The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Full Time Project Coordinator to work in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation within the Integrative Therapies Program. 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. The Program Coordinator will contribute to a newly established nutritional global health program. The specific aim of these studies is to evaluate the association of nutritional status on clinical outcomes in children located in low- and middle income countries (LMICs).
Reporting to the principal investigator, the Project Coordinator will:
Develop, adopt, and implement the protocols of the study, including subject recruitment/follow-up and data collection.
S/he will supervise data collectors/research assistants in collaborating countries (India, Brazil, Nicaragua) and oversee the recruitment of human subjects;
Establish quality control measures;
Format the writing of protocols and consents for collaborating institutions.
Will write study reports and communicate findings to researchers and study participants
Will cultivate and maintain relationships with each of the collaborating sites.
S/he will ensure study compliance with institutional and federal regulations (i.e., HIPAA, IRB), and
Will assist the PI with progress reports to the funding agency and be involved with new grant submissions.
Significant responsibilities for data analysis, including ad hoc epidemiological design consultation; management of multiple databases related to ongoing and previous data collection; coordination of data backup and transfers between international research studies;
Oversight of data quality assurance and control; extensive data analysis;
Contribution to the development and implementation of research proposals;
Preparation and presentation of findings at conferences and meetings. S/he will perform other duties as assigned.
Preparation of financial documents for payment to consultants.
Requires a Bachelors Degree or Equivalent in Education and Experience, plus Three years of related experience.
Fluency in Spanish beneficial; Hindi and Portuguese and added plus.
Some experience with clinical research and health education and LMICs.
Computer proficiency with excellent data management and data analysis skills are also required as is extensive experience with SAS and Excel, and working knowledge of SPSS.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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