Under the direction of the Director of Cutaneous Oncology and the CRU Clinical Research Manager, the Research Coordinator will assist with managing the care of patients enrolled in clinical trials within the Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Dermatology.
The Research Coordinator will operate within the scope of the study protocols and institutional policies; coordinate all aspects of clinical research projects including, but not limited to recruitment, informed consent, medical history , processing/shipment of all samples, patient education; and organize and maintain study binders, dispensing study medications to randomized patients; providing treatment education; providing follow-up with patients to ensure the study procedures are being followed and adherence is maximized; completing case report forms and data entry; The incumbent will assist with processing regulatory documents and IRB submissions; reporting of serious adverse events; attend regular staff meetings and reporting of clinical research activities and oversight to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements; attend research meetings both within the institution and elsewhere as needed. The incumbent will attend staff meetings and perform other duties, as assigned.
The Research Coordinator will also provide support to faculty, staff and patients; schedule and coordinate patient appointments, site visits, meetings, conferences and business travel; Additional responsibilities will include managing financial processes and transactions and coordinating activities with Dermatology Finance administration; assist with Clinical Trials administration, research photography, advertising, recruitment and enrollment of study volunteers; preparing and maintaining confidential files, spreadsheets, patient charts and other supporting documents for IRB and Office of Clinical Trials submissions; pick up medication from research pharmacy; deliver clinical lab specimens to the appropriate lab: coordinate communication between the division of cutaneous oncology, CRU, IRB, Office of Clinical Trials, and other internal and external administrative offices; and performing other related duties as required.
Requires Bachelor???s degree and/or equivalent in relevant education, training, and experience; at least 2 years of progressive related experience. Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills (Microsoft Office); ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively with diverse staff and patients; ability to work in high-paced, team-oriented environment; precise attention to detail, and eagerness to learn.
Knowledge of Columbia University RASCAL System and Study Manager preferred; Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus. Must be willing to travel for investigator meetings.
Prior Experience in clinical trial setting, helpful
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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