Research Coordinator I Job at University of Massachusetts Medical School, Shrewsbury, MA

  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Shrewsbury, MA

Job Description


Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Coordinator I is responsible for carrying out multiple complex research protocols for projects focusing on the intersection between legal settings (forensic/justice) and behavioral health (mental health and/or substance use). This position will conduct research-related tasks for federally and state funded research projects in the Law & Psychiatry Program at the Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC), including but not limited to coding and entering primary and secondary data, attending meetings with community partners from various legal settings, and rigorous literature reviews and summaries. In particular, we are seeking a Research Coordinator I who has training, coursework, or proven interest in; risk screening and assessment, implementation science, and system disparities among marginalized populations (e.g., race/ethnicity). The research coordinator will need to be self-motivated, personable, and comfortable interacting with individuals working in (e.g., law enforcement officers, parole board members, correctional officers) or involved with (e.g., pretrial defendants, incarcerated individuals, reentry populations) the criminal-legal system.


  • Collaborate with investigators in the design, development, and documentation of data forms, questionnaires, and other survey materials
  • Responsible for aspects of the development of research recommendations and the design of research projects
  • Participate in the grant, manuscript, and Institutional Review Board process
  • Develop overall research plan for conducting surveys in the community
  • Conduct in-person or telephonic field research
  • Monitor selection and randomization process of study participants
  • Coordinate data collection of study participants, complete case report forms, and develop and maintain spreadsheets
  • Collect and maintain questionnaires and other data forms from study participants
  • Perform literature searches and write detailed written summaries of the findings
  • Collaborate with other project leaders on data presentation, interpretation and writing of scientific reports 
  • Develop and maintain computerized data files for all data to be collected
  • May assist with budget /operational aspect of grant and contract proposals
  • Prepare summary reports and ongoing project evaluations for investigators
  • May help recruit, select, supervise and direct the activities of data collection employees and Research Technicians
  • Conduct quality control check on field data collection system
  • Collaborate with other research sites to insure consistency between research sites and accuracy of documentation
  • Perform other duties as required.




  • Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, health care, or equivalent experience
  • 1 year of related experience
  • Experience in using computer-based tools (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization, analytical, and interpersonal skills required


Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee



May supervise and direct the activities of data collection employees and Research Technicians



Usual office environment, laboratory, medical, surgical, and off campus study sites

Additional Information/Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Psychology, or related social science or humanities discipline
  • Some research experience in criminal-legal settings preferred but not required
  • Working knowledge and background in statistical analysis software (SPSS, Stata, R, etc.)
  • Off-site travel to meetings at different levels of criminal-legal state or agency systems may be required

Job Tags

Full time, Contract work,

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