Job no: 494491
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City
Categories: Drexel University, Professional Staff, College of Arts & Sciences
Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.
Applicants are being sought for full-time research coordinator positions in the Drexel University Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center). This position is under the direction of Dr. Evan Forman, Dr. Adrienne Juarascio, and/or Dr. Stephanie Manasse, who conduct NIH-funded clinical trials in the areas of treatment outcome research for adolescents and adults with eating and weight disorders, the use of acceptance-based behavioral approaches, and the use of technology-based interventions, (e.g., AI-optimized counseling, just-in-time adaptive smartphone apps, “brain training” games and virtual reality neurocognitive trainings.
Research coordinators generally oversee one-to-two research projects. Responsibilities include overall coordination of all study elements; implementing an advertisement/recruitment plan; refining and implementing the assessment protocol; scheduling and conducting participant screening and clinical assessments; managing data and databases; maintaining contact and approvals with NIH and IRB; collecting data with wearable sensors.
This research lab is staffed by faculty, post-doctoral fellows, research coordinators, clinical psychology Ph.D. students, and undergraduate students, providing an environment rich in intellectual stimulation and mentorship. The position represents an excellent opportunity to gain experience in obesity/eating disorders clinical research and to be trained in both research and clinical tasks. This position provides excellent preparation for individuals who wish to pursue graduate study in clinical psychology or a related area. Opportunities also will be available, as desired, for grant application preparation, research diagnostic assessment training, additional data analysis, and preparation of poster presentations and/or manuscripts related to the projects. Coordinators also have the opportunity to be exposed to treatment provision.
- Participant in-person screening
- Participant screening by phone
- Planning research activities
- Coordinating assessments
- Advertising activities
- Database development and maintenance
- Data entry
- Scheduling participants
- Research protocol development
- NIH and IRB protocol work
- Other duties as assigned
- Very strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are required. Applicants preferably have previous research experience, including experience with structured assessments and/or diagnostic interviews.
- Sitting at a desk or table.
This position is classified as exempt with a salary grade of I. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure, https://drexel.edu/hr/career/ducomp/salstructure/
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