The MRI Laboratory in the Department and Radiology and Imaging at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is seeking a Research Assistant.

OVERVIEW:
Oversees the collection of data and entry for the MRI Laboratory in the Radiology and Imaging Department; performs data analysis for studies within HSS. Studies will include retrospective trials, outcomes trials, non-interventional trials and low risk interventional trials.

The clinical studies assistant is part of a research team, compliant with all regulatory, institutional and departmental requirements.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Clinical and Regulatory responsibilities include:


  • Oversees and conducts the informed consent process on low risk studies (requires appropriate training and certification of human research subjects training).
  • Manages data collection specific to research studies including but not limited to the performance of observational measurements for low risk studies, collection of clinical data from patients directly, and manage the performance of all other duties as put forth in the protocol. Performs advanced data queries when needed. This includes the supervision of multidisciplinary teams involved in the successful conduct of the study.
  • Spearheads efforts to meet patient enrollment targets related to independent research studies. To that end, develops and implements various recruitment strategies.
  • Under supervision, manages and executes IRB submissions for initial approvals, re-approvals, amendments, etc… Ensures timeliness and accuracy of submissions and no lapses in approvals for the study.
  • Compiles and assists in final analyses of data in preparation for a presentation, sponsor/regulatory agency, publication, etc… with guidance from the study investigator
  • Assists the Principal Investigator in departmental audits as well as external audits performed by representatives of the sponsor for each clinical research project. Works closely with HSS internal monitor for guidance on these activities.
  • Collaborates with the research team and research administration, as needed, to ensure that research subjects are treated in accordance with all mandated requirements. Ensures that standards regarding subject registration, protocol specific tests, and required documentation are adhered to. Reports deviations as appropriate and resolves issues when possible. Escalates issues to supervisor as needed.
  • Maintains and enhances professional growth through participation in seminars, professional affiliations, and internal training sessions to keep abreast of trends in the field of research data management.


A qualified candidate has the ability to communicate in an effective manner with management, clinical staff, external sponsors and patients at HSS. They may be asked to conduct procedures in the operating room including but not limited to handling of tissue and blood samples.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Scientific background
  • Proficient use of computers and MS Office software
  • Knowledge of magnetic resonance imaging a plus, but not required.



Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

If interested, please submit a resume to:

Matthew F. Koff Ph.D.
Associate Scientist
Department of Radiology and Imaging

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
BW-08G
New York, NY 10021

koffm@hss.edu