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- Requisition no: 519057
- Work type: Full Time
- Location: Medical Center
- School/Department: Medicine
- Grade: Grade 103
- Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)
- Job Type: Officer of Administration
- Bargaining Unit: N/A
- Regular/Temporary: Regular
- End Date if Temporary: N/A
- Hours Per Week: 35
- Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
We are an innovative research entity within the Division of Cardiology looking for highly organized, detail-oriented and enthusiastic candidates to support the patient-oriented research portfolio of the Center. S/he/they 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 (CRC) will work with the Principal Investigator (PI) and the research team to manage the day-to-day activities of an innovative clinical research portfolio involving participant engagement. Collaborating with a variety of institutional and Center-wide teams, as well as performing independently, s/he/they will lead the implementation of complex, standard protocols involving administering questionnaires, and measurement of blood pressure and other physiological parameters, including blood and urine specimen collection. The CRC will ensure eligibility criteria, 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; coordinate with outside labs to secure study visit space and services; organize team meetings and provide necessary administrative support to meet the goals of the projects.
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 PI and research team to implement multiple grants focused on hypertension and sleep
- Recruitment, enrollment and informed consent of study participants
- Administration of standardized questionnaires
- Conducting follow-up interviews or sub-study visits over the phone and in clinical settings
- Collection of urine and/or blood specimens, preparing and delivering specimens for processing
- Utilization and management of blood pressure devices and data collection tools
- Organization of participant records
- Data entry and cleaning
- Assisting in the development of strategic plans and study materials for protocol implementation
- Organizing and participating in weekly research meetings
- Creation of PowerPoint presentations and preparation and distribution of minutes from study meetings
- Collecting data for tracking and evaluation activities and coordinating data management/analysis
- Serving as the liaison to offsite research study staff to facilitate working group meetings and ensuring strong communication
- Serving as the liaison to research labs for specimen processing and storage
- 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 IRB approval
- Supporting research subject compensation through the PayCard and/or e-gift card payment program
- 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 two 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 urine specimen collection and processing procedures.
- 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.
- 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.
- Leadership roles in occupational, academic, or community settings.
- 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: Oct 04 2021 Eastern Daylight Time