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CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR - DEPARTMENT OF OBGYN
Mount Sinai Health System Careers
DEPARTMENT OF OBGYN, #2251482
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The Division of Obs-Gyn Infectious Diseases under the direction of Dr. Rhoda Sperling (Vice-Chair - Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science) seeks a talented and motivated Clinical Research Coordinator to assist in conducting a new study funded by Gilead Sciences. The purpose of this study is to assess the seroprevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and the risk factors for HCV among labor floor admissions at two different NYC hospitals.
The Clinical Research Coordinator is an entry-level human subjects researcher responsible for conducting and assisting in human subjects research studies under the supervision of the Principal Investigator. This study requires setting up a system to identify eligible subjects, tracking/handling specimens for lab testing, maintaining research databases, and organizing study-related communications with the PPHS, Grants & Contracts, and the study sponsor. The individual will also assist in the preparation and submission of internal and external research application as well as scientific abstracts/articles submitted for publication. Some data management and analysis will be expected and there will be opportunities for research presentation both locally and at national conferences.
The majority of the individual’s time and effort will be allocated to conducting the funded study stated above, but the individual also will assist in other ongoing translational research projects as needed. This position is an excellent opportunity for training and can serve as a stepping stone to a candidate interested in either graduate or medical school. Highly qualified and enthusiastic candidates are sought with previous experience and interest in any of the following: infectious diseases, public health, high-risk pregnancy, or women’s health.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist the PI and research team in implementing a rapid study start-up including (i) developing sops to identify subjects and track specimens at the two participating hospitals; (ii) sops for submitting samples for research-related HCV testing; (iii) sops for obtaining/documenting test results; (iv) creating and maintaining research-related databases; and, (v) QA oversight of all aspects of the study
- May secure and ship clinical specimens as required by the protocol
- Maintain source documents and administrative research files in accordance with Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and Sponsor requirements
- Prepare non-scientific portions of research submissions (including the completion of Research Registration Forms; setting up the COI section on Sinai Central; preparation of regulatory section of the submission in IDEATE for Exempt and Expedited studies and IRB paperwork for Full Board Review projects; preparation of Grants and Contracts section of submission in InfoEd; and ensuring that all research staff are up-to-date with all educational requirements)
- Interface with the ISMMS Grants and Contracts Office and Program for the Protection of Human Subjects as needed
- Interface with the study sponsor, Gilead Sciences as needed
- Prepare and follow-up on purchase orders, change orders, check requests and petty cash vouchers
- Assist in the planning and logistical coordination of local meetings and office activities
- May prepare minutes of meetings, agendas, correspondence, statistical reports, tables and other documents, and transcribe dictation as needed
- Participate in team meetings - assist in the collection, analysis and review of experimental data for publication and presentation
- Performs other related duties including supporting efforts in grant preparation and journal article publication
Education and Experience:
- Bachelors degree in related scientific field required
- MPH or Master’s degree preferred.
- 0-2 years of research/human subjects experience, previous research/human subjects experience preferred
- Experience with SPSS and Matlab a plus, but not required
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