Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Inc Study Coordinator in Bronx, New York
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Job ID 2017-10518
Campus Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date 8/10/2017
Employee Classification Exempt
Position Type Regular Part-Time
Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation's premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.
Einstein's major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty's consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art "hospital without beds", a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state's first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein's clinical faculty and training Einstein's medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.
The Study Coordinator will work part-time (50%) on a NIH-funded study to to explore factors and behaviors that facilitate HIV-infected drug users' ability to achieve optimal health outcomes. The study is being conducted in Montefiore clinics in the Bronx and will enroll 200 participants who are currently receiving HIV treatment. Participants will complete a computerized interview, urine will be collected and consent to release medical records will be obtained. A small subgroup of participants will also complete an in-depth qualitative interview to explore participants' perceptions about their ability to use drugs and achieve health outcomes.
- Work with the Project Director (PD) and Principle Investigator (PI) to update study protocols and protocol amendments as needed, including the development of new measures.
- Work with the PD and PI to develop recruitment strategies and manage tracking database.
- Collect and test urine specimens; supervise participant computer-assisted self-interviews; conduct in-depth qualitative interviews.
- Assist in managing data; perform regular audits to ensure that collected data are complete and accurate, and research protocols are being followed.
- Partner with IT and data management resources in the development and editing of databases.
- Assist in drafting reports, preparing conference abstracts, and presentations related to the project.
- Other duties as assigned.
Experience and Educational Background:
- Bachelor's Degree and 1-2 years of experience required.
- Previous research or programmatic experience in public health or related field and experience working with similar populations preferred.
Skills and Competencies:
- As part of a team, must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities, work independently with minimal supervision, and adhere to study protocol.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Word, ACCESS, Excel, and SPSS.
- Familiarity and comfort working with an HIV-infected, drug using population.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills; detail oriented.
- Fluency in English and Spanish preferred.