HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Clinical Research Coordinator - Cardiology in New York, New York
Employer Name: Columbia University
Job Type: Officer of Administration Bargaining Unit: N/A Regular/Temporary: Regular End Date if Temporary: N/A Hours Per Week: 35 Salary Range: $58,500 Annual - $60,000 Annual The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Position Summary We are an innovative research entity within the Division of Cardiology (Hypertension Center and Laboratory) looking for highly organized, detail-oriented and enthusiastic candidates to support the patient-oriented research portfolio of the Center. We anticipate developing new studies and research directions, so ideal candidates will be able to adapt to a fast-paced environment with evolving responsibilities, workloads and work schedules. The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of a highly innovative portfolio involving participant engagement in cardiovascular and hypertension clinical research. Collaborating with a variety of institutional and Center-wide teams, as well as performing independently, the incumbent will lead the implementation of complex, standard protocols involving administering questionnaires, and measurement of blood pressure and other physiological parameters. The CRC will ensure eligibility criteria, track, collect and validate research data; coordinate with data management staff to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate electronic data capture systems; manage electronic study files; coordinate with outside labs to secure study visit space and services; organize team meetings and provide necessary administrative support to meet the goals of the projects. The CRC can also expect to support the implementation of pilot studies for the principal investigator and/or junior faculty members as needs arise. They will be responsible for providing leadership through the development and implementation of strategic plans to enhance enrollment/utilization of study participants, tracking devices, assessment of trends, and identification of areas for improvement and evaluating success in study/component metrics. Responsibilities Recruitment, enrollment, and informed consent of study participants Administration of standardized questionnaires Purchase of required supplies from multiple vendors Instruction in study procedures such as dietary instruction, urine collection, and ambulatory and home blood pressure measurement Conduct of laboratory visits under controlled conditions Collection of physiologic and anthropometric measures Perform phlebotomy procedures and collect blood specimens Utilization and management of electronic monitoring devices and data collection tools Organization of records Maintenance of case report forms (CRFs) Data entry and cleaning Creation of consort diagrams and reports, and dissemination of these at team meetings Facilitation of participant compensation Maintenance of research supply inventory General equipment upkeep Collection of high-quality research data through analysis of issues associated with the conduct of questionnaires, utilization of devices and assessment of the degree of participant burden through frequent, formal and informal communication with the principal investigator Contribute to diversity efforts to recruit under-represented study participants Perform other related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and experience, plus two years of related experience. Preferred Qualifications Research experience preferred. Laboratory experience preferred. Prior roles in academic or community settings. Experience with research data entry including REDCap and Qualtrics. Experience with the public in a service-related or occupational role preferred. Speaks Spanish (not a required qualification but a plus). Other Requirements Flexible hours (shifts between 7:00 am to 7:30 pm), and workdays required. Able to adapt to flexible work environments. Able to demonstrate flexibility in workload/work hours to meet critical deadlines. Excellent phone, interpersonal, and written communication skills. Able to multitask in a diverse and demanding environment with frequently shifting priorities. Proactive, extremely organized and detail-oriented. Strong record of interpersonal engagement. Able to demonstrate the ability to balance both working independently and collaboratively. Able to work in a team-oriented, collaborative work culture with frequent interactions in with study participants, collaborating investigators, laboratory and CTSA personnel. Participation in Medical Surveillance Program. Must successfully complete systems training requirements. Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.