Clinical Research Coordinator
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a full-time clinical research coordinator in a high-profile, cutting-edge clinical research division under the direction of Principal Investigator, Rachel Yehuda. The position is in the Traumatic Stress Studies Division of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx NY. Research projects investigate neurobiological and psychological factors of stress and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans and other individuals, and include cross-sectional studies and longitudinal treatment studies. Under the supervisor of the PI and senior research team members, the research coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of study coordination, including recruiting and coordinating data collection from subjects, data entry, study document maintenance, and Institutional Review Board correspondence. Data collection may involve coordinating the collection of urine, blood and saliva samples.
This is an excellent position for a recent college graduate who wants to obtain research experience in preparation for graduate or medical school. In addition to the primary responsibilities listed below, there may be opportunity for a motivated individual to assist with aspects of study design, grant preparation and/or scientific publications. Research is conducted at the JJP VA Medical Center, with some possible responsibilities at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The initial post will be for 2 years with possibility for renewal.
Under the supervision and instruction of the PI and Co-Investigators, the candidate will be responsible for the following:
• Recruit, screen, consent and track subjects; coordinate data collection (including biological collections, psychological evaluations, and self-report data)
• Enter data and assist in the management of study databases and preliminary data analysis using SPSS, Microsoft Excel, REDCap, and Freezerworks
• Maintain detailed database of subject information and participation, with particular sensitivity to issues of confidentiality and informed consent
• Prepare and monitor institutional review board (IRB) documents and administrative documents for grant applications for review by supervisor
• Additional responsibilities will depend on the current needs of the research group, and may include assistance with study design or implementation, programming of tasks, tasks involving magnetic resonance imaging, and analysis of scientific data.
• B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field, with at least 6 months of experience conducting experimental human subjects research
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills; the applicant must be comfortable interacting with patients and members of diverse populations
• Strong computer skills, including experience with word processing, excel spreadsheets, and literature searches using pubmed or other scientific databases;
• Ability to work independently on assigned tasks, with careful attention to detail
• Interest in psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience
• Experience with SPSS, Freezerworks, and/or REDCap software is not necessary but would confer an advantage
• Experience with phlebotomy is not required but would be an advantage
• Prior experience in the coordination of magnetic resonance imaging studies and especially in image processing and analysis of these data will be considered a significant strength
Please contact Michell Rodriguez at Michell.Rodriguez@va.gov with a cover letter and CV if interested.
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