The Englander Institute for Precision Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine is a translational research hub to promote molecular diagnostics and therapeutics.  Physician-scientists utilize the most advanced genomic sequencing technologies and novel computational algorithms to identify the genetic alterations that give rise to and drive each patient’s illness.

The Englander Institute for Precision Medicine in New York City is an outstanding place to begin or grow your career. The Institute is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, along the East River.  We offer a highly competitive compensation package including excellent benefits.  Be sure to check out our featured spotlights here for employee profiles!

We are Urgently seeking to fill a new (as of mid-July 2023) position for a Laboratory Supervisor. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Mr. Michael Sigouros, Senior Research Operations Manager, via email to mis2092@med.cornell.edu. 

Title: Laboratory Supervisor

Location: Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Org Unit: IPM Research and Development

Work Days: Monday-Friday

Exemption Status: Exempt

Salary Range: $79,400.00 – $101,200.00 (As required under NYC Human Rights Law Int 1208-2018 – Salary range for this role when Hired for NYC Offices).

Position Summary: Under direction, provides operational support for research laboratories and supervises of a variety of activities related to the planning, performance and supervision of basic and/or clinical research.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops, implements and enforces policies and procedures to support laboratory safety, efficiency and quality control.
  • Provides orientation, training and supervision of staff, students, visiting scientists and new lab members in the application and use of new equipment as well as maintaining and following the standard operating procedures for laboratory activities.
  • Ensures that safety practices are monitored and mandated safety requirements observed.
  • Ensures the safe, timely and appropriate processing, storage and shipping of biological specimens.
  • Ensures that facilities and equipment are in optimal and proper working condition. Coordinates preventative maintenance and repairs as needed. May perform minor repairs if qualified and as needed. May advise on upgrades for performance enhancements.
  • Monitors the financial and accounting activities of the laboratory.
  • As needed, performs basic laboratory experiments or routine laboratory procedures.
  • Manages database of cell lines, antibodies, oligonucleotides and other biological reagents.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies, equipment and/or reagents. May order supplies/equipment/reagents as authorized or ensure that needs are escalated appropriately. Receives supply orders and confirms accuracy of delivery. May assist with cost control.
  • Negotiates prices with external vendors for the purchase of equipment and places orders for all equipment.
  • Ensures laboratory is in compliance with the Weill Cornell Medicine, local, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Attends workshops, seminars and/or conferences to keep abreast of standards and best practices within the field. Disseminates information to colleagues and/or staff as appropriate.
  • Prepares IACUC protocols and yearly renewals.
  • Prepares IRB protocols and yearly renewals.
  • Assists principle investigators and post-docs with the preparation of Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) for acquiring reagents.
  • Assists principle investigators and post-docs with the preparation of budgets and other regulatory items for grant submission.
  • Organizes schedule of lab meetings.
  • Analyzes data and prepares professional presentations for lab meetings.

 

Education: Bachelor’s Degree.

 

Experience: Approximately 2 years of related laboratory experience.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated leadership competencies, including ability to motivate staff, excellent organizational skills, and ability to work effectively as a member of a team, in a busy, fast paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).

 

Working Conditions/Physical Demands: Standard laboratory environment

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Academic

Research Pathology Fellowship in Precision Medicine

Position Summary:

The Englander Institute for Precision Medicine and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine offer a two-year Research Pathology Fellowship in Precision Medicine. With a major exposure to a comprehensive translational research component, this program will focus on the application of next-generation sequencing platforms to identify and validate novel alterations in an array of tumor types.

 

The goal of this Research Pathology Fellowship program is to gain expertise in the application of state-of-the-art sequencing technologies, familiarize with novel tools to analyze next-generation sequencing data, and to become leaders in the field of Precision Medicine. The Research Pathology Fellow will act as a bridge between pathologists, oncologists, surgeons, computational biologists and basic scientists, in order to use next-generation sequencing of tumor genomes and pre-clinical models in high impact research studies.

