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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Research Administrative Coordinator in Atlanta, Georgia

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future.We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


The Research Administrative Coordinator position is an exciting new opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research on early detection and intervention for children at risk of autism and related developmental disorders, as part of a large team of research scientists and clinicians collaborating at Marcus Autism Center within Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.


  • Assists in coordinating routine activities associated with a research project to include data maintenance, grant expenditure adherence, project evaluation, meeting scheduling, research subject interfacing, light clerical duties and control of equipment and supplies.

  • May review literature for related research developments and techniques, compile findings and generate reports.

  • May serve as project liaison to other departments, outside organizations, government agencies and product representatives.

  • May supervise other staff.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Primarily responsible for scheduling appointments for participants in multiple research studies involving experimental protocols and clinical assessments.

  • Monitor recruitment and enrollment across multiple research studies, in collaboration with individual study teams.

  • Create processes for tracking participation of individual participants in multiple research studies, including cross-sectional and longitudinal designs from infancy through adulthood.

  • Implement and supervise processes for ensuring accurate and timely scheduling of participant visits according to requirements of individual study protocols.

  • Grow effective strategies for minimizing attrition and deviation from study visit schedules by continually monitoring and personally engaging with individual participants.

  • Develop, implement and maintain processes for optimizing resource allocation and time management for research/clinical personnel, lab/assessment space and equipment needed to conduct study visits, according to requirements of individual study teams, and will coordinate requirements across multiple study teams.

  • Manage electronic calendaring and scheduling tools needed to plan participant schedules and study visits, using EPIC, REDCap and other information systems.

  • Generate reports for principal investigators documenting participation in individual studies relative to targets and deadlines for study visits.

  • Aid in planning targeted enrollment, scheduling of visits, and other relevant aspects of study design during preparation of grant proposals.

  • May be required to assist with recruitment and intake, hosting study visits, and conducting informed consent procedures, as well as coordinating routine activities associated with multiple research projects.

  • No exposure to hazardous agents is involved in this position.


  • Bachelor's degree in a science discipline, business management, or related field OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

  • Note: An approved CAS Exception is required for anyone who is charged to a federal grant or contract under this job code.


  • Bachelors degree in Psychology or other relevant field.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills, including ability to conduct phone interviews.

  • Organizational skills, including resource allocation, process optimization, problem solving, time management.

  • Computer skills, including use of electronic scheduling and calendaring systems, spreadsheets, databases.

  • Administrative experience in an office and/or lab environment necessary.

  • Previous experience conducting research studies involving interview and consent of human subjects preferred.

  • Experience working with pregnant mothers, infants and toddlers, and families with autism or related disabilities preferred.

  • Experience using healthcare information systems for research preferred, including EPIC and REDCap.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University location as needed. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 63842

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Peds: Marcus Center

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Laboratory

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

Campus Location (For Posting) : Location US-GA-Atlanta