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Study Coordinator

Study Coordinator

Job ID 
2018-10833
Campus 
Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date 
2/12/2018
Employee Classification 
Exempt
Department 
Medicine
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

The Study Coordinator will be involved in several HCV-related projects. This position will collaborate with Project Coordinator in all aspects of the Gilead Rise II project to research IDUs with chronic HCV (genotype 1 and 4) to determine rates of adherence and SVR in a cohort of opiate agonist treatment patients initiating treatment with oral DAA combination of sofosbuvir and simeprevir or fixed dose of sofosbuvir and ledipasvir and to determine adherence rates over time in drug usersAlthough the main project assigned will be the Gilead Rise II project, the Project Associate will be expected to travel to various clinical sites, assist with other substance abuse treatment and HCV-related projects, and work with various clinical, administrative, and research staff.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

 List of Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all aspects of the research project with investigators, data managers, and clinical staff
  • Work with Project Director (PD) and Principle Investigators (PI) to create and update study protocols and protocol amendments as needed, including the development of new measures
  • Manage IRB-related activities
  • Create regular reports for the IRB, sponsors, and safety monitoring board
  • Manage and prepare for all research-related visits for patients
  • Work with PD and PI to develop recruitment strategies and manage tracking database
  • Oversee that research visits are carried out consistently with protocols
  • Coordinate data collection, data entry, and data management
  • Managing and analyzing data; perform regular audits to ensure that collected data are complete and accurate, and research protocols are being followed
  • Educate provider and clinical staff on substance abuse treatment and hepatitis C treatment protocols, as well as utilization of AiCure technology
  • Participate in disseminating study findings
  • Assist with preparation and writing of grant proposals
  • Troubleshoot study-related problems
  • Facilitate study-related financial transactions
  • Collaborate with Division Administrative staff to ensure execution of program budgets, proper management of petty cash, consultant contracts and grant proposal submissions
  • Travel to multiple clinical and research sites in the Bronx to conduct and oversee study-related activities and facilitate participant recruitment and follow-up
  • Manage additional pilot research projects as needed
  • 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 at least 2 year of experience on research projects
    • At least 1 year of experience collecting data for research (e.g. conducting interviews, collecting biologic specimens, extracting medical records)
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    Skills and Competencies

     

    • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Word, ACCESS, and Excel
    • 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
    • Able to write scientific documents
    • Detail oriented
    • Knowledge of SPSS, STATA, or SAS preferred
    • Comfort with HCV population (i.e. former/active substance users)
    • Fluency in English and Spanish preferred.