Title: Clinical Research Coordinator

Organization: The Narrows Institute for Biomedical Research and Education to Support VA VISN 2 Prosthetics and Sensory Aids Service.

Location: VA VISN 2 Gait and Motion Analysis Laboratory at Veterans Affairs, New York Harbor Healthcare System, NY Campus, 423 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010.

The Narrows Institute for Biomedical Research and Education is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator to support VA VISN 2 Gait and Motion Analysis Laboratory, located at Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York Campus. The clinical research coordinator will be primarily involved in a newly funded lower limb prosthetics-based research project. Project management duties will entail study coordination between two clinical sites. The successful candidate will contribute to the success of this project through multi-disciplinary responsibilities, including patient screening and follow up, data collection, record keeping and management, administrative duties, and institutional review board submissions. Additionally, the clinical research coordinator will be involved with several other ongoing and planned projects.

This is a term-position, not-to-exceed 3 years.

Available immediately


∑ Function under the direction of the Director of the Gait and Motion Analysis Laboratory.
∑ Coordinate research activities according to the study protocol.
∑ Write and maintain all institutional review board applications, including initial and continuing reviews and submit all amendments in a timely manner.
∑ Contribute to funding agency progress reports.
∑ Screen patients using clinical referrals, inpatients, or as specifically indicated by the study protocol.
∑ Obtain informed consent and ensure that all questions have been answered satisfactorily and documented into the computerized VA patient record systems.
∑ Complete case report forms in a timely and accurate manner.
∑ Ensure that adverse events are reported to research sponsors, the research department, and the institutional review board according to protocol guidelines.
∑ Schedule patient appointments and coordinate any travel.
∑ Coordinate research projects and manage the timing of several concurrent projects using project management skills.
∑ Consult with study leads regarding progress of research subjects and any unusual events.
∑ Establish effective communication systems with governing agency, sponsor, team members, and the research department.
∑ Ensure that study team certifications and reviews are current to continue the protection of the rights of human subjects.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelorís Degree from an accredited college and 3 (three) years of work experience in the medical field coordinating clinical studies.
  • Basic knowledge of clinical research compliance issues and ethical research principles.
  • Experience working with clinical populations.
  • Must be a problem-solver, have excellent critical thinking ability, and great interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in project management software as well as Microsoft office suite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Masterís Degree and 2 (two) year of work experience in the medical field coordinating clinical studies.
  • Project and data management experience.
  • Experience working with patients with amputation.
  • Experience in an engineering or other biomechanics/movement science laboratory.
  • Ability to perform basic statistical analyses.


∑ Must be adaptable to unexpected changes and possess strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and technical writing skills.
∑ Self-starter with willingness to make decisions independently and solve problems creatively within job scope.
∑ Ability to manage and complete multiple projects simultaneously while working under occasionally stressful conditions.


∑ Ability to handle confidential/sensitive information and exercise good professional judgment.
∑ Uphold the VA Core Values and be a strong ambassador for the agency.
∑ Will be aware of existing and potential hazards in handling equipment and instruments, and exercises appropriate precaution in minimizing any hazards.
∑ Will adhere to safe laboratory practices for working in bio-safety environments.
∑ This position may require physical exertion, such as regular and recurring bending, walking, running, climbing stairs, climbing ramps, or climbing ladders, to observe, collect or record data in the lab or other facilities. All these activities are expected be performed in a safe and controlled manner.

Salary equivalent to GS 9-1 to 11-1 pay scale ($56,754-$68,666) based on experience and qualifications.


To apply, please use the following link: ce92b3e91&_ga=2.4952054.418974280.1504703615-1258185328.1493149771

Applicants must submit the following to Jason Maikos, Ph.D:
∑ A cover letter detailing the above qualifications.
∑ A curriculum vitae with a focus on relevant work experience, clinical coordinating experience, and software proficiency.

Following our internal selection process, only qualified applicants will be contacted for a follow up interview. Letters of recommendation are not required or requested at this time. The application process and all associated communications will remain confidential.