Company Name:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Approximate Salary:

Location:
Bronx, New York
Country:
United States
Industry:
Research
Position type:
Full Time
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Education level:

Research Coordinator


Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Job ID 2017-10557
Campus Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date 9/19/2017
Employee Classification Non-Exempt/Non-Union
Department Epidemiology and Population Health
Position Type Regular Full-Time

ABOUT US

Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation's premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.

Einstein's major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty's consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art "hospital without beds", a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state's first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein's clinical faculty and training Einstein's medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

Psychosocial Oncology/BOLD Research Coordinator, Epidemiology & Population Health

The PSOP/BOLD Research Coordinator would join an exciting, compassionate, and hardworking team to help provide free and culturally-accessible cancer support services to the diverse and underserved community of the Bronx.

Specifically, he/she will work with the Program Director, a health psychologist, to coordinate, implement, fundraise for, and evaluate a multi-faceted psycho-oncology/integrative oncology program within the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care. The Bronx Oncology Living Daily (BOLD) Program provides FREE counseling, wellness workshops and peer support to underserved adult cancer patients and their families in English and Spanish. Workshops feature mind-body, creative arts, smoking cessation, and exercise/nutrition activities. Peer support is offered through ~15 cancer survivor volunteers called "BOLD Buddies" who act as peer navigators, and ~6 teenage/young adult children of cancer patients called "BOLD Brothers/Sister Peer Mentors". Four mental health counseling interns provide counseling under Director's supervision. Student interns (3-6) provide volunteer assistance in program implementation and evaluation. BOLD Consultants (4-6) assist with day-to-day patient outreach, screening, case management, advertising, data tracking, and cultural compliance. Program is supported, in part by internal funds, and in part by grants from foundations, philanthropy, and other external sources. Evaluation and research activities relevant to BOLD Program impact on patient quality of life, treatment adherence, and other measures of psychosocial oncology outcomes, are central to the mission of the program.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees all aspects of the BOLD program, including budgetary, personnel, and data management.
  • Overseeing daily programmatic activities (workshops/peer navigation), directing priorities of consultants, interns, and volunteers
    • Assisting with recruitment, onboarding, training, and oversight of volunteers
    • Directing psychosocial outreach, inservice, and assessment activity
    • Ensuring responsive communications with funders/patients/families (e.g., Sending Thank You cards)
  • Overseeing evaluation and research activity efforts
    • Overseeing preparation of Institutional Review Board applications, amendments, progress reports and ensuring compliance with IRB requirements
    • Overseeing process of data collection, data cleaning, data analysis and result reporting
    • Overseeing grant budgets
  • Assisting the principal investigator with writing, preparing, and submitting grant applications
  • Work with the Principal Investigator (PI) to develop and update study protocols
  • Assisting with fundraising activities
  • Assisting with preparation of reports required by funding agencies
  • Assisting with conference abstracts and manuscript preparation for publication
  • Serving as liaison to oncology, epidemiology, and other institutional departmental staff at Einstein/Montefiore (e.g. marketing, PR, Volunteer Dept, etc.)
  • Setting up team meetings and other related meetings (e.g., with social workers, tumor boards, etc.) towards maintaining the progress and growth of the program



QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in social/behavioral science or public/allied health field required and minimum of 2-3 years of behavioral/social science research experience. Master's degree with 4-6 years of experience is preferred.

Skills and Competencies
  • Experience conducting behavioral research is preferred
  • Experience assisting faculty in the development of research grants and protocols is preferred
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis; Comfortable with basic univariate and multivariate analysis (SPSS is preferred)
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Supervisory experience is preferred
  • Flexible and works well in a team setting
  • Fluency in Spanish is desirable but not required.

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