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Clinical Research Coordinator - CBCH


Clinical Research Coordinator - CBCH

  • 528739
  • Medical Center
  • Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Jan 11 2023
  • 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 - $60,000

Position Summary

We are an innovative, collaborative, interdisciplinary research entity looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented, equity-driven, and enthusiastic candidate 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.

The Clinical Research Coordinator will work under the direct supervision of the study project manager to implement the day-to-day activities of clinical research projects involving participant/patient engagement, including diverse patient populations. Collaborating with a variety of study teams, as well as performing independently, they will facilitate the implementation of standard protocols; track, collect and validate research data, coordinate with data management staff to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate electronic data capture systems; manage electronic study files; and provide necessary administrative support to meet the goals of individual projects and sub-projects.

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

Clinical Research Coordinators can expect to manage at least one sub-study or component element of a project. In collaboration with the Project Coordinator II, the candidate will be responsible for providing leadership through the development and implementation of strategic plans to enhance enrollment/utilization of tracking devices, assessment of trends, identification of areas for improvement and evaluating success in meeting sub-study/component metrics. Dissemination of consort diagrams and presentations at team multi-disciplinary meetings are expected. Excellent written and verbal communication, appropriate for diverse study team members is an expectation of the role.

Candidates may anticipate involvement in the conduct of NIH, foundation or pilot funded studies within the Center, recruiting participants from the NYP Emergency Department (Columbia and Cornell), hospital/clinical units and/or community setting. This position will require candidates to be available, if needed, to recruit and follow-up research participants from clinical areas, community (home visits) and outreach centers, with work hours to be scheduled between 7:00 am and 8:30 pm and occasionally on weekends. Candidates should be comfortable in a team-oriented, collaborative work culture with frequent bilingual interactions in both English and Spanish with patients, families, physicians and other members of the health care team.

Candidates will serve as the primary liaison for the Principal Investigator, collaborating with caregiving physicians to identify cardiac arrest survivors for eligible for recruitment into studies and related sub studies, focusing on understanding the impact of hospitalization on physical and mental health, activity, quality of life and overall wellbeing. Candidates may also represent the investigator as they interface with outpatient clinicians, advocates and community-based personnel on additional projects focused on both healthy persons and individuals with other medical conditions.

Candidates may be asked to support additional funded and pilot projects within the Center as needs evolve. Candidates will be expected to have excellent rapport with participants and other research coordinators, faculty and staff at the Center and in our clinical work environments. Candidates may perform other related duties as required.


  • Working closely with Principal Investigator to implement multiple grants focused on cardiac arrest
  • Recruitment, enrollment and informed consent of cardiac arrest survivors
  • Administration of standardized questionnaires
  • Conducting follow-up interviews or sub-study visits over the phone and in clinical settings
  • Utilization and management of study devices and data collection tools
  • Organization of participant records
  • Performing data entry and cleaning
  • Assisting in the development of strategic plans and study materials for protocol implementation
  • Organizing and participating in weekly research meetings
  • Creation of PowerPoint presentations and preparation and distribution of minutes from study meetings
  • Collecting data for tracking and evaluation activities and coordinating data management/analysis
  • Serving as the liaison to offsite research study staff to facilitate working group meetings and ensuring strong communication
  • Working closely with the study PI and project manager to ensure required reports are prepared, including progress report submission to funders
  • Assisting in the submission and maintenance of regulatory documents for IRB approval in collaboration with the study PI and project manager
  • Supporting research subject compensation through the PayCard payment program and TruCentive electronic gift card program
  • Assisting PIs in drafting budgets, grants, and manuscripts related to the research projects
  • Maintaining research study supplies inventory, such as study devices, office supplies, and participant compensation cards
  • Communicating with the study team and Center administration to identify project needs and meet them to ensure project implementation
  • Performing other related duties as assigned and requested

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with research data entry.
  • Experience in REDCap, Qualtrics, FileMaker, Excel or SPSS preferred.
  • Experience in varied health care settings preferred.
  • Experience working with older adults (65+) in healthcare settings preferred.
  • Experience with the public in a service-related or occupational role preferred.

Other Requirements

  • Strong interpersonal skills, as well as oral and written communication skills, including a record of work in research settings (e.g., presentations/publications).
  • Experienced in participant-oriented, clinical research.
  • Flexible hours (shifts between 7:00 am -8:30 pm) required.
  • Must be highly organized, with excellent attention to detail and follow-up skills.
  • High technical competence related to the use of research devices.
  • Leadership roles in occupational, academic, or community settings.
  • Must have strong background in grant policies, good clinical practice, and HIPAA.
  • Must be competent in Microsoft Office, and proficient in Excel.
  • Must be able to work independently, as well as perform as part of a team.
  • Must demonstrate flexibility and willingness to adjust schedule to meet project demands and critical deadlines, including availability for early morning, late evening or potentially weekend hours.
  • Strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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