Summary Description: The Staff Associate will play a central role in organizing trials related to stroke and other disorders, interfacing with various regulatory bodies, and recruiting and enrolling patients in several new and ongoing stroke trials. The trials are funded by New York State, the NIH, and industry; they concern acute stroke, stroke prevention, and health services research. The Staff Associate will also participate in broader centralized organizational activities of several stroke trials, and an institution-wide effort to facilitate clinical trials as part of a federally-funded resource set up for this purpose. The candidate must have clinical experience, preferably in neurology or stroke, in order to understand and participate in stroke care. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are needed to interact with clinical and research personnel as well as patients.Key responsibilities will include:1. Working closely with Emergency Department staff, neurologists, stroke fellows, and other trial coordinators in recruiting patients with acute ischemic stroke. 2. Approaching patients and family members to obtain informed consent for studies that may have a narrow time window of opportunity for enrollment.3. Consenting, enrolling, scheduling, interviewing, examining, and limited drawing of blood from patients. 4. Collecting data and data entry of clinical trial research data about patients. Monitoring patients for adverse events. 5. Interacting with local and centralized IRBs, clinical and data coordinating centers, and NIH regarding organizational issues for trials.6. Organization of investigator meetings, maintenance of minutes for regular conference calls, and participation in study outreach efforts for studies for which Columbia serves as lead study site.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent plus 4 years related experience. Strong writing skills and Spanish proficiency required.
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.
Internal Number: 334_63843
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