Associate Research Scientist in Neurocritical Care
Columbia University New York, Department of Neurology
United States


Summary Description

The Associate Research Scientist is responsible for the design and implementation of clinical trials in Neurocritical Care and the acute brain injury setting including the emergency room. The Neuro ICU Associate Research Scientist will collaborate work closely with a number of Principal Investigator within the Neurocritical Care faculty and the CTSA. The Associate Research Scientist will supervise a group of staff associates in the implementation and conduct of running clinical trials in the Neurocritical Care group. The Associate Research Scientist will implement, and coordinate research and administrative procedures for the successful management of clinical trials.

The responsibilities of the Associate Research Scientist will include the independent design and analysis of experiments and collaboratively publish results in scientific journals. The Associate Research Scientist will outline and implement research goals and assist principal investigators in successfully completing research studies and compete for funding. She/he will participate in the development of proposals and administration of funded projects. The Associate Research Scientist will perform diverse administrative duties requiring analysis, sound judgment, and a high level of knowledge of study specific protocols.

Additional Duties Include: 
-Administratively and clinically manage clinical trials 
-Supervise adherence to Research SOP’s 
-Supervise adherence to Good Clinical Practices and the study protocols 
-Ensure scientific integrity of data and protect the rights, safety, and well-being of patients enrolled in clinical trials 
-Supervise regulatory obligations for Neurocritical Care research and ethical oversight 
-Ensure that study protocols are discussed with patients are and verify the informed consent documentation 
-Ensure that patients are provided with written communication of their participation (i.e. copy of the signed informed consent) 
-Meet with patient for each visit and maintain accessibility to discuss any questions/concerns regarding the study 
-Supervise scheduling of patient research visits and procedures consistent with protocol requirements 
-Supervise completion and maintenance of case report forms per FDA guidelines, and review them against the patient’s medical record for completeness and accuracy 
-Ensure that questionnaires/diaries per protocol are obtained 
-Ensure that non-serious and serious adverse events are properly documented and reported 
-Schedule the monitor visits and set up monitoring visits prior to monitor’s arrival 
-Other duties as assigned


Minimum Degree Required:

Ph.D. and/or M.D.


Minimum Qualifications:

-Minimum doctorate degree or its professional equivalent.
-Minimum four years of experience in related healthcare position. 
-Previous experience with clinical trials.


Preferred Qualifications:

-Management experience to lead a team of research coordinators
-Candidate must be able to read, analyze, and interpret information from professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations 
-Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from physicians, staff and patients 
-Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices and the regulations necessary for the protection of human subjects and the conduct of clinical research required. Knowledge of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations for the transportation of Dangerous Goods also necessary as well as adherence to all CUMC IRB policies and procedures for the implementation and execution of human subject research 
-Knowledge of EMR system 
-Needs to demonstrate consistent professional conduct and meticulous attention to detail 
-Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills with patients, staff, and other health care professionals


Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.


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