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Clinical Research Coordinator - CBCH


Clinical Research Coordinator - CBCH

  • 532775
  • Medical Center
  • Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Dec 15 2022
  • Grade 103
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit: N/A
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary: N/A
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $58,500 Annual - $64,500 Annual
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

We are an innovative research entity looking for highly organized, detail-oriented and enthusiastic candidates to support the patient-oriented research portfolio of the Center. We anticipate developing new studies and research directions, so ideal candidates will be able to adapt to a fast-paced environment with evolving responsibilities, workloads and work schedules.

Under the direction of the Director of Research Implementation and the Director of Research, Administrative and Clinical Operations, the Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day activities of a new laboratory-based research protocol focused on examining the health benefits of breaking up periods of prolonged sedentary behavior. Collaborating with a variety of institutional and Center-wide teams, as well as performing independently, s/he will be responsible for all participant recruitment, enrollment, compensation and data collection activities. As part of the study protocol, the Clinical Research Coordinator will assist in the creation and maintenance of data collection systems, provision of food for the controlled diet portion of the study and training study subjects in the proper use of study devices, including blood pressure and glucose monitors, as well as accelerometer devices. Further, the Clinical Research Coordinator will assist in blood specimen collection procedures and may participate in phlebotomy training. 

At CBCH our goal is to work together as a collective (faculty, admin, and staff) to advance shared values and goals.

Candidates should anticipate the need for flexible work hours to attain recruitment goals and complete the 9-hour study visits successfully. Candidates may expect work hours to be scheduled between 7:00 am and 7:30 pm and occasionally on weekends, varying from week-to-week depending upon study visit and recruitment needs. Candidates should be comfortable in a team-oriented, collaborative work culture with frequent bilingual interactions in both English and Spanish with study participants, collaborating investigators, and clinic personnel.

Candidates will be expected to work on more than one project and will perform other duties as required.


  • Recruitment, enrollment and informed consent of study participants
  • Administration of standardized questionnaires
  • Compensation of study participants through the Columbia University PayCard system, including processing PayCard vouchers
  • Providing instruction in study procedures such as, use of various study devices, including blood pressure monitors, glucose monitors, and accelerometer devices
  • Assisting in the blood specimen collection process, including delivering specimens to lab, setting up phlebotomy devices/supplies and providing general assistance to the research nurse perform the blood draws
  • Organization of records
  • Maintenance of CRFs
  • Data entry and cleaning
  • Creation of consort diagrams and reports for team meetings
  • Provision of necessary administrative support to meet the goals of parent projects and sub-projects
  • Maintenance of research supply inventory, including phlebotomy supplies, study food, PayCard inventory and study devices
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with institutional groups including but not limited to, the blood specimen processing lab and the bionutrition unit
  • General equipment upkeep
  • Collection of high quality research data through analysis of issues associated with the conduct of questionnaires, utilization of devices, and assessment of the degree of participant burden through frequent, formal and informal communication with the Principal Investigator
  • Dissemination of consort diagrams and presentations at team multi-disciplinary meetings are expected
  • Performing related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and/or experience, plus a minimum of two years of related experience. 
  • Must speak Spanish fluently.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Research experience preferred.
  • Experience with blood specimen collection and processing procedures and protocols.
  • Experience with research data entry and/or SPSS preferred.
  • Experience in varied health care and/or health care education settings preferred.
  • Leadership roles in academic or community settings.
  • Experience with participant compensation and financial systems.
  • Experience with the public in a service-related or occupational role preferred.

Other Requirements

  • Flexible hours (shifts between 7:00 am -7:30 pm and occasionally weekends) required to meet critical deadlines.
  • Excellent phone, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Able to multitask in a diverse and demanding environment with frequently shifting priorities.
  • Proactive, extremely organized and detail-oriented.
  • Strong record of interpersonal engagement.
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to balance both working independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Participation in Medical Surveillance Program.
  • Must successfully complete systems training requirements.

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