Research Program Coordinator - Mineola/Commack

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Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): 

Bachelor’s degree (foreign equivalent or higher degree) in Social Sciences, Public Health, or a related field.  Experience working in a research setting.


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience coordinating a research study in a clinical setting.   Experience administering cognitive functioning assessments and/or physical functioning assessments.  Experience in data analysis and data cleaning.  Supervisory or experience training others.  Working knowledge of Qualtrics, Excel, and/or Access.  Familiarity with the World Trade Center Program policies and procedures.


Brief Description of Job Duties: 

The World Trade Center Health Program works to provide the WTC 9/11 responder community with the best comprehensive care possible. The research team’s role is to work with the investigators and clinical staff to implement a variety of projects. The overall purpose of these studies is to better understand the health effects of the WTC disaster and how these health issues may be related to each other so that better strategies can be identified to target WTC-related illnesses.


The Research Program Coordinator’s role is to support the Senior Research Program Coordinator in the implementation, coordination, and supervision of research-based assessments and research-related data entry in a clinical setting. The successful candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. S/he will advance multiple projects and must be highly organized and goal-oriented. The incumbent must be able to learn and adapt to new computerized programs in coordinating the collection of data.


Data Management:

  • Develop, manage and utilize databases and computer programs to identify patients’ research status, including needed consents and research-based assessments and communicate this information to clinical and research staff.
  • Inform diagnostic plans and research on cognitive and physical aging among World Trade Center responders, including: pulling together, cleaning and reviewing mental and physical health data; coordinating relevant screening and research participation with patients, healthcare providers, specialists and investigators; and performing statistical analyses and summarizing the findings.
  • Work in conjunction with the Senior Research Program Coordinator to coordinate between clinical and research staff to design and update protocols for administering research-based assessments that correspond to clinical workflows.

Data Collection:

  • Implement and train clinical staff on research-based measures and procedures.
  • Monitor the administration of existing research-based assessments by staff, including the preparation of a monthly report to detect administration gaps and errors; re-training staff as necessary.
  • Help with the installation and maintenance of electronic equipment to include; updating or modifying tablets and laptops and maintaining dynamometers required to administer patient assessments.
  • Act as back-up for administration of consents and research-based assessments.


  • Supervise undergraduate-level students to ensure accuracy with data entry and assessment administration; retraining as needed.

  • Prepare and submit necessary IRB documents and amendments. After approval, guarantee and implementation of practices required by the IRB.
  • Other duties as assigned, including providing additional support to the Senior Research Program Coordinator.

Special Notes:
The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation.  Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding.   FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Regular travel between the Commack and Mineola World Trade Center clinics will be required.


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Long Island’s premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine represents Stony Brook University’s entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, the six Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 603 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children’s, with more than 180 pediatric specialists in 30 specialties, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region.

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Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Commack
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
Posting Start Date: Jul 12, 2019
Posting End Date: Jul 26, 2019, 10:59:00 PM




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Posted: 7/16/2019
Application Due: 7/27/2019
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