publication and presentation.
Conducts data entry, maintains research files and responds to phone calls on the research study phone line.
Department Specific Responsibilities
Coordinates routine activities of data maintenance, grant expenditure adherence, project evaluation, meeting scheduling, and research subject involvement.
Maintains and develops project correspondence and organizes meetings for the project.
Assists in developing quarterly progress reports.
Serves as project liaison to outside vendors, recruitment and data management partners, and federal agencies
Maintains current knowledge of IRB policies and procedures to ensure compliance, and acts as liaison with the IRB regarding human subjects activities, assisting in preparation of IRB protocol submissions and reports.
Supervises maintenance of administrative and participant records.
Conducts audits of project data entered into local and federal databases.
Assists principal investigator with tracking of project budget
Manage, track, and submit invoices.
Submit reimbursement requests to University.
Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Business Management, Information and Learning Technologies, or related fields. Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum 2 years of relevant experience, preferably with project management.
Experience with technology development and/or the AGILE development process preferred.
Bilingual (Spanish/English) is preferred to serve research population
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