Clinical Research Coordinator - Geriatrics and Palliative Care

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

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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).


We are seeking a Research Coordinator in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine to work on qualitative research studies related to serious illness and caregiving. The Research Coordinator will perform activities related to participant recruitment and coordination, as well as collection, management, and analysis of qualitative data. This position is ideal for recent graduates and early-career professionals interested in geriatrics, palliative care, caregiving, serious illness, dementia, home-based care, and/or health disparities. Experience and/or interest in public health, epidemiology, or related disciplines is helpful. This position may include opportunities for authorship on academic publications.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Recruit patients and obtain informed consent
  • Develop and implement techniques to improve participant engagement and participation
  • Collect, maintain, and organize enrollment information and other data using electronic databases
  • Correspond with (potential) study participants (and referring physicians) to coordinate interviews, follow-ups, etc.
  • Maintain schedule of study appointments and meetings
  • Assist with development and refinement of semi-structured interview guides
  • Administer in-person and phone surveys, conduct interviews, and collect relevant demographic/clinical information during study visits
  • Manage interview data including ensuring secure data storage, coordinating data transcription, and maintaining secure records of participant characteristics
  • Assist in management, organization, and analysis of qualitative data, including codebook development and transcript coding
  • Assisting with IRB applications and modifications as needed
  • Assist with writing and preparing manuscripts and other media for internal and external audiences
  • Work closely with faculty investigators, research program management, data analysts, and other faculty and staff as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Performs other duties as needed
  • The research coordinator will likely be in patient-facing clinical settings and/or patient homes for enrollment and/or study visits
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (BA, BS, etc.) in relevant field (e.g., public health, anthropology, sociology, psychology)
  • Previous research experience involving human subjects is highly desirable
  • Previous experience collecting, coding, and/or analyzing qualitative data is highly desirable
  • Proficiency in Microsoft software (Word, Excel) is required; experience with REDCap or similar applications is desirable

Strength Through Diversity


The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion 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 healthcare delivery together.


We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have 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 hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai 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 comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 


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