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The Division of Hematology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine is looking for a highly motivated, organized and team-oriented individual to fill the role of Clinical Research Associate / Study Coordinator. The CRA will be responsible for managing both regulatory and clinical components of multiple research studies, and will work closely with patients and principal investigators (PIs) in the Division of Hematology at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine to implement the investigator-initiated, government-sponsored, and industry-sponsored research protocols of the Division of Hematology.
This position is well-suited for recent college graduates who would like to gain exposure to patient-facing clinical research and develop a more comprehensive understanding of the clinical research landscape. A background in clinical and/or biomedical research is considered a plus but is not a requirement.
List of Responsibilities:
The CRA will manage communication, implement study protocols, execute routine study tasks, and ensure the quality and integrity of data collection for studies under the Division of Hematology.
- Implement study protocols, including processing and shipment of patient specimens.
- Perform and manage data collection and quality control of study data. Perform analysis and regular audits to ensure that the data collected are complete and accurate, and that the research is being conducted as outlined in the protocol.
- Develop recruitment methods and oversee the process by which participants are recruited into the study.
- Prepare reports and IRB submissions. Follow up on IRB and study subject issues. Develop appropriate progress reports for the PI, study funding agency and the IRB
- Develop and implement methods to track and follow-up with study participants.
- Keep the Director apprised of the study’s status and changes within the study that affect recruitment, tracking etc.
- Make recommendations to PI and Administrator on supplies, equipment and software needed for the study
- Assist PI with preparation of grant proposals (new and competing renewals)
- Assist PI in communication of study requirements to all individuals involved in the study
- Assists PI to ensure that all key personnel in the research project have met training requirements
- Arrange meetings of study partners, develop meeting agendas, and facilitate meeting
- Facilitate the preparation of conference abstracts, oral presentations, and poster presentations, and participate in the development of manuscripts for publication.
- Partner with departmental IT resources in the development of databases; data coding manuals and data entry guidelines. Train staff and interns to collect and enter data appropriately
- Ensure that adverse events and protocol deviations are submitted to the necessary parties
- Represent the study at internal and external academic meetings and community events. Act as a liaison to project partners to discuss new procedures that could be implemented
- Work with Departmental Administrator to develop and monitor project budgets
Bachelor degree plus 1-3 years experience.