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The Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine is seeking a Study Coordinator - Nutrition Intervention/Attention Control for a funded NIH research project, Multicultural Healthy Diet to Reduce Cognitive Decline & Alzheimer Disease Risk (MHD), a randomized clinical trial designed to assess the impact of a diet to reduce cognitive decline and Alzheimer Disease risk using state-of–the-art approaches including smartphone-based assessments of diet and cognition. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a dynamic team using cutting edge approaches to reduce cognitive decline.
The Study Coordinator for Nutrition Intervention/Attention Control will be responsible for performing the day-to-day activities on site at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. For MHD, he or she will be responsible for coordinating the intervention and attention control arms of the study.
Ensure adherence to study protocol and monitor quality control aspects of the study
Coordinate and track activities related to IRB submission for the intervention components of the study
Assist in supervision of non-managerial staff, e.g. interns.
Assist in preparation of reports relating to enrollment of participants in intervention or attention control sessions for submission to Data Safety Monitoring Board and NIH progress reports.
Help participants achieve the goals of either arm of the study using developed curriculum on the Comparison or Intervention arm of the study—whichever is assigned.
Maintain a tracking data base for enrollment of participants into the group session and phone calls relating to nutrition intervention or attention controlAttend weekly or as needed study meetings with investigators and other staff
Interact with a multi-disciplinary team of investigators, study coordinators for recruitment and assessment
Help develop the curriculum for the intervention & attention control under supervision of the principal investigator.
Bachelor’s degree required; Masters’ degree in relevant area preferred.
Preferred Major Field of Study: Nutrition, Health Promotion, Counseling, Public Health or related field required.
Experience Requirement for the position: 1-2 years preferred.
Certifications, Licensing or Specialized Training: Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
Skills & Competencies:
Flexible schedule is required to meet the needs of the participants, including working weekends 1-2 Saturdays/month, if needed. Research experience preferred.
Ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision
Must be proficient with various computer software and applications. The candidate should be a leader who is personable, a self-starter, able to multi-task, dependable and extremely well organized and detail-oriented.