Site Coordinator
University of Maryland
United States

Posting Details

Position Number: 117164

Title: Faculty Assistant

Functional Title: Site Coordinator

Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con

Applicant Search Category: Faculty

University Authorized FTE: 1

Unit: SPHL-Kinesiology

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The focus of this position will be to support an NIH-funded clinical trial (Pl: J. Carson Smith, PhD, Professor, Kinesiology) to determine the influence of exercise training on brain and cognitive function in older adults at increased risk for Alzheimer’s Disease.

Must be willing to perform duties related to participant recruitment and screening, managing website content, scheduling research appointments, study management, in-­person data collection, behavioral and neuroimaging data management, attend weekly team meetings, preparation of IRB and other regulatory documents, training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, and other tasks to support the ongoing efforts of the laboratory.

Ideal candidates will have experience in a study coordinator role for clinical trials, exceptional organization and communication skills, demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a research team, and share a passion to help end Alzheimer’s disease.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree

Preferences:
Knowledge of neuroimaging or exercise interventions and/or clinical trial coordination is desirable but not required.

Additional Certifications:
CPR with AED Certification (can be provided on the job), and IRB training certifications for Protections of Human Subjects.

Posting Date: 12/16/2021

Open Until Filled Yes

Best Consideration Date 05/31/2022

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and demonstrate the physical function testing tasks, to accurately visually observe participants and record data by hand, and be able to assist a person if they lose their balance.

Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Unofficial Transcript
  5. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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