Clinical Research Coordinator I - CBCH
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Requisition no: 516182
Work type: Full Time
Location: Medical Center
Grade: Grade 104
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 research center looking for highly organized, detail-
oriented and enthusiastic candidates to support the patient-oriented research
portfolio of the Center.
Under the direction of the Director of Research Implementation, the Clinical
Research Coordinator I can expect to represent the Center by interacting with
a wide variety of multi-disciplinary personnel at our Center, including study
PIs, research coordinators, data team personnel and administration. S/he must
be able to demonstrate flexibility in workload and work hours to meet critical
deadlines. Further, 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 schedules.
The Clinical Research Coordinator I will work closely with the study PI to
implement multiple grant-funded clinical research projects focused on
hypertension and sleep. Responsibilities will include management of the day-
to-day activities of these clinical research projects and frequent
participant/patient engagement, including with diverse patient populations.
This project is based in a clinical and lab-based setting and projects may
involve collection, management and preparation for processing blood and urine
specimens. The Clinical Research Coordinator I will serve in a patient-facing
role, collecting high-quality study data from research subjects and entering
into study databases.
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.
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 should anticipate the need for flexible work hours to
attain study goals and grant milestones. Candidates may expect work hours to
be scheduled between 6:00 am and 9:00 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 study participants,
collaborating investigators, and clinic personnel.
Working closely with Principal Investigator to implement multiple grants
focused on hypertension and sleep
Recruiting, enrolling and obtaining informed consent of study participants
Administering of standardized questionnaires
Conducting follow-up interviews or sub-study visits over the phone and in
Collecting of urine and/or blood specimens, preparing and delivering
specimens for processing
Utilizing and managing of blood pressure devices and data collection tools
Organizing participant records
Performing data entry and cleaning
Assisting in the development of strategic plans and study materials for
Organizing and participating in weekly research meetings
Creating PowerPoint presentations and preparing and distributing minutes
from study meetings
Collecting data for tracking and evaluation activities and coordinating
Serving as the liaison to offsite research study staff to facilitate
working group meetings and ensuring strong communication
Serving as the liaison to the CUIMC CALM lab for specimen processing and
Serving as the liaison to NYP/Columbia-based clinics including but not
limited to sleep labs
Working closely with the study PI to ensure required reports are prepared,
including progress report submission to funders
Assisting in the submission and maintenance of regulatory documents for
Supporting research subject compensation through the PayCard payment
Assisting PIs in drafting budgets, grants, and manuscripts related to the
Maintaining research study supplies inventory, such as study devices,
specimen collection supplies, blood pressure monitors, office supplies,
and participant compensation cards
Communicating with the study team and Center administration to identify
project needs and meet them to ensure project implementation
Performing other related duties as assigned and requested
Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience,
plus three years of related experience.
Must speak Spanish fluently.
Experience with research data entry.
Experience in REDCap, Qualtrics, FileMaker, Excel or SPSS preferred.
Experience with blood and/or specimen collection and processing
Experience in varied health care settings preferred.
Strong interpersonal skills, as well as oral and written communication
skills, including a record of work in research settings (e.g.,
Experienced in participant-oriented, clinical research.
Must be highly organized, with excellent attention to detail and follow-up
High technical competence related to the use of research devices.
Leadership roles in occupational, academic, or community settings.
Must have strong background in grant policies, good clinical practice, and
Must be competent in Microsoft Office, and proficient in Excel.
Must be able to work independently, as well as perform as part of a team.
Must demonstrate flexibility and willingness to adjust schedule to meet
project demands and critical deadlines, including availability for early
morning, late evening or potentially weekend hours.
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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