The overall objective of this position is to obtain informed consent to participate in research studies, including a COVID-19 surveillance study. Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Clinical Research Coordinator will obtain informed consent, coordinate self-collection of biospecimens (i.e., saliva, nasal swab), and administer study questionnaires to be used for future research purposes. New patients will be approached through a combination of remote recruitment through REDCap and in-person recruitment through outpatient clinics. The coordinator will serve as the primary contact for research participants, study sponsors, Principal/ co-investigators, and other study staff.
The CRC will work with investigators, study staff, the CUIMC institutional review board (IRB), research study sponsors and federal regulatory agencies to assure compliance with study protocols, data documentation, and reporting requirements. S/he will perform other related duties as assigned.
Review and develop a familiarity with protocols, e.g., study proceedings and timelines, inclusion and exclusion criteria, confidentiality, privacy protections.
Interact with potential participants through phone/email or in-person.
Participate in weekly meetings with the enrollment and laboratory team.
Enter and track all patient data into appropriate data collection systems.
Obtain informed consent through REDCap or in-person.
Responsible for coordination of biospecimen collection (i.e., saliva, nasal swab).
Assess and report barriers to recruitment.
Assist with development and implementation of recruitment strategies.
Aid in the development of protocol specific standard operation procedures.
Manage all aspects of local regulatory requirements.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent plus two years of related experience
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work with diverse populations
Strong time management skills and attention to detail
Ability to make decisions, and multitask
Clinical research experience
Participation in medical surveillance program
Contact with patients and/or human research subjects
Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure
Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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