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Research Coordinator, Neuromotor Behavior Lab

at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Research Coordinator, Neuromotor Behavior Lab

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Work type: Staff

Location: Newark

Categories: Research & Laboratory, Full Time

Pay Grade: 29E

Context of Job:

The Research Coordinator will work in the Neuromotor Behavior Lab within the Department of Physical Therapy (STAR Campus – Health Sciences Complex) at the University of Delaware. The Neuromotor Behavior Lab consists of a dynamic group of investigators and their trainees examining mechanisms of human motor learning (how new movement skills are acquired) in health or disease. We are particularly interested in physical rehabilitation and how motor learning and motor recovery occur after stroke. The Neuromotor Behavior Lab uses instrumented equipment (split-belt treadmill, motion capture system, force plates, etc.) and software to quantify kinematics and kinetics of human movement. We also quantify the neurophysiological control of movement using surface electromyography (to measure muscle activity) and non-invasive brain stimulation (to measure brain excitability and pathway integrity). The full-time Research Coordinator will be directly supervised by the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Susanne Morton and will assist in all aspects of the running of these studies. As such, excellent organizational skills, communication skills, and the ability to multi-task are all requirements for the position. The Research Coordinator is a full-time position fully funded by NIH grants.

Responsibilities:

+ Coordinate participation of research subjects in various studies, including advertising and recruitment, responding to inquiries, scheduling visits, and communicating effectively with subjects, faculty, staff, and students.

+ Create and maintain Manuals of Operating Procedures for new and ongoing studies.

+ Assist students and staff directly with data collections, including motion capture sessions, cognitive or psychosocial examinations or surveys, clinical motor performance assessments, non-invasive brain stimulation, and more.

+ Assist students and staff directly with data analyses, including motion capture data, cognitive or psychosocial test scores, clinical outcome measures, and more.

+ Under the supervision of the PI, assist with developing and maintaining human subject’s compliance records, including writing IRB documents, tracking communications and participation of research subjects, and coordinating with other team members and interfacing with various participant registries.

+ Track and balance multiple large grant budgets. Under the supervision of the PI, assist with budget management and budget-related purchasing decisions.

+ Develop and design innovative methods and techniques to enhance subject recruitment and retention in studies, streamline data collection sessions, and/or maintain high-quality study records.

+ In coordination with students and other lab staff, manage the availability and safety of equipment and lab supply inventories and coordinate with IT to manage staff/student access to equipment, software, and servers.

+ Train incoming students and staff on general lab procedures.

+ Ensure smooth operations, efficiency, and high-fidelity data collections and data storage.

+ Perform additional research-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

+ Bachelor’s degree with three years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred.

+ Proficient in basic computer skills; ability to use Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint effectively and efficiently.

+ Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. Must work well with others and understand and balance needs of multiple team members. Must also be able to effectively communicate with research subjects of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of ability/disability.

+ Familiarity and experience with research design, data collection and computerized systems, and experience with research management and administrative activities highly preferred.

+ Ability to gather and analyze data, compile information, and prepare reports.

+ Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.

+ Excellent time-management and multi-tasking skills.

+ Ability to write clearly, precisely, and succinctly in laboratory documents, study records, and data collection forms.

+ Able to follow oral or written instructions precisely.

+ Ability to make sound and reasonable decisions/judgements independently when necessary.

+ Prior experience in a research or clinical healthcare environment preferred.

+ Prior experience with human biomechanics data collections/analyses and/or clinical performance assessments preferred.

+ Prior experience with research or statistical software and database systems, such as Matlab, R, Python, and REDCap, preferred.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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Job Posting: JC189149653

Posted On: Aug 03, 2021

Updated On: Dec 05, 2021