We are looking for a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator I to work in research laboratory focused on maternal mental health and its effects on prenatal and postnatal child development. Our laboratory combines many methods including phenotyping pregnant and postpartum women in relation to childhood adversity and stress based on racial and ethnic inequities, the embedding of stress experiences in maternal biology (e.g., hair cortisol), epigenetic regulation of genes (placenta methylation), and fetal and infant brain behavior development (fetal assessment, newborn MRI, maternal -infant videotaping). This position is based at Columbia University Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
The ideal candidate must be able to work effectively within a large, engaged, interdisciplinary team, have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, be capable of meeting deadlines, be detail oriented, motivated, and interested in generating knowledge at the highest scientific level that can help change the lives of parents and children, especially those who are low-income and underserved.
There will be opportunities for scientific publications and other activities based on the type of contribution.
1. Completion of GCP, HIPAA, and applicable regulatory training
2. Study Protocol Development and Documentation: IRB and Manual of Procedures
3. Study Implementation and Monitoring
4. Coordination of Recruitment
5. Monitoring Cross-Team Communications
6. Coordination of Study Meetings
7. Serve as lead coordinator and assist in training of staff
8. Development and Coordination of Quality Assurance
9. Study Reporting: Tracking and presenting targets and Milestones
10. Coordination of Data Management and Tracking
11. Coordination of Data Analyses: Liaison between study coordinators and investigators with data specialists
12. Organization of biospecimen collection and storage
13. Assist with other administrative tasks as needed
Bachelor???s degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience
Experience in clinical research and/or patient care setting
Excellent interpersonal, written/oral communication, and organizational skills
Phlebotomy Certificate (or training within 6 months)
Masters in developmental psychology, counseling, public health, statistics, neuroscience, or related field.
Spoken and written Spanish preferred
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is dedicated to the goal of building a multicultural faculty and staff committed to teaching, working and serving in a diverse community, and strongly encourages applications from candidates of traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.
We are continuously seeking to recruit individuals who will enhance the diversity of our workplace and the effectiveness of our organization.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.