Clinical Research Coordinator - CBCH
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Requisition no: 516173
Work type: Full Time
Location: Medical Center
Grade: Grade 103
Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)
Job Type: Officer of Administration
End Date if Temporary:
Hours Per Week: 35
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
We are an innovative, collaborative, interdisciplinary research entity looking
for a highly organized, detail-oriented, equity-driven, and enthusiastic
candidate to support the patient-oriented research portfolio of the Center for
Behavioral Cardiovascular Health (CBCH). We anticipate developing new
studies and research directions, so ideal candidates will be able to adapt to
a fast-paced environment with evolving responsibilities, workloads and work
Under the direction of the Project Coordinator II and Director of Research
Implementation, the Clinical Research Coordinator will collaborate on the day-
to-day activities of several clinical research projects involving
participant/patient engagement, including diverse patient populations.
Collaborating with a variety of study teams, as well as performing
independently, they will facilitate the implementation of standard protocols;
track, collect and validate research data, coordinate with data management
staff to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate electronic data capture
systems; manage electronic study files; and provide necessary administrative
support to meet the goals of individual projects and sub-projects.
At CBCH our goal is to work together as a collective (faculty, admin, and
staff) to advance shared values and goals; with the ultimate aim of
developing and implementing concrete steps to combat institutional racism and
promote social justice.
Clinical Research Coordinators can expect to manage at least one sub-study or
component element of a project. In collaboration with the Project Coordinator
II, they will be responsible for providing leadership through the development
and implementation of strategic plans to enhance enrollment/utilization of
tracking devices, assessment of trends, identification of areas for
improvement and evaluating success in meeting sub-study/component metrics.
Dissemination of consort diagrams and presentations at team multi-disciplinary
meetings are expected. Excellent written and verbal communication, appropriate
for diverse study team members is an expectation of the role.
Candidates should anticipate the need to work both on site (in the research
office and in clinical spaces), as well as remotely. Staff who work in
clinical spaces will have the option of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine through
Columbia. Candidates may anticipate involvement in the conduct of NIH,
foundation or pilot funded studies within the Center, recruiting participants
from the NYP-WC Emergency Department, clinical units and/or community setting.
Candidates should anticipate the need for flexible work hours to attain study
goals and grant milestones. Candidates may expect work hours to be scheduled
between 7:00 am and 8:30 pm and occasionally on weekends, varying from week-
to-week depending upon study and grant needs. Candidates should be comfortable
in a team-oriented, collaborative work culture with frequent bilingual
interactions in both English and Spanish with patients, families, physicians
and other members of the health care team.
Candidates will serve as a liaison for the Principal Investigator,
collaborating with caregiving physicians to identify Acute Coronary Syndrome
and Stroke inpatients for eligible for recruitment into studies and related
sub studies, focusing on understanding the impact of hospitalization on
physical and mental health, activity, quality of life and overall wellbeing.
Candidates may also represent the investigator as they interface with
outpatient clinicians, advocates and community-based personnel on additional
projects focused on both healthy persons and individuals with other medical
Candidates may be asked to support additional funded and pilot projects within
the Center as needs evolve. Candidates will be expected to have excellent
rapport with participants and other research coordinators, faculty and staff
at the Center and in our clinical work environments. Candidates may perform
other related duties as required.
Recruit, enroll and obtain informed consent of study participants
Administer standardized questionnaires (some with sensitive questions)
Conduct follow-up interviews or sub-study visits on-site or in the
Collect physiologic measures
Utilize and manage electronic monitoring devices and data collection tools
Organize participant records
Maintain case report forms (CRFs)
Perform data entry and cleaning
Create consort diagrams and reports
Facilitate participant compensation
Maintain research supply inventory
Upkeep general equipment
Obtain medical records and/or study related data from outside institutions
Collect high quality research data through analysis of issues associated
with the conduct of questionnaires, utilization of devices, and assessment
of the degree of participant burden through frequent, formal and informal
communication with investigators
Perform other duties as assigned and requested
Requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and
experience, plus two years of related experience.
Research experience preferred
Leadership roles in academic or community settings
Experience with research data entry and/or SPSS preferred
Experience with elderly population preferred
Experience with the public in a service-related or occupational role
Must speak Spanish fluently
Flexible hours (shifts between 7:00 am -8:30 pm) required.
Able to adapt to flexible work environments (office, clinical area,
community outreach, home visits)
Able to demonstrate flexibility in workload/work hours to meet critical
Excellent phone, interpersonal and written communication skills.
Able to multitask in a diverse and demanding environment with frequently
Proactive, extremely organized and detail-oriented.
Strong record of interpersonal engagement.
Able to demonstrate the ability to balance both working independently and
Strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Must successfully complete systems training requirements.
Participation in medical surveillance program.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Applications open: Jul 13 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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