Advertised Summary Job Description: ***This position is based 100% in Miami, Florida***
Under the direction of the SMS Miami Research Center Director, the Assistant Project Director will be part of several federally-funded studies. The individual will also be responsible for assisting in the development of new research studies, related to HIV, Hepatitis and substance use disorders.
Participates in the conceptualization, development and review of grant proposals; participates in developing/writing of scientific abstracts, posters, oral presentations and manuscripts for local and national conferences;
Conducts basic statistical analyses such as frequency distributions and cross tabulations; performs literature reviews; assists with data management across multiple trials.
Assists with developing intervention instruments, informed consents, questionnaires and any study related forms; prepares and submits IRB applications as needed (newly established research projects, amendments, continuing reports, etc.);
Establishes and maintains working relationships with project, and University personnel involved with the development of new research studies;
Develops weekly/quarterly/annual reports for study sponsors and collaborators;
Oversees and conducts quality assurance monitoring for research studies; supervises other quality assurance monitors, as needed
Develops studies' standard operating procedures (SOPs) manuals;
Oversees implementation of community/provider (and other) surveys, including development of survey instruments and data collection;
Oversees/leads development of data use agreements for research studies, NIH Certificate of Confidentiality applications and www.clinicaltrials.gov submissions across multiple research protocols
Assists in the development/programming/testing of study-specific data- capture systems using Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Questionnaire Development System (QDS), Research Data Management (REDCap), Qualtrics, etc.;
Assists the Principal Investigator and Center Director in overseeing the implementation of multiple funded research protocols;
Assists the Center Director with overseeing one or more sites participating in federally-funded multi- and/or single-site trials; assists collaborators (potential study sites) in gathering and compiling data for competitive site-selection applications to participate in future studies; leads national and/or local training of research staff participating in multi- and/or single-site trials.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors' degree plus three years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Effective oral and written communication skills and experience and skills in protocol development and scientific writing required and proficiency in computer skills required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in public health, epidemiology, or the social/behavioral science will substitute in part for experience; background in public health or health services research studies a plus
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.