The Department of Pediatrics is seeking for a 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 provide research support in a collaborative, federally funded basic and clinical research laboratory.
The Research Coordinator will work on a project in the lab of the Chief of the Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology in the Department of Pediatrics. The project identifies and investigates novel genetic disorders which lead to allergic disease. Our pipeline includes clinical identification, genetic and genomic investigations (whole exome sequencing), and basic biological research. The candidate will work with researchers, physicians and patients to coordinate various aspects of the project.
Conduct inventories of supplies and order consumable supplies as required by the lab
Help purchase large equipment by conducting comparative market analysis and building relationships within industry
Obtain Patient Consent
Responsible for entering data into various databases
Provide oversight and manage annual renewal of human research protocols
Maintain records and data for protocol compliance
Communication with outside investigators and patients
Responsible for DNA prep
Sample prep including mononuclear cell isolation from human blood
Responsible for shipping and arranging shipment of biologicals to/from around the world
Performs basic lab assays
Responsible for communicating updates and procedures directly to patients and referring health providers
Any other related as assigned
Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus two years of related experience
Must have basic lab skills
DNA and RNA extraction from peripheral blood and tissue, and blood processing, are preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 504010
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