Research Coordinator Position: HBCD Study @ University of Florida

Research Coordinator II


JOB NO:529100
WORK TYPE:Staff Full-Time
LOCATION:Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
CATEGORIES:Grant or Research Administration


Research Coordinator II


The Department of Psychology at the University of Florida is seeking an enthusiastic and qualified individual to fill a Research Programs Services Coordinator II in the Brain, Cognition and Development Laboratory. This position will be responsible for the coordination and daily management of cognitive neuroscience assessments (MRI) for an NIH-funded research multi-site cohort of pregnant women and their infants. The Research Coordinator II will work closely with the principal investigator (PI), Lisa Scott, Ph.D., and the study team to facilitate all aspects of MRI data collection. The Research Coordinator II serves as a scan operator for a Philips 3T scanner during evening and late night hours; following and enforcing MRI safety standards; ensuring MRI data quality and transfer; helping to put infants and toddlers to sleep for scans; entering and processing data using specific software programs & protocols; working with technical software; troubleshooting technical difficulties; preparing rooms, computers, and research related equipment for testing; managing documentation, ensuring data upload and back-up, working with the Department of Psychology and AMRIS (Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy) staff to complete risk assessments, purchase supplies and equipment, and maintain general laboratory equipment used for this project. This position will work with project staff to help schedule participants and ensure staffing during MRI testing and will work with the larger NIH consortium Data Core to ensure MRI procedures are being followed and data quality benchmarks are being met. The Research Coordinator II will help train graduate students/undergraduates/staff on MRI study procedures and create/maintain training documentation and report research related outcomes to Dr. Scott and the Research Team.

The principal duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

Testing infants and children using MRI methods, including scheduling, testing preparation, data processing and transforming and uploading collected data.

Maintaining project timelines, schedule, staffing and data organization, completing data quality control reports and presenting reports to project PIs.

Troubleshooting technical problems or issues. Implementing corrective measures if data benchmarks or quality control metrics are not being met.

Assists with training graduate students/undergraduates/staff on study procedures and helps create/maintain training documentation.

Maintaining project compliance with regulations including NIH consortium protocols as well as IRB and MRI safety procedures.

Assists with preparation of progress reports and manuscripts, including performing literature searches, data analysis and creating figures using R, and formatting references/reports.

The City of Gainesville

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The salary range is $50,000 - $60,000. commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.

Employment Benefits include:

Health Insurance: UF participates in state- and university-sponsored benefits programs for individuals, families, and domestic partners, and offers voluntary insurance that includes vision, dental, long-term disability and more.

Retirement Options: Attractive options include Florida Retirement System Pension Plan, State University System Optional Retirement Program, Florida Retirement System Investment Plan, and Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan.

Leave: UF Staff enjoy a generous paid leave plan as well as access to sick-leave pool and leave payouts.

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Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science or a related field and MRI research and testing experience with infants and children. Preferred qualifications include at least 1 year of MRI testing experience and experience operating an MRI scanner for data collection.

This position includes evening and weekend hours, and onsite training will be provided as needed.


In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.



ADVERTISED:24 Oct 2023  Eastern Daylight Time
APPLICATIONS CLOSE:20 Nov 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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