Program Coordinator I (Sleep Monitoring Core)

University of Massachusetts Amherst
March 19, 2023
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Program Coordinator I (Sleep Monitoring Core)

Apply now Job no: 517827 Work type: Staff Full Time Location: UMass Amherst Department: Institute Applied Life Science Union: USA/MTA Categories: Research

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.

Job Summary

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.

Essential Functions

  • 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 guidelines.
  • 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 personnel.
  • 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 information.
  • 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.
  • Other Functions

  • 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, Matlab).
  • 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 field.
  • Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Typical office environment.
  • Work Schedule

    37.5 hours per week; Monday – Friday.

    Salary Information

    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 Applications close:

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