Clinical Research Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Parvaz Lab in the Department of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai, New York, led by Principal Investigator Dr. Muhammad Parvaz, is looking to hire a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator. This is an ideal job for recent college graduates (especially those who have 1-2 years of graduate or significant undergraduate research experience in clinical psychology, substance abuse, neuroimaging) who are interested in neuroscience and are hoping to pursue higher education in clinical neuroscience research or medicine. Given the technical complexity of the position, a two-year commitment is required.


The Parvaz Lab comprehensively studies motivational and cognitive processes in adolescents and adults with substance abuse at clinical (interviews and scales), behavioral (tasks, speech and video recording, ecological momentary assessments), psychophysiological (EEG, skin conductance, eye-tracking), and neural (structural and functional MRI) levels. The goal is to generate novel information and multifaceted biomarkers that are otherwise inaccessible in typical laboratory studies.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The Clinical Research Coordinator is an entry research position, responsible for conducting and assisting in clinical research studies, obtaining informed consent, collecting, maintaining and organizing study information. This individual assists in the preparation and submission of grant applications and documents (e.g., Institutional Review Board, Grants and Contracts Office).


Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct routine and standardized human subjects research using appropriate research or interview techniques specific to subject matter of the research project, providing support to the Principal Investigator
  • Acquire neuroimaging data (fMRI, EEG and fNIRS) from infants, children and adults
  • Assist in the activities related to clinical research including, but not limited to: recruiting participants, obtaining informed consent, screening participants for eligibility, administering questionnaires and answering telephone calls
  • Maintain a large corpus of neuroimaging and behavioral measures
  • Assist in the collection, analysis and review of experimental data for publications and presentations
  • Maintain source documents and subject files in accordance with Mount Sinai policies and procedures. Ensures accurate, confidential and complete compilation of data
  • May secure and ship clinical specimens as required by the protocol
  • May assist in the preparation for regulatory agency site visits
  • Bachelors or Masters (preferred) degree in neuroscience, psychology, medicine or related field preferred, or a combination of relevant research experience and education
  • Relevant psychology or human neuroscience research experience is preferred
  • Minimum Certification Requirement:
    • The CRC will be asked to complete CITI certification for Human Subjects research when they start working
  • Computer and General Skills:
    • Basic MS Office skills. Programming skills are strongly desired.
      Detail oriented and organized. Be comfortable with fast-paced and ever-changing task demands
    • A motivated interest in learning about neuroscience, substance abuse, and neuroimaging
    • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
    • Exceptional organizational, problem solving and analytical skills
    • Exceptional attention to detail
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.


We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.


Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story!

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 


EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

for Live Chat Click Here