Full-time clinical research coordinator position in the Traumatic Stress Studies Division of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx NY
Position Description We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a full-time clinical research coordinator in a high-profile, cutting-edge clinical research division under the direction of Principal Investigators, Rachel Yehuda, Amy Lehrner, and Janine Flory. The position is in the Traumatic Stress Studies Division of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx NY. Research projects investigate neurobiological and psychological factors of stress and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans, and include cross-sectional studies and longitudinal treatment studies. Current studies in the lab include: generation of stem cells for in vitro investigations of molecular underpinnings of PTSD, clinical trials of treatments for moral injury, meditation for PTSD, the use of hydrocortisone for patients being treated in emergency departments following a traumatic experience, biological changes associated with psychotherapy for PTSD, and psychedelic psychotherapy for PTSD. The research coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of their study coordination, including recruiting and collecting data from subjects, data management, study document maintenance, and Institutional Review Board correspondence. Data collection may involve the collection of urine, blood and saliva samples.
This is an excellent position for a recent college graduate who wants to obtain research experience in preparation for graduate or medical school! In addition to the primary responsibilities listed below, there may be opportunity for a motivated individual to be involved in aspects of study design, grant preparation and/or scientific publications. Research is conducted at the JJP VA Medical Center, with some possible responsibilities at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The initial post will be for 2 years with possibility for renewal.
Primary Responsibilities: • Recruit, screen, consent and track subjects; coordinate data collection (including biological collections, psychological evaluations, and self-report data)
• Enter data and assist in the management of study databases and preliminary data analysis using SPSS, Microsoft Excel, REDCap, and Freezerworks
• Maintain detailed database of subject information and participation, with particular sensitivity to issues of confidentiality and informed consent
• Prepare, submit and monitor institutional review board (IRB) documents and grant applications
• Additional responsibilities will depend on the current needs of the research group, and may include assistance with study design, programming of tasks, and analysis of scientific data.
Qualifications • B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field, with at least 6 months of experience conducting experimental human subjects research
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills; the applicant must be comfortable interacting with patients and members of diverse populations
• Strong computer skills, including experience with word processing, excel spreadsheets, and literature searches using pubmed or other scientific databases;
• Ability to work independently, with careful attention to detail
• Interest in psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience
• Experience with SPSS, Freezerworks, and/or REDCap software is not necessary but would confer an advantage
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and CV or resume to Heather.email@example.com. No calls please.