The Department of Pediatrics is seeking Research Coordinator to join our team in a full time position. Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Pediatrics is a world leader in providing care for children. Our mission areas include Healthcare, Education and Research. We offer care for our patients in over 25 specialty areas as well as individualized care for complex cases. Our Residency, Fellowship and Graduate programs are among the best in the Nation. Our Clinical, Translational and Basic Science research features collaborations across specialties and stretches from the bench to bedside. We also have several active Clinical trials available to our patients. This position will support the department by providing clinically oriented research in hospital, office, and lab settings for a randomized controlled trial examining the effects of a high nurture family intervention on premature human infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. Additionally, we are examining the physiology of mother-infant interactions. This is an opportunity for anyone who is interested in translational research, clinical training and exposure to a multidisciplinary environment.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Research Coordinator will assist with study recruitment, data entry, conducting follow-up visits at the hospital, collecting saliva, EEG and ECG data.
Responsible for coding infants' and mothers' behavior using established coding schemes.
In addition to various administrative duties, the applicant will assist in providing input for grant and paper writing, and attend meetings with collaborators.
Coordinates data management and other aspects of clinical research protocols being conducted through the Nurture Science. This includes review of research protocols and determination data management requirement for each patient enrolled; interacts with the regulatory office to maintain regulatory documents and administrative files for each protocol.
Work with the research nurse and Principal Investigators to confirm that each patient meets eligibility criteria specified for protocols and enrollment into clinical trials. Both patient and regulatory research records will be maintained. This involves working in conjunction with the study team to gather all required data and relevant clinical information.
Will work with various departments, physicians and labs, including outside hospitals, to ensure accuracy and timely retrieval of data. Must confer with all members of the clinical team to confirm appropriateness and timeliness of tests.
Responsible for collecting follow-up data on patients post-treatment as required by the protocol.
Submits monthly reports to clinical protocol office, track patient enrollment and payments for sponsored protocols. The incumbent will also be required to enter research data into a centralized database program.
Any other related duties as assigned.
Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus two years of related experience.
Must be able to work on nights and weekends when necessary.
Statistical programs/database management is looked upon favorably. Experience with collecting, cleaning and analyzing physiological data using Biopac, GMark and MatLab is highly preferred. Experience using and developing behavioral coding systems.
Excellent organizational, communication and analytical skills.
Interpersonal skills, ability to learn quickly, lead, and take initiative, ability to take directions and work in a team, and ability to work in a highly creative, fast paced environment. The applicant should also be flexible, have strong attention to detail, and be a self-starter.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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