• Research Coordinator

    Posting Date 2 months ago(6/1/2018 9:53 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-11121
    Campus
    Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
    Employee Classification
    Exempt
    Department
    Medicine
    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 Research Coordinator will work full-time on a 4-year NIH-funded study to examine how prescription opioid use, misuse, and addiction are associated with HIV outcomes in HIV-infected adults with chronic pain. This project is being conducted in ten clinical sites in the Bronx. The study follows 250 patient participants over a 12-month period, and includes a survey of 60 HIV providers. Data will be collected from medical records and research visits. Research visits include computerized interviews, physical function assessments, and blood and urine collection.

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Manage the day-to-day operations of the project with investigators, data managers, study coordinators and clinical staff.
    • Work with Principal Investigator (PI) to develop and update study protocols, including the development of new measures, and preparing protocol amendments to the Institutional Review Board as needed.
    • Work with PI to develop recruitment strategies and manage tracking database; prepare regular reports for the PI about recruitment and tracking.
    • Hire, train and supervise a Study Coordinator
    • Coordinate meetings with study partners and represent the study at site meetings.
    • Partner with IT and data programmer/manager to develop study databases.
    • Securely manage and maintain study data
    • Perform regular audits to ensure that collected data are complete and accurate, and research protocols are being followed.
    • Conduct research visits; collect and test urine specimens; collect and transport blood specimens; conduct physical assessments; supervise participant computer-assisted self-interviews.
    • Extract and examine medical records.
    • Assist in drafting reports, preparing conference abstracts, and presentations related to the project.
    • Develop regular reports for the IRB and NIH.
    • Maintain supply and records of study incentives and travel vouchers.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Experience and Educational Background:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in public health, clinical epidemiology or related field and 3-5 years of experience required. Master's Degree preferred.
    • Three to Five years of related experience (e.g. conducting interviews, collecting biologic specimens, extracting medical records). Experience working with similar populations preferred.

     

    Skills and Competencies

    • As part of a team, must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities, work independently with minimal supervision, and adhere to study protocol.
    • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Word, ACCESS, Excel, and SAS or Stata.
    • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills; detail oriented.
    • Able to write scientific documents.
    • Fluency in English and Spanish preferred.

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