The Program Coordinator will function as part of a lab/research team for a federally-funded (NIMH R01) research study. The Charleston Resiliency Monitoring (CHARM) study is a lab-based study centered on examining connections between stressful life experiences (e.g., child maltreatment and other forms of traumatic events) and threat processing in the brain during childhood and adolescence. The Program Coordinator will train project personnel on all study procedures, monitor staff performance, develop agendas for weekly staff and team meetings, and be largely responsible for ensuring the successful completion of the R01 project.
In addition to training staff and overseeing lab management, the Program Coordinator will also assist with a wide variety of duties including: recruitment of youth and caregivers from the community, conducting phone screens, scheduling lab visits, and administration of an experimental protocol that includes fMRI scans, EEG tasks, a stressor task, survey-based measures, and clinical interviews. Given the longitudinal nature of the project, the Project Coordinator position also requires close monitoring and thoughtful responsiveness to issues related to participant engagement and retention.
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining up-to-date IRB protocols, assisting with recruitment events, screening participants, scheduling appointments, interviewing participants, managing participant payments, developing organizational systems for storage of study materials, overseeing data management—including data sharing procedures with NIMH, and generating job posts for new staff positions. The Program Coordinator will use Microsoft Excel and statistical software packages (SPSS) for data management and online survey programs (RedCap) for data collection. Irregular work hours (including some evenings and weekends) are required to accommodate study participants’ schedules.
The position is best suited for someone with a graduate degree (Master’s/Doctoral) and/or extensive experience managing federally-funded, large-scale research projects—with a preference for candidates who have experience coordinating large NIH-funded studies. Experience administering mental health diagnostic interviews, working with children and families, and recruiting a diverse sample of participants is strongly preferred.