A research coordinator with a clinical background in musculoskeletal medicine is sought to work with a collaborative team of scientists and surgeons at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Ideally the individual will be an athletic trainer, physical therapist, exercise physiologist, or other allied health professional with expertise in musculoskeletal medicine who is interested in working in a dynamic research setting.
- Schedules and conducts subject interviews, follow-up visits and phone calls to obtain data as per protocol, including taking vitals and medical history as needed.
- Performs biomechanical strength testing, range of motion assessments, ultrasound, and neuromuscular and musculoskeletal performance tests.
- Assists with performing biopsies in the clinic and operating room. Processes samples appropriately, and assists lab staff in sample analysis.
- Develops and maintains research databases with guidance from Principal Investigator and/or statistician.
- Collaborates with research administration to ensure that research subjects are treated in accordance with all mandated requirements. Ensures that standards regarding subject registration, protocol specific tests, and required documentation are adhered to. Reports deviations as appropriate and resolves issues when possible.
- Meets regularly with Principal Investigators to discuss on-going projects and submissions as well as new projects.
- Performs or helps facilitate informed consent procedures following all regulatory guidelines.
- Participates in protocol development in collaboration with faculty investigators. Conducts literature searches; actively participates in development meetings; reviews and edits protocol document; prepares study initiation documents.
- Prepares initial drafts of protocols and manuscripts as requested by the Principal Investigator
- Performs IRB submissions for initial approvals, re-approvals, amendments, etc. Prepares, submits and files IRB and all regulatory documents, ie., data collection sheets, protocol amendments, protocol deviations, adverse event forms, etc.
- Prepares information required for quarterly reports to research administration and the FDA.
- Provides timely progress reports for each research project at regular intervals to the Principal Investigator/Co-investigators.
- Bachelor's degree in biology, exercise physiology, or other relevant biomedical area
- Graduate degree (MS/MA/MEd or DPT) preferred
- Appropriate national certification or state licensure (New York State, current license or eligible) based on clinical training and background
- Exceptional organizational skills
- Strong written and communication skills
- Proficient use of computers and software, including Microsoft Excel and Word
- Prior clinical research experience preferred but not necessary