Louisville (US): Post-Doctoral Project Coordinator

University: Post-Doctoral Project Coordinator of Depression Prevention Study

Postdoctoral Project Coordinator of Depression Prevention Study at the University of Louisville

The University of Louisville invites applications for a one-year (with the option of up to four years)

Post-Doctoral Project Coordinator position

beginning August 2019. The Post-Doctoral Project Coordinator will be part of a research team for the study: Primary Care and Community Based Prevention of Mental Health in Adolescents, funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The object of this study is to widely implement two effective evidenced-based mental health interventions in primary care, which are sustainable past the study phase, and make them successfully adaptable in diverse communities.

Reporting to the Louisville site-PI Dr. Patrick Pössel, the Post-Doctoral Project Coordinator will be responsible for providing oversight and leadership necessary for successful delivery of designated projects The Project Coordinator is expected to effectively manage scope, schedule/timelines, quality and resources of the assigned program. The Project Coordinator ensures that all study activities are completed by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonization Guidelines, Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Institutional and departmental research guidelines (e.g., IRB), and federal, state, and local agencies as well as any requirements stipulated by the study sponsor. Ensures confidentiality and compliance are maintained at all times.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

Primary Responsibility for the following on assigned studies:

  • Maintain day-to-day coordination and supports Dr. Pössel to assure efficient implementation of the research protocol and maintain program fidelity.
  • Collaborate with Dr. Pössel and the other program investigators and sites to achieve targets for study start up, site activation, and patient recruitment and enrollment.
  • Manage all aspects of eligibility screening, patient recruitment, written parental consent, patient enrollment, face-to-face baseline assessments, and implementation of research protocol.
  • Schedule and facilitate depression prevention groups with adolescents.
  • Develop/contribute to clinical documents including protocol and informed consent forms, study manuals, source documentation templates, recruitment materials and other study tools.
  • Collaborate with health clinics, schools, and community organizations as needed for program implementation.
  • Work with Data Management staff to record and submit patient data in the study electronic data management system.
  • Assist with IRB submissions, maintenance of regulatory documents and responding to study related questions from sites, stakeholders, and sponsors in a timely fashion.
  • Provide consistent and timely communication (e.g., funding updates, progress reports, team meetings, etc.) to project sponsors, other program managers, the project team, director and other clinical leadership involved in the project to include a formal reporting process, understanding of the project vision and current status.
  • Assists with planning and review of monitoring plans and tracking of all phases of the program (e.g., subject screening and recruitment, and study intervention).
  • Performs additional tasks and responsibilities, as requested.

Minimum Requirements

  • A PhD in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or clinical child psychology
  • Experience providing direct clinical practice to adolescents, families, and/or groups
  • Clinical experience leading therapeutic or psycho-educational groups.
  • Experience working in project management related to clinical research, academic research, or similar environment
  • Driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading adolescent groups is highly desirable
  • Therapeutic experience in treating depression in youth is preferred
  • Therapeutic experience with cognitive behavioral programs is preferred


  • Project Management – organized, task oriented, ability to delegate and follow up.
  • Proactive – anticipates and plans for problems before they arise.
  • Analytical – evaluating data and other information with the ability to choose the best solution and make recommendations.
  • Flexible – ability to change directions as needed for the good of the department or organization.
  • Service Excellence – responsive, informs constituents of process, pleasant to work with, educates and provides timely, accurate information.
  • Organized – manages time effectively, keeps tasks appropriately prioritized.
  • Critical Thinking – ability to think through issues and identify appropriate options.
  • Work Ethic – motivated, diligent, industrious and persistent in the workplace, stays on tasks to completion, works at a fast pace to ensure optimal efficiency.
  • Interpersonal – can build effective, strong working relationships with employees, colleagues, management and vendors through trust, communication, and credibility.
  • Teamwork – ability to work with others, serve others, help others, lead others, mentor others, take directions from others in the interest of moving process and programs forward to the desired outcome.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at employment@louisville.edu or 502.852.6258.

How To Apply

Applicants may apply online at https://www.louisville.edu/jobs, select posting # for 36766 or go directly to https://www.higheredjobs.com/institution/details.cfm?JobCode=176933625&Title=Research%20Coordinator%20%28Job%20Id%3A%2036766%29&aID=7137. You will be asked to submit your curriculum vita and complete a self ID form on this site. Applicants should also send a formal letter outlining interests and qualifications including fit and teaching interests, names and contact information of three individuals familiar with their work, and up to three publications/preprints.

To apply for this position, follow the "Online App. Form" link below and then click on the "Apply Now". You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the "Submit" button. Detailed instructions are available at louisville.edu/jobs in the "My Career Tools" section. Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00PM each Monday.

Questions and other information can be addressed to:

Patrick Pössel, Dr. rer. soc.

Post-Doctoral Project Coordinator Search Committee
Department of Counseling & Human Development
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
E-mail: Patrick.possel@louisville.edu

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