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Study Coordinator

Study Coordinator

Job ID 
2017-10669
Campus 
Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date 
11/2/2017
Employee Classification 
Exempt
Department 
Medicine - Infectious Diseases
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, 193 Ph.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 1,600 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.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

We are seeking a Study Coordinator for clinical trials on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and herpes prevention. Our research involves the testing of microbicides, drugs in development which are formulated as gels, rings or tablets for vaginal application to prevent the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. The research also focuses on defining the factors that contribute to genital tract immunity in healthy and HIV-infected women. The Study Coordinator will be part of the Microbicide Research Team to facilitate clinical and translational research for a broad variety of investigators for NIH-funded and industry-sponsored studies. Under the direction of the PI, the individual will oversee project planning, assist investigators with pre-study set up, participate in implementation and study conduct, and ensure adherence to study protocols and regulatory requirements.

Duties include:

  • Provide key support to multiple investigators, data managers and clinical staff in planning and coordination of research study protocols
  • Create and refine research protocols to ensure compliance and improve protocol coordination
  • Ensure successful conduct of clinical research protocols that adhere to Best Practices and achieve maximum scientific information, while maintaining patient safety and confidentiality
  • Assist and coordinate all IRB-related activities
  • Create regular reports for the IRB, funder (NIH), and data safety monitoring boards
  • Coordinate and conduct data and specimen collection, data entry, and data management
  • Prepare and track application approvals
  • Assist with IND/IDE application preparation
  • Register studies at ClinicalTrials.gov
  • Complete trainings and remain current with Best Practices in clinical research
  • May occasionally act as principal administrative liaison for the project
  • Assist with overseeing participant recruitment, tracking, and follow-up
  • Assume responsibility to ensure issues/concerns will be addressed and monitor them through conclusion
  • Identify, define and analyze information and situations before recommending a course of action
  • Seek to apply technology and innovation to improve efficiency and solve problems
  • Effectively manage own time and resources
  • Interact and proactively share information with internal and external contacts where appropriate

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Minimum 3-5 years of clinical research experience
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Word, ACCESS and Excel required
  • Moderate working knowledge of statistical software required
  • Must have the ability to write scientific documents independently
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills a must
  • Must have the ability to effectively communicate in writing with investigators, research nurses, other research staff, and prospective study enrollees
  • Must have the ability to work independently and in a team-oriented setting