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Research Coordinator

Research Coordinator

Job ID 
2017-10348
Campus 
Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date 
8/22/2017
Employee Classification 
Exempt
Department 
Family and Social Medicine
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time

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ABOUT US

Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine(Einstein) is one of the nation's premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 3Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.

 

Einstein's major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty's consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

 

Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the-art "hospital without beds", a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state's first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein's clinical faculty and training Einstein's medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students and 1600 nursing students annually.

 

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills and personal and professional experience have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence and the communities we serve.


Program Description: CHALO!—“Child Health Action to Lower Obesity and Oral health risk” (from a Hindi word that means “Let’s get going!”)
is a five year research study funded by the National Institutes of Minority Health and Health disparities. The project
focuses on maternal empowerment and early childhood health risks associated with feeding and oral health in South
Asian immigrant communities. The Project is directed by Drs. Alison Karasz and Karen Bonuck at Albert Einstein
College of Medicine. Research partners include a local nonprofit organization, Sapna NYC, and researchers at
Columbia University, Rutgers University and other institutions.
Project Description: CHALO! Includes three components: a descriptive study designed to understand the root
causes of risky child feeding practices in South Asian immigrant families; a home visit intervention carried out by
community health workers, and a community dissemination project to raise awareness about child feeding and health
risks in the South Asian community in New York and New Jersey.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

The Research Coordinator manages daily operations the project, coordinating among a multidisciplinary team of
researchers, clinicians, and community stakeholders. The research coordinator is responsible for overseeing and
monitoring all day to day aspects of the project. Some data collection and intervention delivery may be involved. Tasks
include: implementation of the study protocol, monitoring study performance, working with data analysis to build and
maintain study data bases, analyzing & reviewing study results, and coordinating dissemination activities including
meetings, media events, conferences, preparation of health education materials, etc. This role assigns work &
supervises research staff on the project & reviews technical operations ensuring that all processes, protocols are
quality controlled & functioning up to standards. This role administers budgets, prepares grant reports & and is
responsible for the overall administration of the project. This role ensures that all study activities are completed by
strictly following regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the Albert Einstein-Montefiore Institutional
Review Board (IRB).We welcome participation from the Research Coordinator on scientific papers for presentation &
publication.
Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work with Principal Investigator to refine and finalize research protocols, draft study questionnaires and
  • data collection tools.
  • Assist Investigators in writing, preparing and submitting grant applications;
  • Hire, train, coordinate and oversee project personnel;
  • Develop and manage IRB approval process;
  • Coordinate data safety oversight
  • Coordinates between collaborating organizations and/or other research and/or educational institutions.
    • Oversee adherence to research protocols in obtaining informed consent, data collection and
    • management and participant confidentiality;
    • Provide regular data reports to investigator;
    • Recruit, maintain and develop relationships with community partner recruitment sites
    • Independently oversee all aspects of project implementation, including budgetary, personnel, and data management.
    • Manages study budget & inventory including purchasing of supplies & services ensuring that they are necessary, reasonable & project related.
    • Distributes intra-departmental charges.
    • Negotiates with vendors, obtain quotes
  • Trains, directs, assigns duties to & supervises research staff, students, residents and/or volunteers
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Project Investigators.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a major such as social or health science or related and 3 years’ research study experience required; OR higher degree and at least 1-2 years experience
  • Supervisory or project management experience required.
  • Fluency in Bengali, Hindi, or Urdu

Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

  • Speaks clearly and expresses self well in one-on-one conversations and groups.
  • Develops effective written communications and uses them appropriately.
  • Interacts and proactively shares information with internal and external contacts where appropriate.
  • Develops effective relationships with peers, students and employees.
  • Strong project coordination skills and the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to receive and benefit from feedback
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to adhere to instructions/procedures.
  • Good communication skills; demonstrated effective spoken and written communication, including willingness to ask questions when clarification or amplification is required.
  • Good time management skills; efficient and resourceful in problem-solving.