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The Child Mind Institute is seeking a Research Coordinator to join the Healthy Brain Network (HBN) research team. The HBN is a research initiative aimed at collecting imaging, genetic, and phenotypic data from 10,000 children and adolescents throughout NYC. All participants whom complete the study receive a free, no-cost mental health and learning evaluation that also includes speech and language screening assessments. 

Reporting to the Operations Manager, this is a non-exempt, full-time position based in at one of NYC HBN research centers. The Research Coordinator is a specialized research professional working with and under the direction of the study Operations Manager. The Research Coordinator serves to ensure that the daily research activities are conducted according to the study protocol, IRB requirements, and applicable regulations. The Research Coordinator will also supervise all research assistants at the study’s data collection centers. Travel between study centers may be required. This role may work an alternate work week including Saturdays and Sundays.  

The Child Mind Institute has enacted COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety of staff and research participants. 

The Child Mind Institute is proud to be named a Great Place to Work-Certified company! Our competitive compensation and benefits include medical insurance, 401(k) with match, flexible work schedules, paid parental leave, dependent care and discounted tickets and entertainment perks program. 


  • Ensure site personnel are fully trained on the execution of the study procedures and policies related to human research participant protection and confidentiality. 
  • Supervise all Research Assistants and other support staff at the data collection centers including scheduling and overseeing their work duties and conducting performance management tasks (trainings, performance reviews, disciplinary action, etc.). 
  • Manage the screening and interview process to hire new staff.  
  • Provide reports on recruitment and enrollment activities and progress to the study project manager on a regular basis.  
  • Maintain effective communication with the PI,study project manager, operations manager, and data manager. 
  • Monitor the performance of the informed consent process with participants. 
  • Assist in the development of data collection and tracking tools. 
  • Schedule and/or coordinate participant visits and test procedures. 
  • Lead weekly and monthly team meetings. 
  • Maintain an adequate and up-to-date inventory of study supplies. 
  • Retains all study records in accordance with applicable IRB policies. 
  • Report unanticipated problems and protocol deviations to the study project manager. Assist in the preparation of reporting requirements related to unanticipated problems and protocol deviations. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field with a minimum of two years of clinical research experience. 
  • At least one year of supervisory experience required. 
  • Must have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the regulations pertaining to human subject protection, Good Clinical Practice and other clinical research guidelines. 
  • Strong leadership, critical thinking and organizational skills, ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills. 
  • Ability to provide participants and their families with compassionate and efficient support throughout their experience with HBN. 
  • Ability to work as a member of a dynamic team as well as independently. 
  • Proficiency in Spanish or language other than English a plus. 

Special Considerations: 

The candidate must be willing to work onsite with research participants, following COVID-19 safety protocols, and available to work an alternative work schedule as needed.

Please upload your CV and cover letter during the application process. Only applications with a cover letter will be considered.  Please click here to apply.

All new hires must be vaccinated and must stay up to date with vaccines against the COVID-19 virus unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered employment with CMI, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by CMI. 

The Child Mind Institute is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment based on race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sex stereotype, gender identity/gender expression/transgender (including whether or not you are transitioning or have transitioned) and sexual orientation; national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the United States is authorized under federal law [Vehicle Code section 12801.9]); ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status, age (40 and over), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.