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Senior Research Coordinator

NYU School of Medicine


Location:
New York, New York
Date:
05/24/2017
2017-05-242017-06-23
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Job Details

NYU Langone is one of the nation’s premier academic medical centers that includes five hospitals (Tisch Hospital, Rusk Rehabilitation, Hospital for Joint Diseases, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York, and NYU Lutheran Medical Center) and more than 200 ambulatory locations across the New York metropolitan area. It also includes NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. Our trifold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved daily through an integrated academic culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education, and research. Learn more about NYU Langone.

 Position Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Senior Research Coordinator. 

In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for initiating, coordinating and managing research studies conducted at the Medical Center and overseeing the financial and protocol development for the assigned studies. The candidate will assist with managing the recruitment process (develops advertising strategy, contacts media outlets and negotiate rates and monitor deadlines for submission of materials), enrollment, grant submissions, and study coordination, performing intra-operative monitoring and serve as liaison with internal and external funding agencies. The candidate will also ensure the accurate execution of research protocols in accordance with Good Clinical Practices, HIPAA and required obligations to patient/subject, Principal Investigator, research team and the sponsor. This position interfaces directly with patients/subjects and the Principal Investigator in support of the clinical trials if applicable and provides guidance to Research support staff. This candidate will work autonomously and with limited oversight.

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as required.
  • Provides guidance, training and leadership to less experienced staff. May have input into staff evaluations.
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving Combines and evaluates information and data to make decisions about relative importance of information and choosing the best solution to solve problems. Resolves complex situations based on established policies and procedures and refers non solved issues and questions to the supervisor.
  • Grants – Administers preparation of grant applications and other grants related activities such as developing grants applications/proposals and fund raising activities if applicable. Collects and organizes required paperwork for submission if required for the grant. Follow up and coordinates resolution of all issues progress reports to the sponsors to fund medical research in the division.
  • Project Management – Oversees planning/management of study activities and of multiple projects as assigned. Reviews progress of projects and initiate appropriate actions to achieve target objectives.
  • Reporting and Data Analysis Prepares progress reports to funding agencies and presentations to sponsoring and regulatory agencies. Prepares and provides reports to all necessary parties (e.g., the principal investigator, sponsoring agency, etc.) on the progress of the study as needed. Recommends changes/additions to established data fields. Analyses data collected, formulates, prepares database and generates a complete measurement report for review by the director. May oversee staff assigned to this responsibility.
  • NYU Office of Clinical Trials/IRB If applicable, oversee the submission of necessary documents required by the NYU Institutional Board (IRB), NYU Office of Clinical Trials in order to obtain approval to conduct human subjects research. Secures accurate signatures and forwards documents and/or forms to appropriate destination. Ensures the accurate execution of research protocols in accordance with Good Clinical Practices, HIPAA and required obligations to patient/subject, Principal Investigator, research team and the sponsor. Monitors any outward effects or issues regarding patient/subject safety and reports this to the appropriate party. Might oversee the monthly enrollment statistics submission to the Office of Clinical Trials, and provides other information in timely manner, as necessary.
  • Financial/Protocol Development Develops draft budget, monitors budget throughout trial and recommends staffing levels based on reviewed protocol. Reviews sponsor-proposed budget for adequate coverage and recommends changes as appropriate. Develops draft and final budgets together with study/project leader. Preparation of funding reports to funding agencies. Might identify new potential sponsors/agents for trials and researches and participate in the development of protocols as assigned.
  • Continuous Learning – Position requires ongoing continuing education in all areas of research development (training programs are provided through the SOM). Promotes own professional growth and development in research role and maintains current expertise in area of practice. Maintains annual requirement of 10 CEUs in continuing research education; employee must demonstrate proof of ongoing research education. Serves as a resource to peers and works collaboratively with other disciplines within the area of expertise.
  • Clinical Competency – competency in performing EKG, phlebotomy technique, centrifuge, handling, storing and shipping of specimens. Clinical training and didactic competency tests may be required to perform basic procedures as part of position expectations. In house training and certification will be provided. Other trainings and competencies may be included as required.
  • Recruitment – Manages the recruitment process for study/program. Screens potential patients/subjects for eligibility to the study. This may include gathering information from the medical record, physician referral, advertisement and directly scheduling a visit to evaluate the patient/subject. Reviews all the elements of the screening process with the Principal Investigator that being: inclusion/exclusion criteria, completed informed consent, documentation of the event and the patient/subject willingness to participate in the study.
  • Research Activities – Collects patient information for the research project(s). This may include abstraction of data from the patient chart (e.g., laboratory or diagnostic test results, surgical/radiation treatments delivered, adverse drug reactions, etc); abstraction of data for publications, or data collection from outside physicians offices. Uses tools to facilitate data collection (e.g. calendars, schedules, tracking logs, etc). Audits and updates the database or the case report forms. Conducts study visits, obtains and documents information within the time frame specified. Research, collects, compiles and conducts preliminary analyses of data, statistics, and other materials for reports. Conduct preliminary analysis.
  • Study Regulations Maintains awareness of study regulatory status and keeps an up to date copy of regulatory documents. Assists with the informed consent process and ensure that the patient/subject fully understands what is required of them throughout the study. Follows through regularly with the patient/subjects and reminds them of visits and compliance.
  • Human Subjects Research As applicable, updates and submits necessary documents required by the NYU Institutional Board (IRB), NYU Office of Clinical Trials and any other appropriate parties in order to obtain approval to conduct human subjects research. Secures accurate signatures and forwards documents and/or forms to appropriate destination. Might prepare and submit monthly enrollment statistics to the Office of Clinical Trials and provide other information in timely manner, as necessary.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • To qualify you must have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in health care administration or related discipline.
  • Minimum of four years progressively responsible related experience coordinating clinical/research trials studies.
  • Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as World, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Familiar with Internet applications.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, and strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels of management and work and communicate effectively with both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently.
  • Commitment to continuous learning as required by department administration.
  • Ability to make decisions independently.
  • Ability to manage time, multi task and prioritize work.
  • Strong understanding and knowledge base of coordination requirements associated with clinical/research trials.
  • Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems and ability to work well under pressure.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Certification is preferred (required in some disciplines).
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology is preferred.
  • Experience working in an Academic Medical Center preferred.

 

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you’ll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.


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