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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Coordinator.
The Research Coordinator for the Peer-Assisted Lifestyle (PAL) Study at the MOTIVATE Lab executes responsibilities at Dr. Melanie Jays MOTIVATE Research lab located at the VA Medical Center in Manhattan and the Brooklyn VA located in Dyker Heights. The MOTIVATE Lab is currently conducting three large, multi-site government-funded clinical trials focused on behavioral weight loss, of which the PAL Study is one funded by the VA and all patients are recruited from and seen at the Brooklyn VA in Dyker Heights. All MOTIVATE Lab staff and interns attend a lab meeting at 10am on Mondays at the Manhattan VA. PAL Study staff have the ability to use a free shuttle service that operates between the Manhattan VA and the Brooklyn VA.
The Peer-Assisted Lifestyle (PAL) Study is a cluster-randomized clinical trial using Veteran Health Coaches trained in Motivational Interviewing to coach Veterans in setting SMART goals around weight loss and health promotion and achieving them. The Research Coordinator is responsible for all tasks related to management of the PAL study under supervision of the principal investigator.
Oversee recruitment and retention
Manage participant flow
Manage successful implementation of intervention components, this includes supervision of 2 Full-Time Veteran Peer Coaches
Interview, hire, train, and supervise a team of interns
Execute study visits; consent participants, take basic measurements, administer surveys, and distribute materials
Track equipment issued to participants
Update Standard Operating Procedures and disseminate information
Coordinate and track all activities related to the VA IRB including submissions, amendments, reports, and staff changes
Complete funding progress reports
Maintain relationships with providers at the Brooklyn VA to ensure study engagement
Coordinate meetings with statistician and Data Safety Monitoring Board
Ensure adherence to study protocol and compliance with VA procedures
Monitor quality control of data and patient interactions
Monitor goals and progress of the study.
Responsible for data management (REDCap, Excel)
Responsible for preparation of articles, abstracts, or presentations
Assist in developing, submitting, and monitoring grant submissions
To qualify you must have a Bachelor's degree in life sciences, allied health or equivalent in a related discipline and 0-1 years experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Effective oral, written, communication, interpersonal skills. Must be able to work under the direction of supervision. Ability to operate research related equipment. Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as World, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook. Familiar with Internet applications. Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Time management skills and ability to work well under pressure.
Masters degree in a relevant area (Education, Education Research, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology) is preferred.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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