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Study Coordinator

Study Coordinator

Job ID 
2017-10721
Campus 
Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date 
12/5/2017
Employee Classification 
Exempt
Department 
Medicine
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time

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ABOUT US

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.  

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

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.
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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.
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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