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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Coordinator.
In this role, the successful candidate Research Coordinator to assist with implementation of a novel primary care-based cluster randomized clinical trial at the VA Hospital. The intervention entitled the Peer-Assisted Lifestyle (PAL) Study utilizes a novel goal-setting tool (PAL Tool) delivered via tablet computers, team based care, trained Peer Veteran Coaches, and primary care physicians to encourage goal-setting and weight management. The 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 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. 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. Melanie Jay (NYU and VA) and her team 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 PAL study (oversees recruitment, manages participant flow, consenting participants) under supervision of the principal investigator.
Assist with the successful implementation of intervention components. This includes management of 2 Full-Time Veteran Peer Coaches who will perform in-person and telephone counseling for up to 250 patients.
Coordinate and track all activities related to IRB (submissions, amendments, reports)
Participate in the conceptualization, development, and implementation of the project.
Ensure adherence to study protocol and monitors quality control aspects of the study.
Monitor goals and progress of the study.
Assist in measurement development, survey design, data management.
Assist in developing, submitting and monitoring grant submissions
Assist in the supervision of staff, e.g., interns
Assist in authorship and preparation of articles, abstracts, or presentations
To qualify you must have a Strong applicant, minimum of 2 years experience with patients and/or in research Minimum commitment of 2 years 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, public health, or health counseling Experience working with diverse populations and patient populations Excellent interpersonal, writing, and communication skills Able to travel for meetings and trainings at the Manhattan VA (423 E 23rd Street); Comfortable with semi-frequent travel between the Brooklyn VA (800 Poly Place, Brooklyn) and the Manhattan VA A Bachelors degree required
Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree in a relevant area (Education, Education Research, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology) is preferred.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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