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Job Title: Research Coordinator
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Organization: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Posted: 7/14/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Behavioral Science
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Columbus,  OH    USA
Position Description: We are seeking a Research Coordinator to join our growing team conducting high-impact pediatric research in a fast-paced and mission-focused environment. Our research focuses on improving the lives of young children, especially those who are at risk for poor neurodevelopmental, behavioral, or growth outcomes. Our work is funded by the NIH, CDC, HRSA, and the March of Dimes.

This position will involve direct research participant interaction with parents, and young children (aged 3 to 7 years old), both in person and over the phone for a longitudinal study of prenatal drug use and child outcomes. Specific duties will be determined based on the skills, experience, and interests of the successful candidate. Possible duties may include: serving in a coordination role and delegating tasks to other staff; locating hard to reach families; assembling and sending recruitment materials and research surveys via postal mail or electronically; participant recruitment both face-to-face and over the phone; describing the study to families and guiding them through the informed consent process; collecting data online, over the phone, and in person at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, using both standardized psychological assessments and study-specific interviews; organizing completed surveys, coding videos of child behavior, and entering data into a computer database; maintaining participant files and tracking research family progress throughout multiple years of study participation; making recommendations about refinement and/or replacement of study procedures, analyzing operational and outcome related data. The candidate may perform miscellaneous related duties as required. Evening and weekend hours will be required to accommodate data collection efforts.

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1. Master’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, epidemiology, nutrition, human development, research methods, public health, clinical research or related field and at least 1 year of research experience; or bachelor’s degree these same fields with at least 3 years’ research experience

2. Experience working directly with children aged 3-7 years old and their families; desire to work directly with children in this age range.

3. Experience working with diverse populations.

4. Experience administering direct assessments (e.g., IQ assessments) with children and/or adults.

5. Demonstrated independence, responsibility, and problem-solving capabilities.

6. Is goal-oriented, self-directive, and collaborative; demonstrates initiative, motivation, attention to detail and creativity. Is a self-starter.

7. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

8. Excellent verbal and written communication.

9. Able to actively participate as a team player.

10. Ability to handle confidential data appropriately.


1. Experience in data analysis using statistical software (SAS, SPSS, R)

2. Experience with databases such as Microsoft Access and REDCap.

3. Prior training or experience administering standardized psychological tests and behavioral assessments for children and/or adults.

4. Experience recruiting participants and collecting data for a research study.

MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Percent of time spent on: 56% Study operations, data collection 10% Interpreting results of data analyses with PI 25% Miscellaneous paperwork associated with research 05% Ordering supplies 02% Preparation of budget 02% Instructing other personnel Minimum physical requirements: 100% Kneeling / reaching 100% Finger dexterity 100% Talking / hearing / seeing 33% Lifting / carrying weight 0-30 pounds for 10-15 minutes Pressure in this position will vary depending on the workload. The workload will be heavy but manageable most of the time. Pressure may arise in the face of deadlines.

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

Organization Description: Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the fastest growing pediatric research centers in the U.S. and is ranked 6th in National Institutes of Health funding among free-standing children's hospitals. We have 12 multi-disciplinary Research Centers including the Center for Biobehavioral Health where this position will be housed. As a global leader in pediatric healthcare, we are the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare network serving a population of over 3 million. As part of the hospital’s strategic growth initiative, a $730 million investment was recently announced to support an unprecedented expansion. At its cornerstone is a new Behavioral Health Pavillion devoted to the mental healthcare of children and adolescents.

Our research is built on strong collaborative ties with The Ohio State University.

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Closing Date: 10/14/2017
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Contact Name: Kelly Boone,  Research Coordinator
Contact Location: 700 Childrens Dr

Columbus   OH  43205
Contact Location: 700 Childrens Dr
  Columbus   OH  43205
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How to Apply: Send CV and cover letter to Kelly Boone

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