 

Responsibilities:

  • To review histopathology of research projects.
  • To familiarize with operation of next-generation sequencing platforms.
  • To learn about the data processing pipeline and bioinformatics aspects of next-generation sequencing. To be involved in the development and validation of research assays.
  • To participate in research pathology-related activities of next-generation biobanking including our pan-cancer Rapid Autopsy program.
  • To develop skills in sequencing data interpretation with computational scientists and bioinformaticians.
  • Salaries are commensurate with the level of training.

 

Qualifications:

Pathologists and pathology trainees will be considered. Prior experience in molecular biology/molecular pathology is encouraged.

 

Applications:

Applications: Please send Curriculum vitae, personal statement and two letters of recommendation to EIPMadmin@med.cornell.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow, Computational Biology

Position Summary:

The Englander Institute for Precision Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral fellow or Associate Research Scientist with strong expertise in bioinformatics to lead genetic analysis in human disease studies. The candidate will apply state-of-the-art computational methods to analyze large-scale sequencing data, including whole genome sequencing, interpret genetic variants, and identify novel human disease genes. The candidate will lead one or two of the major human genetics projects in the lab, focused on the following disease areas: cardiovascular, metabolic disease, neurodegenerative disorders, or cancer.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead bioinformatics projects to translate NGS data, as well as public and internal genomic, phenotype, and clinical/EMR datasets, to novel discoveries on a path to clinical utility.
  • Publish and present novel findings in academic journals and conferences.
  • D. with a background in cancer biology, bioinformatics or computational biology, or related fields.
  • For bioinformatics postdoctoral and research analyst positions, experience in statistical and programming languages (e.g., R, Python, Perl), experience in computational biology applications (e.g. bwa, samtools, GATK, etc.), and next-generation sequencing are required. The position offers opportunities for close collaboration with the world-class bioinformatics team at the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine.
  • High proficiency of Unix/Linux systems and code versioning tools.
  • Experience with code development, optimization, automation, and testing, using common version control solutions e.g. git.
  • Basic knowledge of molecular biology and genomics.
  • Knowledge of containerization platforms (e.g. Docker, Singularity).
  • Evidence of productivity from publications originating from Ph.D. or postdoctoral work.
  • The position requires the ability to work with a heterogenous group of basic scientists, molecular biologists, physician scientists, computational biologist, data scientists, lab technicians, medical and graduate students. Hence, it requires excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, self-motivation, and creativity.

 

Qualifications:

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Biomedical Informatics, Computational Biology, Genomics, or a related discipline requiring strong computational and analytical skills supplemented with biology background
  • Extensive knowledge of using high-performance computing clusters, including common scheduling systems (e.g. OGE, slurm, etc.)
  • Experience working with cloud computing infrastructures will be a plus, especially on Amazon AWS
  • Knowledge of workflow languages, e.g. CWL, Nextflow or equivalent is a plus.
  • Knowledge of agile software development preferred.
  • Well-versed in the art of effective communication on interdisciplinary teams (scientists, programmers, and clinicians), especially graphical communication about high-complexity datasets to scientific audiences from different backgrounds.
  • High self-motivation, great ability to work in both multiple-task and independent fashions.

 

Applications:

Motivated to pursue postdoctoral training required for a future independent academic career. Candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply. Please email CV, statement of research interests, copies of previous publications, and the names and contact information for three references to Ryan Smith at rcs4001@med.cornell.edu.

 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Aging Initiative

Position Summary:

The Englander Institute for Precision Medicine (EIPM) at Weill Cornell Medicine is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with a background in molecular biology or a related field to join our team.  We are seeking a dynamic individual with leadership qualities who will be responsible for designing and executing studies focused on clonal hematopoiesis and model development – to reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease associated with aging.

 

A priority of the EIPM is to develop innovative new ways of predicting risk of future disease through (i) identification of somatic changes in the peripheral blood such as clonal hematopoiesis via cohort-based and population-based studies (ii) develop targeted clinical trials and pre-clinical models based on these somatic changes; and (iii) change the standard of care and reduce age-related adverse outcomes via drug development. Our research is focused on the utilization of patient samples to ascertain the functional impact of genetic and epigenetic alterations that occur during normal aging and that have known associations with cancer and cardiovascular disease.  Our goal is to translate these findings to the clinic.

