New York State Psychiatry Institute
  • 02-Oct-2020 to 23-Oct-2020 (EST)
  • PI- Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $43,620 (including location pay)
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits package according to percentage of full-time effort.


The Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology is looking to hire a Study Coordinator (full-time) to provide research study support for NIH-funded clinical trial studies focused on mood disorders and suicide risk. A substantial portion of the job duties will take place in the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) psychiatric emergency department.

Position requires a highly organized person to manage detailed information in a research environment. Strong communication, computer skills, and comfort with clinical, including emergency department, situations are required.
 

Duties/Responsibilities:

Study Coordinator (full-time) to provide research study support for NIH-funded clinical trial studies focused on mood disorders and suicide risk. A substantial portion of the job duties will take place in the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) psychiatric emergency department.

Position requires a highly organized person to manage detailed information in a research environment. Strong communication, computer skills, and comfort with clinical, including emergency department, situations are required.

Must be able to interact with and relate to patients with sensitivity and empathy. Key duties include:

1) Recruitment, initial screening interviews of suicidal/depressed potential participants in the psychiatric emergency department; the coordinator will also be trained to and perform blood-drawing and obtain electrocardiograms, urine and saliva samples for medical screening and research.

2) Coordinating subject interviews related to study participation; some of these may occur via telemedicine platforms (e.g. zoom, webex) and/or via surveys on laptop computers or tablets

3) Maintaining subject charts and documentation regarding study participation

4) Ensuring complete data collection related to study participation and payment of subject compensation per protocol

5) Assist in compliance with Institutional Review Board (IRB) regarding research protocols.

6) Assist in analyzing data and writing research papers and/or grant applications.

Supervised by the Principal Investigator, this position will:

1. Assist with participant recruitment in the CUIMC psychiatric emergency department

2. Assist study psychiatrists and raters with screening potential subjects, preparation and facilitation of in-person or remote evaluations, and coordinating all patient-related scheduling for raters and psychiatrists

3. Work with raters and study psychiatrists to facilitate informed consent process

4. Perform phlebotomy, electrocardiogram, pregnancy testing and collection of saliva and other research lab samples

5. Monitor for complete data collection; track and contact patients for interviews

6. Assist with analysis and preparation of data and reports.

7. Organize and monitor clinical charts and research database for completeness and accuracy

8. Communicate with study personnel, emergency department,  inpatient unit staff, and pharmacy as needed

9. Prepare and distribute agendas, meeting notices, meeting minutes, etc.

10. Attend study meetings, teleconferences as required

11. Other study-related tasks

12. Adhere to hospital staff procedures and personal protective equipment for reducing risk of COVID-19 infection

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

1. Bachelor's degree in psychology, biology, neuroscience, or related field preferred

Experience/Skills:

1. Excellent organizational, time-management and interpersonal skills

2. Strong writing and verbal communication skills

3. Strong attention to detail and communication by email, phone, text, etc.

4. Good MS Office skills, including Excel, and general computer skills; programming skills a plus

5. Good problem-solving skills; ability to work as part of a team and independently.

Preferred qualifications:

1. Experience in conduct of clinical research and/or clinical experience.

2. Interest in working with patients; interest in research and writing research papers.

Note: This position requires extensive contact with patients with mood disorders and suicidality in a psychiatric emergency department and inpatient unit willingness to work in these settings, and ability to establish rapport with patients and staff are essential

Training & Experience:
Prior clinical research experience in college or after a plus.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Requirements:
Proficient in Excel, SPSS or other statistical software; prior experience working with human subjects preferred.

Certification in phlebotomy a plus; willingness to become certified and perform research blood-draws, urine and saliva sampling required.

 

To Apply:       Submit a resume and cover letter on our website at: https://nyspi.applicantpro.com/jobs/ . Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.

 

The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

 

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