We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a full-time clinical research coordinator in a high-profile, cutting-edge clinical research division under the direction of Principal Investigator, Julia Golier. The position is in the Traumatic Stress Studies Division of the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx NY. Research projects investigate neurobiological and psychological factors of stress and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans. Specifically, the current clinical trials the research coordinator will be working on include the biological effects of stress, Gulf War Chronic Multisymptom Illness, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans. The research coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of study coordination, including recruiting and collecting data from subjects, data management, study document maintenance, and Institutional Review Board correspondence. Data collection may involve the collection of urine, blood and saliva samples.
In addition to the primary responsibilities listed below, there may be opportunity for a motivated individual to be involved in aspects of study design, grant preparation and/or scientific publications. Research is conducted at the JJP VA Medical Center, with some possible responsibilities at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
- Recruit, screen, consent and track subjects; coordinate data collection (including biological collections, psychological evaluations, and self-report data)
- Enter data and assist in the management of study databases and preliminary data analysis using SPSS, Microsoft Excel, and REDCap.
- Maintain detailed database of subject information and participation, with particular sensitivity to issues of confidentiality and informed consent
- Prepare, submit and monitor institutional review board (IRB) documents and grant applications
- Additional responsibilities will depend on the current needs of the research group, and may include assistance with study design, programming of tasks, and analysis of scientific data.
- or B.S. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field, with at least 6 months of experience conducting experimental human subjects research
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills; the applicant must be comfortable interacting with patients and members of diverse populations
- Strong computer skills, including experience with word processing, excel spreadsheets, and literature searches using pubmed or other scientific databases;
- Ability to work independently, with careful attention to detail
- Interest in psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience
- Experience with SPSS, and/or REDCap software is not necessary but would confer an advantage
James J. Peters Veterans Affair Medical Center