Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Research Project Coordinator - Orthopaedic Service, Department of Surgery in New York, New York

Research Project Coordinator – Orthopaedic Service, Department of Surgery

Job Posting Number: 22275

Research – Clinical

New York,NY

August 8, 2018

Company Overview:

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Job Details:

We are seeking a Research Project Coordinator (RPC) for the Orthopaedic Service in the Department of Surgery . The primary responsibilities of the position include oversight and management of a multicenter surgical trial as well as several other prospective protocols. The RPC will also maintain the Orthopaedic Caisis Database and assist with several retrospective waivers and projects.

This is an excellent project management opportunity in the growing field of clinical research.

In addition, the RPC will:

  • Ensure that workflow is under control and meet departmental needs. Lead ongoing departmental projects and build processes to ensure that goals are met.

  • Confirm research protocols are approved by the Institutional Review Board and followed as written.

  • Perform regular audits to ensure that the data collected is complete and accurate and to ensure that the research project(s) is completed as outlined.

  • Generate reports to all necessary parties on the progress of research projects, databases, or protocols, as needed.

  • Assist with high level departmental projects requiring data management support; provide data entry solutions as needed.

  • Communicate with staff at all levels (principal investigators, clinical and research support staff).

  • Provide leadership, interpersonal, creative, and clerical support to established and new research initiatives.

  • Participate in both interdepartmental and intra-departmental organization-wide research projects as requested.

  • Train and guide the Research Study Assistant(s) (RSA) in the service.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the regulations pertaining to human subject protection (including 21 CFR and 45 CFR 46 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) are essential.

You need:

  • At least 3 years of relevant (clinical research) experience (2 year with Masters), or as determined by hiring manager.

  • Or a minimum of a High School Diploma with at least 3–4 years MSKCC clinical research experience.

  • Master’s degree preferred.

  • Experience in clinical research and/or other applicable research investigation. Relevant graduate work will be considered in lieu of minimum experience.

  • Microsoft applications, database knowledge a plus.

  • Excellent verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to organize and take initiative when indicated.

  • Ability to identify issues dedicatedly and follow through to completion.

  • Ability to work independently and advance issues as appropriate.

  • Ability to effectively harmonize with a variety of individuals at different levels including internal and external staff.


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