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Research Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 494967
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City
Categories: College of Arts & Sciences, Drexel University

About Drexel 

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. 

Job Summary 

Applicants are being sought for full-time research coordinator position in the Drexel University Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center). This position is under the direction of Dr. Meghan Butryn, who conducts NIH-funded clinical trials in the areas of treatment outcome research for adults with weight disorders.

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.

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.

Essential Functions 

  • Participant in-person screening
  • Coordinating assessments
  • Participant screening by phone
  • Planning research activities
  • Research protocol development
  • Advertising activities
  • Database development and maintenance
  • Data entry
  • Scheduling participants
  • NIH and IRB protocol work

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Very strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Applicants preferably have previous research experience, including experience with structured assessments and/or diagnostic interviews.

Physical Demands 

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table 

Location 

University City 

Additional Information 

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/ 

Special Instructions to the Applicant 

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application. 

Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. 

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