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Research Coordinator

Research Coordinator

Job ID 
2017-10777
Campus 
Bronx
Posting Date 
1/2/2018
Employee Classification 
Exempt
Department 
Surgery
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

The Research Coordinator manages research project activities ensuring the quality and integrity of data collection. The Study Coordinator will work directly with Dr. In to implement project protocols, develop systems to manage project administration, assist in developing new grant applications and project proposals.

 

List of Responsibilities – 

 

  1. Create study materials for new projects including developing survey materials, translation of recruitment materials and study materials, develop recruitment tracking systems, set up database for data collection and training of staff and interns in the administration and data collection for studies, which also includes assisting with identifying and addressing any local barriers to protocol development or clinical study initiation. 
  2. Manage data collection, analysis and cleaning, performing regular audits to ensure that the data collected are complete and accurate, and that the research is being conducted as outlined in the protocol.
  3. Partner with departmental IT resources in the development of databases; data coding manuals and data entry guidelines.
  4. Assist with routine statistical analysis and reports
  5. Provide analysis of data for rapid evaluation of study results and provide pilot data for grant submissions. (This requires knowledge of excel and access databases as well as some basic knowledge of statistics and statistical packages like SAS professional.)
  6. Work with PI to develop the study protocol and protocol amendments for the IRB as needed, including the development of new measures.
  7. Responsible for the timely submission of initial and continued Einstein IRB, BRANY IRB and Central Protocol and Data Management Unit (CPDMU) approval for our site and collaborating institution sites.
  8. Develop appropriate progress reports for the PI, study funding agency and the IRB.
  9. Work with Departmental Administrator to develop and monitor project budgets.
  10. Represent the study at internal and external academic meetings and community events. Act as a liaison to project partners to discuss new procedures that could be implemented.
  11. Facilitate the preparation of conference abstracts, oral presentations, and poster presentations, and participate in the development of manuscripts for publication.
  12. Assist with developing grant applications (new and competing renewals) and project protocols including support for pilot research, literature review, and communication with collaborators and physicians.
  13. Arrange meetings of study partners, develop meeting agendas, and facilitate meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s Degree in related health and/or public health related field
  2. At least 2-5 years of related experience in clinical research and public health

 

Skills and Competencies – 

  1. Outstanding judgment, initiative, and attention to detail are essential. Must be able manage competing priorities.
  2. Must have sufficient copy-writing & editing skills for document, manuscript and grant proposal preparation
  3. Can be relied upon to ensure that activities within areas of specific responsibility are completed in a timely manner and within budget
  4. Outline project goals and time-lines and reviews progress at defined intervals.
  5. Must demonstrate proven knowledge of SPSS, SAS, or other statistical software and ability to perform data management and analysis.
  6. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and have the ability to apply technology to resolve problems.
  7. Ability to work well in a team setting and independently is essential.

 

Scope of Responsibility – 

This position reports to Dr. Haejin In, faulty in the departments of Surgery and Epidemiology & Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. This person will interact with PIs, departmental administrators, finance personnel, as well as research subjects and multicultural community.