Working under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Research Coordinators perform a variety of somewhat complex activities performed within a number of standard procedures and policies. Decisions involve selection of the appropriate procedures/techniques to follow among several standard alternatives.
Duties of a Research Coordinator may include, but are not limited to:
- Developing, revising and adhering to study/ project timelines
- Contributing to the content and writing of manuscripts and the preparation and revision of research publications
- Assisting in the design and implementation of study protocols and procedures under direction of PI
- Preparing consent forms, ethics submissions, renewals and amendments (Human Research Ethics Review Board)
- Identifying, screening and recruiting study participants
- Coordinating and contributing to the writing and submission of grant applications
- Conducting qualitative and descriptive assessments of program evaluation
- Monitoring for quality assurance
- Providing direction and instruction to graduate students and/or research assistants
- Fostering and maintaining relationships with project collaborators internal and external to the university
- Supporting knowledge dissemination including written reports, summaries and oral presentations
Note: When assessing the level of positions, the following elements are taken into consideration: the work described; the context in which the work is done; the organizational structure; and comparable positions on campus.