Clinical Research Coordinator I - CBCH

Columbia University

United States

August 18, 2021


Clinical Research Coordinator I - CBCH

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  • Requisition no: 516181
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Medicine
  • Grade: Grade 104
  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration

  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
  • Position Summary

    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 Presbyterian Hospital.

    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 clinical spaces
  • Organizing of participant records
  • Performing data entry and cleaning
  • Assisting in the development of strategic plans and study materials for protocol implementation
  • 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 data management/analysis
  • 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 and storage
  • 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 IRB approval
  • Supporting research subject compensation through the PayCard payment program
  • 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 basis
  • 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
  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience.
  • Must speak Spanish fluently.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • 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 preferred.
  • Experience with the public in a service-related or occupational role preferred.
  • Other Requirements

  • Strong interpersonal skills, as well as oral and written communication skills, including a record of work in research settings (e.g., presentations/publications).
  • Experienced in participant-oriented, clinical research.
  • Must be highly organized, with excellent attention to detail and follow-up skills.
  • High technical competence related to the use of research devices.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, launch, and manage research and/or clinical programs.
  • 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 HIPAA.
  • 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 Applications close:

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