 

Responsibilities:

The work will be performed under the supervision of Dr. Pinkal Desai. The candidate will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team composed of basic scientists, computational biologists, pathologists, and medical oncologists, with significant resources for bioinformatics support and studies in human tissues.

The candidate is expected to perform experiments exploring next generation sequencing methods and implementation, clonal hematopoiesis model development, bone marrow microenvironment, bone marrow metabolism, and genetic and epigenetic alterations using a variety of systems including cell lines, co-culture systems, xenografts, and genetically engineered mouse models.  A desire to develop and implement new methodologies is highly advantageous.  There will be numerous opportunities for training to complement current skills, and we envision numerous collaborations with other outstanding scientists.

 

Perform experiments using next generation sequencing, clonal hematopoiesis model development, bone marrow microenvironment, bone marrow metabolism, measurable residual disease post-therapy, and genetic and epigenetic alterations using a variety of systems including cell lines, co-culture systems, xenografts, and genetically engineered mouse models.

 

Qualifications:

Applicants should have experience in a related field, together with a strong publication record, and strong previous research experience in genomics, bioinformatics, or related fields. Experience with several of the following activities would be desirable: characterization of genetically engineered mouse models, work with patient-derived xenografts and culture of primary cells.  Initial salary is commensurate with experience. Applying for independent funding is not required, but is strongly encouraged for the career development of the candidate.

  • MD and/or PhD in biological sciences, biochemistry or related field is required.
  • Minimum 2 years laboratory experience
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to interact well with others
  • Detail-oriented

 

Applications:

Please send Curriculum vitae, personal statement and two letters of recommendation to EIPMadmin@med.cornell.edu

Informatics & Computational Biology

Our faculty and staff are distinguished scientists who specialize in designing computational methods for extracting insights from next-generation sequencing data.

Software Engineer, Front End (Hybrid-Remote) (86462)

Title: Software Engineer, Front End (Hybrid-Remote)

Location: Upper East Side

Org Unit: Olivier Elemento Lab

Work Days: Monday-Friday

Exemption Status: Exempt

Salary Range: $99,800.00 – $123,200.00

*As required under NYC Human Rights Law Int 1208-2018 – Salary range for this role when Hired for NYC Offices

Position Summary

Responsible for designing, implementing, developing, and maintaining multi-user web-enabled database-driven applications for in-house clinical, research, educational, and administrative activities.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Collects functional design requirements and leads physical and logical database design.
  • Creates prototypes for client engagements.
  • Designs, codes, and tests secure, reliable technical solutions.
  • Troubleshoots reported issues, precisely identifies root causes, and implement solutions.
  • Effectively documents/comments the generated source code and APIs and compose clear and complete instructions for the users.
  • Maintains source code and assets using a version control system.
  • Assists in establishment and meeting of development deadlines and schedules; develops internal and external meeting objectives and agendas; elicits and documents constructive feedback.
  • Understands expectations that were set with client; recognize and communicate when issues/events may affect delivery.
  • Shares acquired skills with team members through formal and informal channels.

 

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field

 

Experience

Must Have:

  • Proficiency with HTML, CSS, SaSS and JavaScript.
  • 3+ years of experience with Angular 2+.
  • Experience with at least one other front-end framework such as React or Vue.js.
  • Experience with RESTful APIs and web services.
  • Familiar with testing frameworks (Ex. Jasmine) and test runner frameworks (Ex. Karma).
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git and GitHub.
  • Ability to develop secure, reliable, scalable applications.
  • Experience with Responsive/Mobile Design using Material Design and/or Bootstrap

 

Nice to Have:

  • Experience in JavaScript build tools such as npm, grunt or gulp.
  • Experience with TypeScript.
  • Experience in prototyping with tools such as Figma considered a plus.
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms such as Azure or AWS.
  • Experience with containerization and orchestration tools such as Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience with non-relational databases (NoSQL) such as MongoDB.
  • Knowledge of any OOP languages considered a plus.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet time line constraints/deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self motivated, adaptable, and possessing a positive attitude.
  • Understands the necessity of and adheres to coding standards.

