• Study Coordinator

    Posting Date 4 months ago(12/8/2017 3:29 PM)
    Job ID
    2017-10738
    Campus
    Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
    Employee Classification
    Exempt
    Department
    Epidemiology and Population Health
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • 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

    The Study Coordinator will support a National Institute on Aging (NIA) study:  Multicultural Healthy Diet to Reduce Cognitive Decline & Alzheimer’s Disease Risk (MHD). MHD is a randomized clinical trial that is designed to test the impact of an anti-inflammatory dietary pattern on reducing risks for cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s Disease. This is a state-of–the-art study that uses ambulatory measures of cognitive and diet assessment along with objective measures such as biomarkers in a Bronx cohort of middle-aged and older residents.

     

    The Study Coordinator-Assessment will be responsible for performing the day-to-day activities on site at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He or she will be responsible for implementing assessment aspects of the study, managing day-to-day research related activities including, but not limited to, neurocognitive assessment in both in-clinic and ambulatory modalities.

    Duties include:

     

    • Oversee tasks primarily related to assessment such as performing informed consent and administering questionnaires.
    • Train participants to use the study materials/equipment.
    • Score and enter appropriate data into the relational database.
    • Oversee scheduling of participant visits across the various components of the study protocol.
    • Amend study protocols as needed. These relate to questionnaires, forms, and Manual of Operations.
    • Collaborate in preparing reports related to IRB, and other related paperwork as needed.
    • Maintain a tracking data base to track assessment activities of participants.
    • Coordinate and supervise collection of materials.
    • Supervise non-managerial staff, e.g., interns.
    • Collaborate in the collection of data for abstract, manuscript or grant submission.
    • Perform other duties as required and/or requested.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Experience and Education

    • Bachelor’s Degree is required
    • Major in health-related field preferred
    • Experience with software programs such as Excel, SAS, STATA, or SPSS preferred

     

    Skills and Competencies

    • Excellent organizational, oral, written and analytical communications skills; strong database management and clear understanding of research databases
    • Strong project management skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Windows
    • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
    • Flexible schedule is required to meet the needs of the participants, including working week-ends 1-2 Saturdays/month if needed.
    • Ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision

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