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Columbia University Data Coordinator - Infectious Diseases in New York, New York

  • Requisition no: 508751

  • Work Type: Full Time

  • Location: Campus|Medical Center

  • School/Department: null

  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration

  • Bargaining Unit: n/a

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • End Date if Temporary: n/a

  • Hours Per Week: 35

  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

Studies conducted in the CRU include protocols sponsored by National Institutes of Health, investigator initiated studies, both inpatient and outpatient, as well as numerous industry studies in several areas: new drug development and translational research in COVID-19 and HIV, optimization of antiretroviral therapy, and COVID-19 and HIV Biomedical clinical trials for treatment and prevention.

The Data Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day collection and reporting of clinical research data, data management, and quality control (QC) in accordance with study sponsor requirements for NIH-funded COVID Prevention Network (CoVPN), ACTG, and HVTN studies conducted at the CRU. Responsibilities will include maintenance and operation of database systems used in national NIH-funded Clinical Trials Networks as well as the management of a QC system, which will be used at the CRU and other sites in the clinical trials unit.


  • Maintain and operate clinical trials database systems.

  • Perform QC and monitor a QC system (internal and in coordination with other CTU sites).

  • Assist in the coordination of overall quality management (QM) procedures and contribute significantly to a QM Plan at the CRU.

  • Develop systems to improve data quality across the clinical trials unit.

  • Work closely with the clinical trial unit staff to facilitate communication and track recruitment of patients/volunteers into the trials.

  • Enter/correct study data for national networks.

  • Maintain/design data tracking systems, and analyze data trends and outcomes.

  • Assist with interpretation of data and preparation of regular and ad-hoc reports.

  • Respond to queries regarding data accuracy.

  • Train additional staff members to assist with data entry and QC practices for the CRU.

  • Provide regulatory backup for clinical research protocols, including preparation of regulatory quality assurance protocols and communication with IRBs.

  • Perform additional related duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer/health-related field, or equivalent in education and experience, plus two years of experience

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and REDCap

  • Willingness to learn the use of national data management systems

  • Organized and detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of viral infections (specifically HIV and SARS-CoV-2) and clinical research

  • Proficiency or fluency in Spanish

  • Working knowledge of common national data management systems including Medidata/Rave and iDataFax

Other Requirements

  • Successful completion of applicable compliance and system training requirements

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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