 

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Software Engineer, Full Stack (Hybrid/Remote) (86463)

Title: Software Engineer, Full Stack (Hybrid/Remote)

Location: Upper East Side

Org Unit: Olivier Elemento Lab

Work Days: Monday-Friday

Exemption Status: Exempt

Salary Range: $99,800.00 – $123,200.00

*As required under NYC Human Rights Law Int 1208-2018 – Salary range for this role when Hired for NYC Offices

Position Summary

Responsible for designing, implementing, developing, and maintaining multi-user web-enabled database-driven applications for in-house clinical, research, educational, and administrative activities. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, enhancing, and maintaining both front-end and back-end applications.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Collects functional design requirements and leads physical and logical database design.
  • Creates prototypes for client engagements.
  • Designs, codes, and tests secure, reliable technical solutions.
  • Troubleshoots reported issues, precisely identifies root causes, and implement solutions.
  • Effectively documents/comments the generated source code and APIs and compose clear and complete instructions for the users.
  • Maintains source code and assets using a version control system.
  • Assists in establishment and meeting of development deadlines and schedules; develops internal and external meeting objectives and agendas; elicits and documents constructive feedback.
  • Understands expectations that were set with client; recognize and communicate when issues/events may affect delivery.
  • Shares acquired skills with team members through formal and informal channels.

 

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field

 

Experience

Must Have:

  • 3 years of working experience as a software engineer.
  • Strong proficiency in C# and ASP.NET Core.
  • Experience with front-end technologies such as HTML, JavaScript and at least one of the front-end frameworks such as Angular, React, or Vue.js
  • Experience with database design and management using MySQL or other relational databases.
  • Experience with RESTful APIs and web services.
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git and GitHub.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with cloud computing platforms such as Azure or AWS.
  • Experience with containerization and orchestration tools such as Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience with non-relational databases (NoSQL) such as MongoDB.
  • Knowledge of Entity Framework and code-first migrations.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet time line constraints/deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self motivated, adaptable, and possessing a positive attitude.
  • Understands the necessity of and adheres to coding standards.

 

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Senior Bioinformatics Analyst

Position Summary:

Leads the development, testing and maintenance of analytical pipelines used to support genomic testing based on whole exome sequencing and other tests within the lab of world-renowned computational biologist Olivier Elemento, Ph.D., Director of the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for biostatistical analysis and data interpretation for large data sets. Performs genomic analyses including mutation analyses, integrates datasets and generates figures summarizing results and key findings.
  • Implements pipelines for detecting and annotating mutations from single patient, whole-exome sequencing datasets.
  • Implements primary processing pipeline and quality control; runs pipeline(s) on all new samples.
  • Implements procedures for disaster recovery and resuming failed jobs.
  • Works closely with bioinformatics team(s) to define specifications for information systems, relational datasets, and sequencing analysis.
  • Develops novel algorithms and tools for high throughput data analysis.
  • Explores new computing platforms, performs benchmarking and implements data sharing.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • S. in molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, biomedical engineering or computer science desired. MS or PhD in systems biology, bioinformatics or computer biology is highly desired.
  • Approximately 3 years of related experience.
  • Bioinformatics analysis expertise as demonstrated by multiple published papers.
  • Excellent programming expertise in at least one of the following languages: C, C++, Java or Python.
  • Experience in biology and/or cancer biology is preferred.
  • Experience working in an academic environment is highly desired.
  • Previous experience in designing and building bioinformatics workflows preferred.
  • Previous experience analyzing and summarizing genomic datasets preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent understanding of biology and biomedicine.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision.

 

Applications:

Applications: Please send Curriculum vitae, personal statement and two letters of recommendation to EIPMadmin@med.cornell.edu

Bioinformatics Analyst

Position Summary:

At the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine (EIPM), our mission is to use Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data to give late-stage cancer patients therapeutic options to prolong and better their quality of life. In just four years we have built a CLIA-approved genomics test that has already been used on over 800 patients. As a Bioinformatics Analyst at IPM, you will be able to immediately impact and build data products aimed at expanding the scope of our genomics platform. You will get to create new ways of improving aspects of the genomics platform such as sample collection, sequencing, genomic data analysis, and reporting. You will also get to work with a diverse team of software engineers, bioinformaticians, researchers, and physicians, and create products that deepen our understanding of how cancers evolve and the best treatment options for them.

