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Research Coordinator, WELL Center

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Arts & Sciences

About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. 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 a full-time research coordinator position in the Drexel University Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center). This research coordinator’s primary responsibility will be coordinating an NIH-funded clinical trial.  Opportunities to make contributions to other areas of research may be available (e.g., studies focused on using technology to promote behavior change; studies focused on eating disorder treatment). Job responsibilities include overall coordination of all study elements including intervention/treatment; 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; working closely with colleagues at the study’s other site.

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, data analysis, and preparation of poster presentations and/or manuscripts related to projects. Coordinators also have the opportunity to be exposed to treatment provision.

Essential Functions

  • Participant screening
  • Planning research activities
  • Coordinating assessments
  • Advertising activities
  • Database development and maintenance
  • Data entry
  • Scheduling participants
  • Research protocol development
  • NIH and IRB protocol work
  • Other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

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

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- Philadelphia, PA

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 begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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