The Recruitment Coordinator will work at the Sergievsky Center in a study of memory, aging and Alzheimer's disease, (Biomarkers of LOAD). They will work closely with the Project Coordinator in all aspects of the study. The incumbent will coordinate all recruitment efforts including and not limited to telephone and in-person recruitment and scheduling in person visits, blood draws and telephone interviews of study participants.
They will also need to coordinate recruitment efforts with other ancillary studies which include ongoing imaging studies of PET, MRI and brain donation. They will be responsible for recruiting from a list generated by the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services and a commercial marketing list those eligible persons from neighboring communities of Northern Manhattan, East Harlem and Morningside Heights. They will assist project coordinator in planning and organizing recruitment events in the target communities. They will have to recruit at least 10% of the targeted mailing lists and meet weekly and monthly recruitment goals. They will also be trained to administer tests and questionnaires. This includes administering standardized interviews of medical and family history, every-day functioning, and cognitive tests. Participants will be scheduled and interviewed both at CUMC and in participant's homes. S/he will assess capacity to consent and obtain informed consent in this minimal risk study following Institutional Review Board policies and regulations. She/he will assist in the development of manuals and protocols; monitor quality control; and perform and coordinate other related duties necessary to the position.
Other responsibilities will include data management which includes and is not limited to petty cash reconciliation, scoring, organizing, filing, data cleaning, scanning/copying materials, data entry and collecting and preparing biological samples. The Recruitment Coordinator will also assist attempt to locate all participants who we are unable to locate by mailing and visits to their homes. Other duties include accompanying neurologists during home visits, translating and assisting other ancillary studies of the parent grant. Perform other duties as assigned.
This work will take place under the supervision of the research study coordinator and the study investigators with limited supervision.
Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and experience, plus two years of related experience.
Experience working with older adults is highly desirable.
Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
Experience working in a research setting at least 3 years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills- A key aspect of the position will be to work with other research staff from several ongoing ancillary studies in the Center.
Fluency in Spanish and English.
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