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.
We are seeking a full-time Study Coordinator to assist with implementation of a novel primary care-based cluster randomized clinical trial at Montefiore Medical Group and the VA Hospital. The intervention entitled Goals for Eating and Moving (GEM), utilizes a novel goal setting tool (GEM Tool) delivered via tablet computers, team based care, trained health coaches, and primary care physicians to encourage goal-setting and weight management. The GEM Tool is a mobile-friendly software program delivered via tablet computers in the primary care setting to facilitate counseling by the health coach and primary care staff. Our preliminary data suggest that the GEM intervention is feasible and acceptable to patients and staff and facilitates weight management counseling. However, randomized trials are needed to examine its impact on weight loss and health outcomes. The cluster-randomized controlled trial will be implemented at multiple urban health centers to assess efficacy, including the VA New York Harbor and at sites within the Montefiore Medical Group (MMG).
Our dynamic health services research team is comprised of the Principal Investigator, Co-Investigators, the Senior Program Manager, health coaches, research assistants, consultants, data managers/analysts, software developers, and other health science and health service specialists. Dr. Judith Wylie-Rosett (Einstein/Montefiore) and Dr. Melanie Jay (NYU) and their teams conduct research aimed to improve the treatment and prevention of obesity in primary care. This is an opportunity to gain experience working on a critical issue in healthcare and benefit from working with research team members of diverse, interdisciplinary backgrounds.
- Responsible for tasks related to managing and recruitment of the Goals for Eating and Moving (GEM) study (oversees recruitment, manages participant flow, consenting participants) under supervision of the principal investigator.
- Participate in the conceptualization, development, and implementation of the GEM research project.
- Ensure adherence to study protocol and monitors quality control aspects of the study.
- Coordinate and track all activities related to IRB (submissions, amendments, reports)
- Monitor goals and progress of the study.
- Clean, code, and translate data; develop data dictionaries
- Assist with the successful implementation of intervention components. This includes health coaching patient participants both in-person and via telephone.
- Assist in measurement development, survey design, data management.
- Assist in developing, submitting and monitoring grant submissions
- Assist in the supervision of the non-managerial staff, e.g., interns
- Manage the grant budget related to the GEM study
- Assist in authorship and preparation of articles, abstracts, or presentations
- minimum of 2 years' experience with patients and/or in research
- Spanish speaking
- Strong administrative skills required
- Experienced with MS Office Word, Excel, and Access.
- Data and project management experience a plus
- Data analysis experience (SPSS, SAS, or qualitative research analysis) a plus
- Worked in health care settings
- Experience working with diverse populations and patient populations
- Excellent interpersonal, writing, and communication skills
- Able commute to Manhattan for periodic team meetings
- Minimum commitment of 2 years.
- A Bachelor's degree required
- Master's degree in a relevant area (Education, Education Research, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology) is preferred.
Employee Classification: Exempt