Summary Description: Columbia University Medical Center is home to a unique research program investigating the healing power and mechanisms of nurture. Through its initial randomized controlled clinical trial in the neonatal intensive care unit in New York-Presbyterian's Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, the Nurture Science Program (NSP) demonstrated a robust link between improvement in preterm infant neurodevelopment and an intervention designed to establish family emotional connection (Family Nurture Intervention, FNI). Replication efficacy and effectiveness trials are now being launched to further test FNI as a means of preventing and overcoming emotional, behavioral, and developmental disorders. The NSP is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work with the research team in the Nurture Science Program (NSP) to participate in and assist in the oversight of this ambitious program of clinical research. This position is an exciting opportunity for an MD or PhD with clinical research experience eager to engage in cutting-edge efforts to scale the benefits of nurture and make it accessible to families across America.Reporting to the Director, Dr. Martha G. Welch, and working with a team of established investigators, the Clinical Research Postdoctoral Fellow will participate in protocol designs and execution of single and multisite trials according to best practices regulatory standards. In addition, the fellow will work with the NSP team in writing manuscripts reporting of the trial results and preparation of grant applications to expand these efforts.Primary Responsibilities:Participate in ongoing and future clinical trials within the NSPAssist in oversight of ongoing study activities to ensure that study objectives are met on time, within budget, and with fidelity to protocolsAssist NSP management team in oversight of study personnelProvide regular status updates on clinical trial progressParticipate in the formation of partnerships with other research groups and institutions to achieve new research objectives Assist in preparation of reports to regulatory bodies (e.g. IRBs)Prepare and review all applicable documents required for the conduct of the study.Lead the collection, synthesis and review of clinical data Anticipate, identify and respond to site, vendor and study-related issues and recommend corrective actions and/or escalate to supervisor as appropriateTravel as required to carry out responsibilities
Minimum Qualifications: Research experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Record of publications Clinical research experience with a focus on clinical trials, preferably with children ages 0-5 Solid understanding of clinical trial design, as well as data management standards and practices
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