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RESEARCH PROGRAM COORDINATOR - REHABILITATION MEDICINE
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Research Program Coordinator/Project Manager - 2314782
The Brain Injury Research Center of Mount Sinai (BIRC-MS) conducts cutting-edge research focused on addressing the challenges of living with traumatic brain injury (TBI). We have a strong legacy of evaluating the effectiveness of behavioral and other interventions designed to improve the cognitive, emotional and behavioral functioning of people with brain injuries. Since 1987 the BIRC-MS has made seminal contributions to the state of the science with respect to long-term outcomes of TBI, as well as approaches to improving health and life quality after injury. Our work is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Patient Reported Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the Department of Defense (DoD). For more information about our current studies, which include several clinical trials and translational projects on long-term outcomes after TBI and sports concussion, please visit www.tbicentral.org.
The Senior Clinical Research Coordinator in the BIRC-MS is responsible for overseeing the coordination, implementation, and regulatory compliance of the entire portfolio of research projects in the BIRC-MS. This is a long-term leadership position which offers a comprehensive benefits package and opportunity for job growth for individuals interested in developing a career in clinical research. A successful candidate is highly motivated, has excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, strong communication and writing skills, has a professional demeanor, excellent problem-solving skills, is organized, detail-oriented, and enthusiastic about clinical research involving individuals with TBI. Detailed information about job responsibilities is provided below.
- Serve as office manager, overseeing day-to-day operations of clinical research center
- Mentor, train, and supervise research assistants and research coordinators;
- Create an environment that encourages staff to work together and identify and resolve issues impacting teamwork; Communicate expectations of staff and provide regular, constructive and timely feedback; Appropriately address performance issues, develop and deliver effective Performance Appraisals
- Maintain familiarity with all regulations, policies and procedures affecting departmental and organizational operations and manage the necessary processes to ensure compliance
- Develop work flow policies and procedures; prepare and update manuals and documents related to day-to-day BIRC operations
- Oversee data collection, processing, storage, inventory and quality control for all BIRC clinical research studies
- Assist with grant applications and grant budget preparation, including working with GCO to ensure documents are prepared and submitted accurately and in a timely manner
- Develop and supervise undergraduate volunteer program (interviewing candidates, scheduling, training and communicating with Volunteer Services Office staff)
- Work with staff on training and monitoring the quality of test administration/scoring; document staff training in the administration and scoring of standardized clinical tests
- Assist in screening new applicants for BIRC staff roles, and make hiring recommendations
- Prepare reports for presentation at conferences and seminars
- Other duties as needed
- Maintain familiarity with all active study protocols, assist research assistants and coordinators in developing and maintaining standard operating procedures for all research projects; ensure adherence to study protocols
- Obtain informed consent and educate participants regarding study requirements
- Oversee the data collection in clinical research studies, this includes but is not limited to screening, clinical data collection, neuropsychological test administration, and other standardized testing
- Administer and score a range of neuropsychological, intellectual, and psychological assessment instruments
- Serve as Project Manager for new grants, coordinate communications, protocols and human subjects approvals across multiple study sites; prepare and submit grant progress reports (quarterly, yearly)
- Prepare new protocol submissions, protocol amendments, and renewals of ongoing research studies
- Train staff to effectively use BIRC database systems (REDCap, eRAP); oversee data management to ensure data integrity and data quality, conduct data checking and data cleaning; Oversee data entry conducted by staff and volunteers
- Pull data from multiple study data bases and deliver clean datasets to research staff
- Summarize data gathered in clinical research studies (e.g., run basic descriptive statistics on study data)
- Create study databases using simple systems (e.g., REDCap, Survey Monkey), assist in data capture, data extraction and simple analysis
- Develop, maintain and implement procedures for data entry, data cleaning, documentation and other related tasks; Identify and recommend solutions to data management issues
- Maintain knowledge of the current regulations and technologies related to data management
Master's degree in Natural Sciences OR Bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences plus 5 years of progressive research experience with some experience in research administration preferred, Master’s in Public Health Preferred
Minimum three years of experience (5 years if no Master's degree) in data management and study coordination in healthcare or basic research.
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