A full-time Research Coordinator is sought for the Center for Behavioral Oncology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. As a Research Coordinator, you will be an integral member of our research team, and support the conduct of an NIH-funded randomized trial to investigate the effects of an information-sharing intervention on cardiovascular health in women undergoing mammography (PI: Dr. Guy H. Montgomery).
You will work closely with the study investigators (including psychologists, breast radiologists, and cardiologists) and other research team members on patient recruitment, data collection, participant tracking, maintaining regulatory documents, and medical chart abstraction throughout the course of the study. You will be the primary patient contact for the study.
The ideal candidate would be: 1) extremely organized and detail-oriented. The study involves quite a lot of regulatory paperwork, and an eye for detail and skill at keeping track of numerous moving parts, is critical; 2) highly motivated and responsible; 3) an effective communicator; 4) warm, kind, friendly, and able to develop rapport with patients and medical staff quickly; 5) someone who combines initiative with responsiveness to supervision; 6) someone comfortable asking questions and eager to learn; 7) flexible and able to shift gears as new tasks present themselves; and, 8) comfortable in busy medical settings. Opportunities exist for mentorship and professional development for research personnel preparing to apply for graduate school.
Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Recruit women scheduled for mammography to the research study at the time of their appointment in the mammography clinic.
2. Contact study participants to administer surveys and collect relevant data.
3. Maintain accurate and detailed records of recruitment efforts and study data.
4. Abstract relevant study data from medical records.
5. Work cooperatively with other clinical and research staff members.
6. Be flexible; schedule may involve some early morning, evening, and/or weekend hours depending on patient availability.
1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., psychology, pre-med, other social science).
1. Bilingual (Spanish-English)
2. Previous experience recruiting women to research studies.
3. Previous experience with detail oriented paperwork
4. Previous experience working on a clinical trial
The above list of responsibilities is intended to describe the general nature and level of work associated with the position; it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of job responsibilities.
Applicants are encouraged to submit the following: a cover letter describing their interest in this position and why they think they would be a good fit, and a resume with sufficient detail to demonstrate their academic and relevant research or work experience.