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The Associate Research Coordinator will assist with recruitment, enrollment, grant submissions, research data collection and study coordination for a research study of couples coping with memory impairment conducted at the Psychosocial Research and Support Program. Performs intra-operative monitoring and serves as liaison with the IRB and the internal and external funding agencies. Ensures accurate execution of research protocols in accordance with Good Clinical Practices, HIPAA and required obligations to patient/subject, Principal Investigator, research team and sponsor. Interfaces directly with study participants and Principal Investigators in support of the clinical trials if applicable. Works under general supervision.
- Prepare and complete actions plans, implement production, productivity, quality, standards, and resolve problems.
- Submitting documents to the NYU Institutional Board (IRB) for approval to obtain approval to conduct human subjects¿ research
- Assists the Principal Investigator in preparation of grant applications. Facilitate meetings, produces reports and contribute to manuscripts and presentations.
- Assists with the informed consent process and ensure study participants fully understands what is required of them throughout the study. Acts as an internal auditor during quarterly internal audits for other studies, is aware of study regulatory status and keeps an up to date copy of regulatory documents. Completes assessments on study subjects per protocol (with proper training); continue to follow-through with items and participants as part of research study.
- Assists Principal Investigator with development of budgets for the study and providing funding reports to agencies
- Collect information using face-to-face interviews with couples (husbands and wives or partners) with and without cognitive impairment for the research project; gathers and compiles data, statistics and other materials as needed. Inputs clinical and non-clinical data into the database and or case report forms. Extracts data for publications. May perform library searches and retrieve reference materials from various sources; request articles from medical journals
- Ensures protocol compliance. Follows standard steps regarding eligibility criteria, follow-up process and documentation.
- Compiles data and assists in consolidating and analyzing data for presentation to sponsoring and regulatory agencies. Reviews data with supervisor and then provides reports to all parties (e.g., data and safety monitoring committee, the Principal Investigator, sponsoring agency, etc.) on the progress of the study.
- Recruits and screens potential subjects for eligibility to the study. Demonstrate knowledge of policies and procedures of the host institution where the study is being conducted, including the regulatory requirements such as IRB and other approvals if necessary. ¿ Initiates and continues regular contact with study participants; encourages visit reminders and compliance to research; ensures contact with participants and their families is courteous, effective, professional and cooperative.
- Develops recruitment methodologies under the supervision of the Principal Investigator. Interacts with study participants and families in a courteous and professional manner. Collaborates with various personnel that may be involved in assisting with specific aspects in the study.
Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, allied health or equivalent in a related discipline and 0-1 years¿ experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Effective oral, written, communication, interpersonal skills. Must be able to work under the direction of supervision. Ability to operate research related equipment. Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as World, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook. Familiar with Internet applications. Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Time management skills and ability to work well under pressure.
Knowledge of basic medical terminology is preferred. Prior experience working with Research Protocols. Experience working in an academic medical center environment
Interest and/or experience in working with older adults with cognitive decline or in the early stages of dementia/Alzheimer¿s disease and their spouses or partners preferred.
Willingness and ability (transportation) to travel to participants¿ homes for data collection
Experience in outreach and networking that can be applied to a research setting is desired (for example, experience in sales or marketing)
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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