Clinical Research Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry

Job Description

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Roles & Responsibilities:

The Eating and Weight Disorders Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is seeking a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator to coordinate studies focused on the neurobiology of bulimic symptoms.


The Coordinator will be primarily responsible for administrative, research, and clinical tasks including: patient recruitment and scheduling, patient screening involving phone and in-person assessments, data collection, data management, and data analysis, running study procedures with participants, study development and regulatory paperwork, and presentation/publication preparation as necessary. The Coordinator will conduct semi-structured clinical interviews, assist with neuroimaging procedures, and administer self-report and neurocognitive assessments as part of projects evaluating individuals with eating disorders.


Ideal candidates will have superb organizational and communication skills. Experience with large databases computer programming, neuroimaging, and in eating disorders-focused research are preferred, but not necessary.


Candidates must be willing to commit at least two years to the position (5 years preferred) and be able to work flexible hours.


The position would be ideal for individuals who are interested in growing and developing a research coordinator career within the lab or for motivated college graduates who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology or medical school.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Research Coordinator will be a critical member of the research team and, under the supervision of the study investigators, will be responsible for carrying out day-to-day research operations. Duties will include but are not limited to:


Recruitment and Scheduling

  • Recruiting research participants with and without eating disorders
  • Fielding telephone calls and screening participants for eligibility
  • Coordinating participant appointments with facilities and staff
Data Collection, Management, and Analysis
  • Administering diagnostic interviews, questionnaires, behavioral assessments, and neurocognitive measures
  • Maintaining safety training and Level 1 facility access status at the Mount Sinai Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute. Duties for this position require the ability to safely work near a strong magnetic field
  • Acquiring comprehensive fMRI datasets from eating disorder patients and controls
  • Conducting transfer, backup, and preliminary review of fMRI data
  • Pre-processing of neuroimaging datasets (functional, and structural magnetic resonance imaging (with training and under supervision)
  • Maintaining accurate and complete clinical research files
  • Maintaining study databases in Excel, Access and locally-developed software programs
  • Ensuring compliance with the study protocol
  • Assisting in the analysis and review of data for publications and presentations

General Lab Assistance

  • Assisting with grant and IRB progress reporting
  • Assisting the PI with grant submissions
  • Monitoring the status of supplies and assisting with ordering, as needed
  • Coordinating participant reimbursements
  • Maintaining equipment and ensuring software and all programmed tasks are operating appropriately
  • Training new lab members, with the opportunity to supervise research assistant volunteers
  • BA/BS in psychology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science, or a related field
  • One year working in a research environment
  • Helpful, but not required:
    • Experience performing neuroimaging and/or neuropsychological studies
    • Familiarity with NIH or other sponsored grant submission processes
    • Intermediate/Advanced MS Office, including Access, Word, and Excel
    • Basic SPSS and/or R
    • Experience with REDCap, E-Prime, neuroimaging analysis suites (AFNI, FSL, SPM, Freesurfer)
    • Experience with Unix based systems and scripting (MatLab and Python)
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication
  • Motivated interest in neurobiologically-focused psychiatric research
  • Effective independent problem-solving skills and task prioritization
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team in a multiple-demand setting
  • The office is indoors. The coordinator’s duties will involve escorting participants outdoors three blocks from the Eating and Weight Disorders Program to and from the Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute (TMII)
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.


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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. 


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