We are an innovative research entity looking for highly organized, detail-oriented and enthusiastic candidates to support the patient-oriented research portfolio of the Center. The VHO Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for conducting the recruitment, enrollment, follow-up and compensation activities related to a research study focused on cardiac rehabilitation and physical activity. We anticipate developing new studies and research directions, so ideal candidates will be able to adapt to a fast-paced environment with evolving responsibilities, workloads and work schedules.
Under the direction of the Director of Research Implementation and the study Principal Investigator, the VHO Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the daily activities of a new research study combining implementation science and kinesiology, with the goal to improve the uptake of cardiac rehabilitation and physical activity guidelines in cardiac patients. Collaborating with a variety of institutional and Center-wide teams, as well as performing independently, s/he will be responsible for all participant recruitment, scheduling, follow-up, compensation and data collection and entry activities. Further, the VHO candidate will provide assistance in participant enrollment activities, administration of study questionnaires and inventory of study supplies.
At CBCH our goal is to work together as a collective (faculty, admin, and staff) to advance shared values and goals.
Candidates should anticipate the need for flexible work hours to assist in attainment of recruitment goals and completion of study visits and focus groups successfully. Candidates may expect work hours to be scheduled between 7:00 am and 7:30 pm and occasionally on weekends, varying from week-to-week depending upon study visit and recruitment needs. Candidates should be comfortable in a team-oriented, collaborative work culture with frequent bilingual interactions in both English and Spanish with study participants, collaborating investigators, and cardiac rehab clinic personnel.
Recruitment, scheduling, enrollment and follow-up of study participants
Administration of standardized questionnaires
Organization and maintenance of participant records and case report forms (CRFs)
Study participant compensation through the Columbia University PayCard system, including processing PayCard vouchers
Study participant compensation through the Columbia University TruCentive electronic gift card system
Data entry and cleaning, as well as database creation and maintenance
Frequent collaboration and communication with cardiac rehabilitation clinic staff
Serve as a liaison to the CBCH regulatory and data team for IRB material preparation and submission, and data management
Provision of necessary administrative support to meet the goals of the project
Assistance in the maintenance of research supply inventory, including study bikes, PayCard inventory and study devices
General equipment upkeep
Collection of high-quality research data through analysis of issues associated with the conduct of questionnaires, utilization of devices, and assessment of the degree of participant burden through frequent, formal and informal communication with the Principal Investigator
Performing related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested.
Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and/or experience, plus a minimum of 2 years of related experience.
Must speak Spanish fluently.
Research experience preferred.
Experience with research data entry and/or SPSS preferred.
Experience in varied health care and/or health care education settings preferred.
Leadership roles in academic or community settings.
Experience with the public in a service-related or occupational role preferred.
Flexible hours (shifts between 7:00 am -7:30 pm and occasionally weekends) required to meet critical deadlines.
Excellent phone, interpersonal and written communication skills.
Able to multitask in a diverse and demanding environment with frequently shifting priorities.
Proactive, extremely organized and detail-oriented.
Strong record of interpersonal engagement.
Able to demonstrate the ability to balance both working independently and collaboratively.
Strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Participation in Medical Surveillance Program.
Must successfully complete systems training requirements.
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.