The Junior Research Scientist will act as a Clinical Research Coordinator and will serve as point person for an ongoing longitudinal research program within the Microbiome and metabolism laboratory at NYU College of Dentistry. Your primary research focus will be on the role of microbiome in Oral health, Cancer and Neurological disorders. Secondary responsibilities will be to help coordinate general clinical research projects and statistical analysis within the projects. This position offers the potential for long term growth, research authorship, and extramural grant participation.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Clinical and Regulatory responsibilities:
Oversees and conducts the informed consent process on studies as appropriate (requires appropriate training and certification of human research subjects training). Manages data collection specific to research studies including but not limited to the performance of measurements for applicable studies, collection of clinical data from patients directly or in association with other coordinators, and manage the performance of all other duties as put forth in the protocol.
Ensures accuracy of personnel transcribing data from a paper case report form (CRF) into an electronic format.
Manages and executes IRB submissions for initial approvals, re-approvals, amendments, etc. Ensures timeliness and accuracy of submissions and no lapses in approvals for the study.
Compiles and assists in analyzing data in preparation for a presentation, sponsor/regulatory agency, publication, etc. with the assistance of principal investigator. Performs advanced data queries when needed. Provides timely reports to Institutional Review Board, Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health and/or sponsor for each research project.
Participates in the development of new protocols, prospective databases and tools to facilitate data collection as required for specific projects (calendars, schedules, tracking logs). Collaborates with the research team and research administration, as needed, to ensure that research subjects are treated in accordance with all mandated requirements. Ensures that standards regarding subject registration, protocol specific tests, and required documentation are adhered to. Prioritizes and schedules work activities to ensure that workflow is controlled and meets the need of the department. Communicates and maintains institutional/departmental policies, standard operating procedures, quality standards, improvement initiatives and external legal regulations/regulatory requirements.
Maintains and enhances professional growth through participation in seminars, professional affiliations, and internal training sessions to keep abreast of trends in the field of research data management.
A qualified candidate has the ability to communicate in an effective manner with management, clinical staff, external sponsors and patients at NYUCD or NYU School of Medicine.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree with statistics/math/science
Master in Clinical Research
Certification preferred (or working towards)
0-1 years' experience in clinical research
Proficient use of computers and software
Knowledge or experience of microbiology or chemistry is desirable.
Please submit a cover letter, CV, and e-mail addresses and phone number of three references.
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