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Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Data Associate.
In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for providing entry to moderate coordination of Research studies conducted at the Medical Center. Provides direct data and/or clinical research in support of clinical trials, studies, and general research under direct supervision. Works with School of Medicine and Medical Center staff and departments, including Directors, Managers, Clinical Information Systems, Research Nursing, and Regulatory Services as well as patients and their families.
Human Subjects Research: Record IRB approved subject study reimbursements according to standard operating procedures. Assist with the informed consent process. Conduct study visits, obtain and document information within the time frame specified. Monitor any outward effects or issues regarding patient/subject safety and report this to the Principal Investigator, Physician and Research Nurse. May complete assessments on study subjects/patients per protocol (with proper training); continue to follow through with items and patients as part of research study. Utilizes established methodologies to collect patient information for the research project(s). Initiates and continues regular contact with patients; encourages visit reminders and compliance to research; ensures contact with patients and their families is courteous, effective, professional and cooperative. Works with research nurses as part of a team to coordinate clinical trials.
Study Regulations: Provide material for and/or initiate IRB correspondence. Aware of study regulatory status and keep an up to date copy of regulatory documents. Secure accurate signatures and forward documents and/or forms to appropriate destination. Completes filing in accordance with department procedures. Duplicates and collates materials upon request. Thorough knowledge of research study, study rationale, study subject, and clinical procedures associated with the study. Collaborate with various personnel that may be involved in assisting with specific aspects in the study. Demonstrate knowledge of policies and procedures of the host institution where the study is being conducted and the regulatory requirements such as IRB and other approvals if necessary. Works with the principal investigators and research nurses on monitoring the overall conduct of the study. Works with the research nurses in reporting adverse events to the appropriate regulatory bodies as instructed. Acts as internal auditors during quarterly internal audits for other studies. Utilizes the necessary tools to ensure protocol compliance, that is, that standard steps regarding eligibility criteria, follow-up, and required documentation is consistently followed in the time frame specified. Reviews any issues that deviate from standard policy and procedure with supervisor. Coordinates, Facilitates and Communicates with Staff and Non-Staff to Produce Required Results. Interfaces with varied persons, such as, School of Medicine and or Medical Center staff (e.g. physicians, nurses, CTO). Liaisons with monitors during site visits, providing them with assistance specific to the monitoring visit.
Data Management: Write template-defined progress notes that reflect study procedures. Timely correction of queries. Maintain complete, accurate subject charts, case report forms, enrollment logs, and hospital. Record, update, edit and maintain confidential information onto paperwork or web-based forms in a neat, accurate and timely manner and ensure subsequent data collection as required. Ensures data entered is correct and consistent with the source document, reviewing data to be entered, edits obvious errors and obtains missing information.. Maintain files in an organized and up-to-date manner in order to facilitate their retrieval and maintains copies of all required on-going documentation and forms for the files. Reviews data with supervisor and provides reports to the data and safety monitoring committee. Formats and uses tools to facilitate data collection (e.g., calendars, schedules, tracking logs, etc). Suggests changes and additions to established data fields as needed, to supervisor. Processes incoming and outgoing documents by transcribing data, figures, statistics, codes and other information.
Recruitment: Recruitment capabilities and the screening of potential patients/subjects for eligibility to the study. Review all the elements of the screening process with the Principal Investigator. Interact with patient/subject and families in a courteous and professional manner.
Clinical Competency: Gathers, Properly Packages, Stores and Transfers Slides, Samples and Other Important Materials. Coordinates the shipment and transfer to ensure the timely transfer of items and biological materials: study drugs; histology slides; serum, urine, blood samples, etc., using appropriate precautions at all times. Works with departments, labs, other personnel and areas as needed. Follow-ups to ensure that requested materials are delivered according to all appropriate procedures and policies. Attends appropriate trainings in the proper handling and collection of biological substances and the packaging and shipment of samples as well as required IRB and HIPAA tutorial. May (if proper training has occurred) draw patients/subjects blood, perform EKG, and or take vital signs.
Enriching learning experiences if applicable: May be required to travel to study initiation (that is, where sponsor teaches protocol to PI and CRC) or prepare posters for conferences. Assist with publications.
Report and Analysis: Tracks study milestones and patient accruals to help evaluate the progress of studies. As requested, extracts data, compiles data and assists in consolidating and analyzing data for publications, data collection from outside physicians offices, and for presentation to sponsoring and regulatory agencies. Reviews data with supervisor and then provides reports to all parties (e.g., data and safety monitoring committee, the principal investigator, sponsoring agency, etc.) on the progress of the study. Utilizes appropriate sources, gathers and compiles data, statistics and other materials as needed. May perform library searches and retrieve reference materials from various sources using Medline and PubMed. May request articles from medical journals. May prepare presentation for lectures and symposium, utilizing PowerPoint for slides.
Grants: Assist investigators with grant preparation.
Decision Making and Problem Solving: Respond to requests in a timely manner, give/receive correct information, encourage required dialogue/follow through. Utilize available resources and established procedures to identify problems for quick resolution and communicate the resolutions. Recognizes and identifies problems, appropriately escalate issues to supervisor as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have an Associate's degree plus one year related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Computer literate with good interpersonal, writing and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor degree in business administration, health care administration or related field. One year related experience.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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About NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. Included in the 200+ locations throughout the New York area are five inpatient locations: Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute-care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation, ranked as one of the top 10 rehabilitation programs in the country; NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, a dedicated inpatient orthopedic hospital with all musculoskeletal specialties ranked top 10 in the country; Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services; and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, a full-service teaching hospital and level 1 trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center, and NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history.