Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting directly to the Director of Finance and Operations (the "Director") of the Clinical Trials Office (the "CTO") of Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons ("P&S") at Columbia University Medical Center ("CUMC"), the Research Application Coordinator assists the Director in overseeing the CTO's research applications, focusing on the clinical research subject recruitment application ("RecruitMe"). The clinical research subject recruitment application is a collaboration between the CTO and the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.
The CTO assists investigators and academic/research staff in developing clinical trials at P&S and provides administrative resources and infrastructure to build and sustain clinical trials research at P&S. The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translation Research works to foster a multi-disciplinary scientific mindset to encourage collaboration between disciplines.
The successful candidate will work with Investigators and the research team in providing essential support of RecruitMe and other CTO applications.
The Research Application Coordinator is responsible for the following:
-Working with the Director, implementing objectives and workflow strategies for keeping content management system sites up to date and refreshed, including RecruitMe and other CTO websites built in Drupal, ensuring that all content is effectively incorporated across websites of the CTO. -Leads and coordinates with Investigators and research teams in the gathering, documenting and managing of required documents for entering into RecruitMe and performing routine maintenance duties, including content revisions and updates. -Interpret clinical trial and protocol information and provide accurate summarizations. -Manages the training, maintenance and support of RecruitMe to the CUMC clinical trials research community. -Create, manage, and monitor external communications for social media websites and perform regular audits of social media content and related advertising. -Leads program for training and process improvement projects, and other project management duties with RecruitMe. -Performing regular audits of site content and users for timeliness, accuracy, style, and branding. Assist the Investigators and research teams to implement revisions, as necessary. -Provides design element knowledge to RecruitMe and other applications for better end-user use. -Learning and utilizing old and new applications, such as Drupal, and disseminating applicable learnings to user base. -Generates reports for management, including metrics from Google Analytics data. -Assisting in CTO project management for other applications and providing research team support and service. -Liaises with RecruitMe contacts to maintain on-going delivery of documentation for entering trials into system and coordination with data entry specialists. -Liaises with different information technology ("IT") groups such as CUMC IT and/or outside vendors to resolve technical problems as the situation requires. -Liaises with internal partners in research such as Sponsored Projects Administration, the Institutional Review Boards (the "IRB") and the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (the "CTSA").
Other duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience and a minimum of three years of related experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications -The candidate must be able to work independently with prior project management experience. -Demonstrate ability to collaborate with partners in research, Investigators and research teams. -Demonstrate an ability to understand clinical research and summarize research news and protocols in lay terms. -Excellent verbal, written and editorial communication skills with an attention to detail required. -Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills. -Ability to manage/handle multiple tasks, teams, and teamwork simultaneously. -Strong computer skills required, including proficiency with content management systems, social media websites, Microsoft Office, Photoshop (or equivalent) and SharePoint.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.