• Study Coordinator

    Posting Date 4 months ago(3/26/2018 3:29 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-10932
    Campus
    Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
    Employee Classification
    Exempt
    Department
    Medicine - Administration
    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

    The Study Coordinator will be a part of a team at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and collaborate with the Principal Investigators (PIs) and Project Director (PD) in all aspects of two Hepatitis C (HCV)-related projects. The first project is a NIH funded study to develop and test a peer intervention to increase linkage HCV treatment following release from jail. The second project is a Merck funded study utilizing artificial intelligence technology (AiCure) via smartphone to improve medication adherence for patients initiating HCV treatment. Additionally, the coordinator will be involved in other projects related to HCV, people who inject drugs (PWID), and their intersection with the criminal justice system. Research related visits will include qualitative interviews, computerized interviews, online surveys, adherence counts, medical chart extraction, and extracting data from online sources. The Study Coordinator may also be involved in additional pilot projects.

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

    List of Responsibilities

    • Assist the Principal Investigators (PIs) and PD to 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 other agencies as needed.
    • Coordinate meetings with study partners, and represent the study at community engagement and networking meetings.
    • Assist PIs and PD to develop recruitment strategies and manage tracking database.
    • Oversee that research visits are carried out consistently with protocols.
    • Coordinate data collection and data management.
    • Help manage and analyze 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 grant proposals.
    • Troubleshoot study-related problems.
    • Facilitate study-related financial transactions.
    • Assist the Division Administrative staff to ensure execution of program budgets, subcontracts, consultant contracts, and grant proposal submissions.
    • Travel to multiple clinical and research sites in New York City to conduct and oversee study-related activities and facilitate participant recruitment and follow-up.
    • Once or twice weekly evening hours may be required for meetings for a portion of the study (for about 12 weeks).
    • Other duties as assigned

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

     

    Experience and Educational Background

     

    • Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, psychology, public health, or related field and at least 1-2 years experience with managing research projects; Master’s Degree preferred.
    • At least one year of experience collecting data for research (e.g. conducting interviews, analyzing data)
    • Some experience with qualitative research

    Skills and Competencies

     

    • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • 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
    • Proficient Internet skills
    • Fluency in English (Fluency in English and Spanish preferred)

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