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 Project Coordinator II 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, so ideal candidates will be able to adapt to a fast-paced environment with evolving responsibilities, workloads and work schedules.
The Project Coordinator II will direct the operation of a suite of NIH-funded clinical research projects focused on acute cardiovascular events (e.g., heart attack, stroke), the clinical environment of the emergency department (ED), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These projects are based in clinical settings including the CUIMC/NYP ED, the Milstein Hospital, and the Allen Hospital. Further, the Project Coordinator II 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.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
supervising the project staff; including orienting, assigning, scheduling, and counseling project members, and communicating job expectations
developing strategic plans for protocol implementation
organizing and participating in weekly research meetings
participating in the development of study materials
collecting data for tracking and evaluation activities and coordinating data management/analysis
ensuring required reports are prepared, including progress report submission to funders
submitting and maintaining regulatory documents for IRB approval
monitoring project budgets
supporting research subject compensation through the PayCard payment program
assisting Principal Investigators in drafting budgets, grants, and manuscripts related to the research project
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, 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 three years of related experience.
Must speak Spanish fluently.
Master's degree in health-related field.
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.
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.
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