Research Coordinator

Job ID
2020-12775
Campus
Bronx
Posting Date
1 month ago(5/28/2020 1:58 PM)
Employee Classification
Exempt
Department
Medicine
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the project with investigators, data managers, study coordinator and other staff.
  • Work with Principal Investigator (PI) to develop and update study protocols, including the data collection tools/case report forms, 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.
  • Travel to India approximately twice a year to train research team members in India and other study related activities
  • Coordinate conference calls for the India research staff, the US-based team meetings and the monthly investigator meetings.
  • Develop study databases using REDCap and/other platforms and work with India based data managers
  • Securely manage and maintain study data; monitor online data/analytics
  • Oversee research visits and online data collection by Indian research staff and troubleshoot challenges that emerge
  • Perform regular audits to ensure that collected data are complete and accurate, and research protocols are being followed.
  • Assist in drafting reports, preparing conference abstracts, and presentations related to the project.
  • Develop regular reports for the IRB, NIH, clinicaltrials.gov
  • Assist the PI in the management of the study budget, tracking of subcontract invoices from collaborating institutions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience and Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in public health, clinical research, or related field and 3-5 years of experience required.
  • At least two years of experience collecting data for research (e.g. conducting interviews, surveys, extracting clinical records, managing data).  

 

Skills and Competencies

  • As the nature of the work is collaborative and community-engaged with the Einstein team based in New York and the India based team, a strong capacity to work as part of team, cross-cultural humility/sensitivity, and effective interpersonal skills are required.
  • As part of a team, must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities, work independently with minimal supervision, and adhere to study protocols.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, familiarity with database and statistical software (REDcap, Endnote, STATA/SAS), and social media analytics
  • Able to write scientific documents
  • Fluency in English and at least spoken Hindi

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.

 

We have also been recognized by Forbes as one of the country's best midsize employers in 2019. Forbes ranked Einstein in the top overall nationally among midsize employers. Einstein ranked 3rd within the education category in New York State and 9th nationally among all midsize education employers.

 

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.

 

The Research Coordinator will work full-time on a new 5-year NIH-funded mHealth (social  media based) clinical trial and other ongoing socio-behavioral and clinical studies of HIV prevention/treatment among sexual and gender minority populations, both domestically and abroad in India. Specifically, the new 5-year study will test an online intervention to examine the impact on HIV testing rates and status-neutral linkage-to-care (either PrEP/prevention or HIV treatment) for sexual minority men in Mumbai, India in partnership with a local community based organization. Data will be collected from online surveys, messaging app analytics, website analytics, laboratory testing data, and clinical care records and research visits.

 

Other ongoing studies include a longitudinal cohort study seeking to identify modifiable mediators of intersectional stigma among Hijra/transgender women and sexual minority men newly diagnosed with HIV based in Delhi and ongoing domestic studies of PrEP use in the Bronx and the US.

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