• Study Coordinator - Casual

    Posting Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    2018-11405
    Campus
    Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
    Employee Classification
    Exempt
    Department
    Family and Social Medicine
    Position Type
    Regular Part-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.

     

    Program Description:

     

    CHALO!—“Child Health Action to Lower Obesity and Oral health risk” (from a Hindi word that means “Let’s get going!”) is a five year research study funded by the National Institutes of Minority Health and Health disparities. The project focuses on maternal empowerment and early childhood health risks associated with feeding and oral health in South Asian immigrant communities. The Project is directed by Drs. Alison Karasz and Karen Bonuck at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Research partners include a local nonprofit organization, Sapna NYC, and researchers at Columbia University, Rutgers University and other institutions.

     

    CHALO! Includes three components: a descriptive study designed to understand the root causes of risky child feeding practices in South Asian immigrant families; a home visit intervention carried out by community health workers, and a community dissemination project to raise awareness about child feeding and health risks in the South Asian community in New York and New Jersey.

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

    We are seeking a Bengali speaking study coordinator who will be responsible for supporting overall project work. This includes: conducting literature reviews and background research; developing annotated bibliographies; helping with the organization and analysis of research data;  assisting in writing and editing research reports, articles and other writing projects; preparation of materials for meetings and conferences and other study materials; other administrative tasks as needed. Potential for co-authorship on reports and scientific publications. 

    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Work with Principal Investigator to refine and finalize research protocols, draft study questionnaires and data collection tools;
    • Assist Investigators in writing, preparing and submitting grant applications;
    • Coordinate IRB applications under supervision of PI
    • Coordinate data safety oversight with under supervision of PIs
    • Coordinates between collaborating organizations and/or other research and/or educational institutions.
    • Oversee adherence to research protocols in obtaining informed consent, data collection and management and participant confidentiality;
    • Provide regular data reports to investigator;
    • Recruit, maintain and develop relationships with community partner recruitment sites
    • Support aspects of project implementation, including budgetary, personnel, and data management.
    • Purchasing supplies and negotiates with vendors
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Project Investigators.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    QUALIFICATIONS 

    • BA/BS in a social science (anthropology, sociology, psychology, public health) or health field required; Master’s degree preferred.
    • Fluency in Bengali required; Fluency in Hindi and Urdu a plus
    • Strong writing, research, analysis, communication, organizational skills
    • Ability to work independently and multi-task required 
    • Flexibility is essential.
    • The ideal candidate has the ability to work in both collaborative and self-directed situations.
    • 1-2 years of research study coordination experience.

    SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: 

    • Knowledge of standard data analysis packages (e.g. SPSS, NVivo) is desirable
    • Empirical research skills, as demonstrated by prior research projects or employment experience
    • Social justice perspective and understanding of fundamental concepts of health disparities
    • Experience with MS Office, Word, Excel, and Outlook is necessary.

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