Description The Research Coordinator organizes, manages, conducts and directs health services research projects, with primary responsibility for handling all the day to day administrative and management issues related to ongoing research studies. Actively promotes the program goals through direct conduct of research activities, supervision of study staff, managing study data bases for regular reporting on enrollment, overseeing training and standardization procedures for quality control of processes and interviews. Plans, direct and supervise weekly activities of interns, volunteers and staff. Oversee data collection and data entry of ER and Clinic records of annual patient visits. Monitor quality of data collection insuring integrity and accuracy. Manage data cleaning of interviews. Serves as study liaison with the IRB, and provides financial management for the project, including purchasing needed supplies and equipment. Assists with new grant proposal development, and preparation of research reports and presentations. Responsible for the development, implementation, management, and administration of the various clinical trial protocols in the section of Gastroenterology. Interface with sponsor, monitor companies and organizations, inpatient and outpatient facilities, departments and personnel to assure collaborative environment and high quality outcome. Manage and deliver patient care. Supervise and train support personnel. Report to the individual trial principal investigators (PI) and the Chief of the Gastroenterology Section.
A Master’s Degree in Public Health preferred. For Bachelor’s degree candidates, at least 5 years of research experience is required.
Minimum 3 years’ clinical research, public health experience or working in a related clinical environment.
Previous experience with grant writing, IRB submissions, data management, and database development.
Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).
Bilingual or multi-lingual skills (beyond that of English) appropriate to the patient population served is a plus.
Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of social, racial and ethnic populations.
Knowledge of MS Office applications, database systems, and Internet is required. Experience using quantitative data analysis software helpful (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Minitab).
Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality of all personal/health sensitive information.