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Project Coordinator II

Sociomedical Sciences

Project Coordinator II

  • 525428
  • New York
  • Sociomedical Sciences
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: May 10 2022
  • Grade 104
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35

Position Summary

The Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Heath, Department of Sociomedical Sciences’ Miami Research Center is looking to hire a full-time Project Coordinator II for a position that is physically based in Miami, Florida. This individual will provide administrative, logistical, research, and outreach support for ongoing and prospective research studies primarily conducted in Miami, FL.

The area of research is primarily substance abuse and its intersection with HIV, hepatitis C, and medical and mental health comorbidities. This position will require field work and administrative work including assisting with the creation of research-related IRB submissions, modifications, and renewals. Other tasks may include supporting research development, performing as a research assistant, conducting literature reviews, developing presentations, and working on publications.


Provide administrative, logistical, and research support (including field work/street outreach) for ongoing and prospective studies and activities. Area of research is primarily substance abuse and its intersection with HIV, hepatitis C, and medical and mental health comorbidities.

Essential Functions
Conduct administrative work for the research team: Prepare/modify IRB submissions and modifications; Prepare/submit sponsor/agency annual progress reports; Prepare/modify research protocols and Manuals of Operating Procedures; Develop study instruments; Conduct literature searches; Assist in drafting, and lead submissions for manuscripts, presentations, and grants (50%)

Perform as a research assistant in a field-based setting(s), e.g., syringe access program, opioid treatment program, hospital: Perform patient-facing activities including participant recruitment, informed consent/enrollment processes, interviews/assessments and (as needed) rapid finger-stick HIV, hepatitis C tests; Perform as a back-up interventionist/educator (as needed); Assist in managing and implementing daily research activities; Conduct outreach to service agencies/care facilities to maintain contact with participants; Conduct follow-up activities (phone calls, mailings, in-person reminders and administration of follow-up interviews) to ensure participants return for visits; Establish and maintain working relationships with area clinic personnel who interface with study staff; Establish rapport and build effective working relationship with study participants; Maintain accurate and current data on study forms (e.g., electronic case report forms) used to document participants’ involvement in studies (45%)

Additional related duties as required or otherwise assigned (5%)

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus 3 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications

• Proficiency in submitting human subject research projects for review via Columbia University’s RASCAL system
• High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite software, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• High level of comfort working with high-risk populations in Miami, FL (e.g., people who inject drugs, people who are unhoused)
• Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail
• Ability to work independently
• Knowledge of routine office practices and procedures along with simple data processing
• Proficiency in citation management (e.g., EndNote)
• Proficiency in conducting and navigating literature searches (e.g., PubMed)
• Ability to access and utilize electronic communication systems (e.g., Zoom)
• Ability to enter and verify information with accuracy and at a reasonable rate of speed
• Excellent professional communication skills, both oral and written, with fluency in the English language

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