Opioid Addiction Research Coordinator

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center are conducting an NIH-funded study to examine whether providing opioid addiction treatment as part of a group is superior to one-on-one visits with a physician. The project will take place at a community health center in the Bronx. The Study Coordinator will participate in activities including: conducting 5-10 semi-structured interviews with buprenorphine treatment providers, development of group visit protocols, and conducting a randomized study with 80 buprenorphine patients assessing abstinence rates following the 16 week group-based intervention. Research visits will include computerized interviews, urine collection, observation of group visits, extraction of electronic medical records, and conducting in-person interviews with treatment providers and study subjects.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and analyze data; perform regular audits to ensure that collected data are complete and accurate, and research protocols are being followed.
  • Collect urine specimens; supervise participant computer-assisted self-interviews; observe group visits and collect self-assessment materials; extract and examine medical records.
  • Meet weekly with research team to discuss study progress.
    Partner with IT and data management resources in the development and editing of databases.
  • Draft reports, coordinate preparation of conference abstract and presentations related to the project.
    Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s in Public Health or related field. Master’s Degree preferred
  • At least two years’ experience conducting research; experience working with similar population preferred
  • Fluency in English and Spanish preferred
  • Clinical trials certification by SOCRA preferred

Skills and Competencies:

  • As part of a team, must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities, work independently with minimal supervision, and adhere to study protocol
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, ACCESS, Excel, and SPSS, SAS, or other statistical software and ability to perform data analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills required
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Outstanding judgment, initiative, and attention to detail are essential
  • Can be relied upon to ensure that activities within areas of specific responsibility are completed in a timely manner and within budget
  •  Outline project goals and timelines and reviews progress at defined intervals

Please contact Aaron Fox  at adfox@montefiore.org with any inquiries.

 

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