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Research Coordinator

University of Virginia

August 17, 2018
Job location:
Charlottesville, Virginia

Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative


Posting Summary: The Center for Behavioral Medicine Research within the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, is seeking a Research Coordinator to assist the CBMR Principal Investigator and manager by participating in all phases of subject recruitment and assessment, including administering questionnaires, measuring blood pressure and glucose, collecting urine samples, instructing subjects on the use of glucose meters and activity monitors, conducting 24 hour dietary recalls over the telephone, and data entry. In addition, the incumbent will participate in project specific and center-wide weekly technical meetings. The Research Coordinator will answer directly to the Nurse Coordinator.

The Research Coordinator will conduct telephone interviews of potential research participants with type 2 diabetes to both screen them for inclusion and exclusion criteria and inform them about the study, conduct telephone-located 24-hour dietary recalls, and perform in-person assessments. This person will be required to collect accurate and thorough data from participants, store and track it, and work with the Nurse Coordinator and data manager to ensure no errors or gaps in collected data. This person will follow scripts for the telephone screening, dietary recalls and assessments to ensure consistency of information being presented and data being collected. Any procedural uncertainties will be taken to the Nurse Coordinator, and, if uncertainties cannot be resolved, then the Research Coordinator and the Nurse Coordinator will consult the Principle Investigator. The Research Coordinator will act in a respectful and appreciative manner in all participant interactions and will join in team research meanings where Information technology is expected that team members contribute to discussions and team planning an ask questions when procedures are either unclear or appear problematic.

The prosperous Candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree, preferably in psychology or pre-med, and some customer or consumer related work practice, preferably as a member of a research team and working with research subjects collecting research data. Basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, basic knowledge of diabetes, and expertise to measure blood glucose and vital signs are required.

This position has an end date of August 31, 2019. This position is restricted and is contingent upon the continuation of funding other variables.

The position will remain open to applications until filled.

To apply for this position, visit and search on Posting #0623857. Complete an application online, attach a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references. For information related to this posting, Contact Us by Dr. Daniel Cox at

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Minimum Level of suitable education *Degree Required

Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's Degree Required.

Preferred Minimum Level of suitable education *Degree Preferred

Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's Degree in psychology or pre-med preferred.

Required Minimum Level of practice: Some - up to 4 years

Required Specific practice: Requires work practice working with customers or consumers.

Preferred Minimum Level of practice: Some - up to 4 years

Preferred Specific practice: Prefer work practice as a member of a research team, work as an undergraduate accepted, in the arena of either psychology or medicine. Prefer practice working with research subjects collecting research data.

Required Knowledge, expertise and Abilities: Required: basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, basic knowledge of diabetes, and expertise to measure blood glucose and vital signs.

Required Computer Applications: Must be familiar with Microsoft Office.

Preferred Computer Applications: Prefer proficiency with Microsoft Office and additional expertise managing internet interfacing.

Internal Number: 353_85273

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About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.

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