Clinical Research Coordinator I - CBCH
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Requisition no: 516181
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, including upper levels of
institutional management at Columbia and New York Presbyterian Hospital. 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, including the implementation of an Actigraphy and Accelerometry
Reading Center, 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 offer some administrative support to
Center PIs to facilitate and ensure strong communication between multi-
disciplinary personnel, both internal and external to Columbia and New York
The Clinical Research Coordinator I, in conjunction with the PI, will assist
in directing the operation of multiple NIH-funded clinical research projects
focused on cardiovascular health (e.g., heart attack, stroke, hypertension),
sedentary behavior, physical activity assessment and analysis of actigraphy
and accelerometry data. These projects are based in both clinical and
laboratory settings, as well as virtually with data being collected at
research sites outside of Columbia University Medical Center. 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.
Further, the Clinical Research Coordinator I will be responsible for the
direct supervision of the research staff implementing these 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.
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 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 study participants,
collaborating investigators, and clinic personnel.
Supervising the project staff including orienting, assigning, scheduling,
and counseling project members, and communicating job expectations
Working closely with Principal Investigators to develop an Actigraphy Core
within our Center to serve as an actigraphy and accelerometry reading
center for Columbia-based and externally-based research studies
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
Organizing of 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 preparation and distribution of
minutes from study meetings
Collecting data for tracking and evaluation activities and coordinating
Working closely with CBCH Data Team personnel to assist in the management
and implementation of data cleaning, coding and analysis activities
Serving as the liaison to off site research study staff to facilitate
working group meetings and ensuring strong communication
Serving as the liaison to the CUIMC CTSA Bionutrition lab to secure meals
for the laboratory-based studies
Serving as the liaison to the CUIMC CALM lab for blood specimen processing
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
Working closely with the head(s) of other Center projects to ensure
allocation of joint resources and personnel
Maintaining research study supplies inventory, such as study devices,
phlebotomy supplies, meal inventory, 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
Managing daily tasks related to the Principal Investigator
Coordinating and scheduling scientific conferences, on an as-needed basis
Coordinating schedules and making travel arrangements, on an as-needed
Assisting in the reconciliation and management of invoices and receipts
from scientific conferences and travel, on an as-needed basis
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 in varied health care settings preferred.
Experience working with older adults (65+) in healthcare settings
Experience with the public in a service-related or occupational role
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.
Demonstrated ability to develop, launch, and manage research and/or
Demonstrated ability to direct a multi-disciplinary or varied constituency
group toward a common goal.
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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