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Study Coordinator

Study Coordinator

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Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
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Regular Full-Time

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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.


Study Coordinator Position Summary

The Study Coordinator will be a part of a team at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The Study Coordinator will work on two separate NIH-funded studies of opioids and chronic pain within primary care settings. Specifically, the Study Coordinator will work 50% on each of the following studies:

  1. TapPro (Opioid TAPering PROtocol) is a five-year NIH-funded study to develop and pilot test a supportive nursing intervention to facilitate and assist patients and their physicians to taper opioids in patients on chronic opioid therapy when the risks exceed the benefits of continuing. For this study, we will develop the intervention systematically and begin with qualitative interviews of patients on chronic opioid therapy—some of whom have tapered—and providers. After getting feedback on our planned intervention in this initial qualitative investigation, we will pilot test the TapPro intervention as part of a randomized controlled trial in 60 patients on high dose chronic opioid therapy recruited from Montefiore primary care clinics. Patient participants will have four study visits over 6 months.
  2. Project PIMENTO (Pain and Medication Effects on Treatment Outcomes) is a four-year NIH-funded study to examine how prescription opioid use, misuse, and addiction are associated with HIV outcomes (such as retention in care and HIV viral load) among HIV-infected adults with chronic pain. For this study, 250 patients and 60 HIV treatment providers will be recruited from ten Montefiore outpatient clinics where patients are treated for HIV and chronic pain. Patient participants will have five study visits over 12 months. Data sources are computerized interviews, electronic medical record, blood and urine collection, and an online survey of providers.  


List of Responsibilities


Assist Principal Investigator (PI) to update study protocols as needed.

  • Assist PI to implement recruitment strategies and track study participants.
  • Manage IRB-related activities and create regular reports for the IRB, sponsors, and safety monitoring board.
  • Extract and examine medical records.
  • Conduct research visits; supervise and administer participant computer-assisted self-interviews; enter data into secure online database.
  • Assist in managing and analyzing data; perform regular audits to ensure that collected data are complete and accurate and research protocols are being followed.
  • Participate in disseminating study findings.
  • Assist with preparation and writing of reports, conference abstracts and presentations, and grant proposals.
  • Troubleshoot study-related problems.
  • Manage additional pilot research projects as needed.
  • Travel to multiple clinical and research sites in the Bronx to conduct and oversee study-related activities and facilitate participant recruitment and follow up.
  • With PD, develop and distribute web-based survey instrument.
  • Enter data from lab results into secure online database
  • Other duties as assigned.


Experience and Educational Background


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in public health, clinical epidemiology, or related field and 1-2 years experience in research or related fields required.
  • Previous research or programmatic experience in public health or related field and experience working with similar populations preferred.

Skills and Competencies


  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and SPSS, SAS, or Stata. Database management experience with ACCESS and/or RedCap preferred.
  • As part of a team, must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities, work independently with minimal supervision, and adhere to study protocol.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. Detail oriented.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish preferred.

Scope of Responsibility


  • Able to work on multiple projects.
  • Interface with Einstein IRB and administrative staff at Einstein research/clinical sites.
  • Interface with Administrative staff to manage financial transactions.
  • Reports to the Principal Investigators of the two studies