Program Coordinator I (Sleep Monitoring Core)
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Work type: Staff Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Institute Applied Life Science
About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked
public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate
and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the
scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural
environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition,
the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College,
Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to
the intellectual energy of the region.
The Sleep Monitoring Core Project Manager coordinates sleep studies and
prepares reports for industry and academic partners. This position also
assists with other operations of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences Core
Facilities within the Center for Human Health and Performance.
Establishes project objectives, policies, procedures and performance
standards within boundaries of contracted work scope specifications.
Coordinates research and consumer sleep monitor technologies for studies
that aim to benchmark and improve consumer products.
Assists in participant recruiting, through advertising, speaking at local
community events, and working with local organizations.
Serves as an ambassador of the research facilities, explaining the array
of research opportunities and answering questions of potential
participants and/or industry clients.
Assists with Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol submission
including drafting, modifying, updating, and renewing IRB protocols,
providing additional documentation to protocols and helping to track,
monitor, and ensure compliance with approved protocols, policies, and
Interprets and explains plans and contract terms to administrative staff,
workers and clients.
Cultivates strong relationships with collaborators across the study
ecosystem, including but not limited to study leadership, Sleep Lab/Human
Health and Performance site teams, study core staff, and study sponsor
Represents the University in client-facing project meetings and attend
weekly strategy meetings.
Tracks, manages and resolves project issues as they arise throughout the
project life cycle.
Manages research databases including confidential and sensitive
Contributes specialized knowledge of research/statistical methods and
experimental design as it applies to the project(s).
Tracks progress of short- and long-term goals and objectives, and
proactively reports performance metrics to leadership.
Manages project staffing, organization, and communication.
Schedules of meetings and appointments and project-related travel.
Drafts project budgets for proposed studies, tracks and submits expenses
for ongoing studies, and contributes to Lab budget planning discussions
based on on-going project experiences.
Purchases supplies and maintains lab equipment.
Assists the Recruitment Coordinator with recruitment, screening, and
scheduling research participants.
Performs screening protocols both over the phone (such as the Telephone
Interview for Cognitive Status) and in-person (conducting psychological
batteries such as this Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale).
Assists in other operational aspects of the Center for Human Health and
Performance as needed.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education,
Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Neuroscience, Psychology or related field.
Proficiency in statistical methods and experimental design.
Proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g. R, Python,
Humans subjects research experience.
Project management experience, including project planning, tracking,
budgeting, product delivery and reporting.
Experience with IRB protocols.
Proficiency with project management software tools for use in research.
Mastery of English speaking and writing required.
Ability to organize and prioritize goals.
Ability to collaborate well to formulate plans and objectives in
accordance with overall college goals.
Ability to identify and implement process improvements.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to set and meet
deadlines while maintaining high standards of accuracy and quality.
Must have impeccable communication skills both in-person and on the phone.
Ability to work independently and with colleagues to organize multiple
tasks and set priorities for action, take initiative and operate with
self-direction in a fast-paced office environment.
Strong managerial, organization, problem solving, and analytical skills.
Ability to tailor study design to meet goals of industry partners.
Ability to adapt to a fast paced, result-oriented environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and
work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working
relationships with a diverse population of staff and students.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively to promote teamwork,
diversity, equality and inclusiveness.
Ability to take initiative, be creative, and operate with self-direction
in performance of work.
Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education,
Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
Graduate level degree in Biology, Neuroscience, Psychology or related
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
Typical office environment.
37.5 hours per week; Monday – Friday.
USA/MTA Grade 17
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please complete online application, submit cover letter, resume, and provide
names and contact information for three professional references. Applications
will be accepted until position is filled.
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to
race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual
orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or
genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic
programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide
services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst
is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or
mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment
and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and
covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the
applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal
opportunity and affirmative action.
Advertised: Feb 16 2023 Eastern Standard Time