The Taub Institute for Research on the Aging Brain is seeking a Project Coordinator for genetic studies of Alzheimer???s Disease in minority populations. The Project Coordinator assists in the day-to-day operations of clinical research protocol implementation, and carries out study coordination duties from protocol initiation to study close-out according to regulatory/sponsor guidelines. The incumbent works closely with study team members and other staff/faculty/study sites to ensure study participant safety and adherence to approved protocols, help with study-related administrative tasks, facilitate across-the-board flow of information, and coordinate study activities and personnel.
Study activities will entail screening potential study participants for eligibility, setting up assessment of study participants, collecting biological samples and relevant clinical data from multiple sources, and organization of and participation in community outreach activities to increase awareness of and interest in genetic research among underserved populations. In addition, the Project Coordinator will monitor protocol implementation and study progress, will keep investigators apprised of study progress, and will handle IRB protocols for the study.
The Taub Institute for Research on the Aging Brain at Columbia University is a world-leader in research of neurodegenerative diseases and the nucleus of a dynamic, translational, multidisciplinary endeavor bringing together Columbia University researchers and clinicians to uncover the causes of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other age-related brain diseases. It is renowned for its large-scale research cohorts of neurodegenerative disorders, which include various population and family-based large-scale datasets of various ancestries with deep phenotyping including clinical, neuroimaging, and fluid biomarker phenotypes.
Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus two years of related experience.
Phlebotomy experience preferred
Candidates who have community outreach or education experience with underserved populations are preferred
Prior clinical research experience is preferred
Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail
Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines
Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion
Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment
Proficiency in Microsoft office
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.