Clinical Research Coordinator, The Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai, Department of Psychiatry

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai (AIMS) is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary research institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Under the leadership of Dr. Yasmin Hurd, AIMS uses a large number of neuropsychological, interview, electrophysiological and neuroimaging techniques to innovate and advance treatments for substance use disorders. We actively collaborate with members of the research community at Mt. Sinai, including the Departments of Psychiatry, the Friedman Brain Institute, Neuroscience, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, and others, as well as with various institutions and consortia throughout the U.S. and the world.


We seek a candidate for the position of Research Assistant to work with the clinical trials unit focused on the development of medications for substance use disorders in the Department of Psychiatry. The candidate will be expected to interact within this dynamic group and with the PIs with multiple tasks related to participant recruitment, scheduling, screening, test administration, and other diverse tasks. We seek a highly motivated individual with at least an undergraduate degree in neuroscience or psychology or related field. The successful applicant will have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Having experience with conducting clinical trials will be desirable.


The Clinical Research Assistant assists in the daily activities of clinical research studies, collects, maintains and organizes study information. Assists in preparing grant applications and documents (for e.g., Institutional Review Board, Grants and Contracts Office).


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the activities related to clinical research studies including but not limited to: answering phone calls, screening participants for eligibility, registering subjects with sponsoring agency, administering questionnaires.
  • Obtains informed consent under minimal supervision of the investigator(s) and educates participants regarding study requirements.
  • Diligently administers and monitors experimental procedures.
  • Collects and records study data.  Inputs all information into database.
  • Assists in preparing grant applications, IRB/GCO for submission and filings.
  • Maintains source documents and subject files in accordance with hospital procedures.  Ensures accurate and complete compilation of subject data through chart reviews.
  • Secures, delivers and ships clinical specimens as required by the protocol.
  • Prepares for monitoring visits.
  • Performs other related duties.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
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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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. 


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