 

The Bioinformatics Analyst will perform statistical and integrative data analysis for genomics and clinical data for the Institute for Precision Medicine (EIPM). You will arm IPM with data and insights to help enhance the clinical sequencing portfolio. You’ll be focused on improving our Whole Genome analysis pipeline (SNVs, CNVs, Structural Variant calling) for our Whole Genome test. You should be passionate about finding inefficiencies in how we generate clinically actionable insights, and enjoy brainstorming and building workflow solutions.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting and maintaining systematic documentation of clinical-enterprise software pipelines for compliance using (git/svn/etc.)
  • Assisting in the development of new software tools and build pipelines for novel bioinformatics analyses
  • Assisting in development and maintenance of genomic and clinical databases
  • Creating web user interfaces for to explore large data stores, combining genomic and clinical data and statistical analyses to help other IPM team members understand insights form theses data stores
  • Performing statistical and integrative data analysis on genomics and clinical data

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to run computationally intensive jobs on HPC and Cloud computing environments
  • Previous experience in designing and building bioinformatics workflows
  • Proficiency in programming in Java, C, C++
  • Experience in web user interface applications and database design
  • Knowledge of clinical IT systems (OMOP, HL7 messaging, etc.)
  • Driven and Self-motivated. Willingness to tackle and drive execution of challenging projects
  • Ability to learn and deliver work in fast-paced and diverse environment
  • Comfortable with communicating and working alongside a diverse team of scientists and medical professionals
  • BS in Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science or Related Field
  • Minimum 3 years experience working with next generation sequencing data and relevant tools (GATK, samtools, BWA, TopHat, STAR,etc.)
  • Knowledge and proficiency of UNIX
  • Proficiency in at least one scripting language : (R, Ruby, Python, Perl)
  • Experience using Git/SVN

 

Applications:

Applications: Please send Curriculum vitae, personal statement and two letters of recommendation to EIPMadmin@med.cornell.edu

Laboratory, Sequencing, Innovation

As pioneers in the field of precision medicine, the EIPM is continuously working to accelerate discoveries and drive innovation.

Translational Research Technologist II

Position Summary

The Translational Research Technologist II plays a critical role within the Englander Institute of Precision Medicine (EIPM) Laboratory. Responsible for carrying out laboratory activities associated with specimen processing and novel EIPM research assays and processes. Under direction of platform managers, assists in centralizing key workflows, and both independently and collaboratively perform selected procedures in the wet lab associated with molecular, genomic, histology, organoid, and/or biobanking methods, including but not limited to sample preparation, tissue culturing and processing, quality control, and biospecimen storage and tracking.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Assists with experimental design and carries out experiments related to precision medicine projects.
  • Analyzes and interprets experimental results and provides input related to subsequent experimental designs.
  • Prepares and maintains detailed QC documentation, logs, and laboratory notebooks for progress reporting and experimental tracking for the platform.
  • May perform various molecular biology procedures, such as PCR, DNA/RNA extractions, protein and DNA electrophoresis, blood processing, cloning, tissue culture, and drug experiments.
  • May prepare tissue specimens according to specific research protocols, perform histologic staining and tissue sectioning, and prepares slides from tissue sections for microscopic examination and diagnosis.
  • Enters experimental, technical, and QC data for translational research biospecimens into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
  • Under supervision, maintains inventory of research specimens in laboratory databases and availability of space in storage units.
  • Receives and verifies translational research samples for downstream processing and accessioning from WCM/NYP clinics and external institutions.
  • May be responsible for overseeing next-generation biobanking workflows and facilitate the receipt, storage, cataloguing and shipment of samples within and between institutions.
  • Supports protocol design of new techniques to assist in overall laboratory efficiency.
  • Conducts library research and literature searches using various computer systems. Assists in editing scientific publications, abstracts and posters.
  • May assist in the orientation and training of new investigators, fellows, residents, and technical staff in the use of equipment, products and experimental techniques.
  • Ensures a clean working area and is responsible for washing and storing glassware.
  • Ensures that safe laboratory practices are followed, including the use and disposal of chemicals and hazardous materials.
  • Ensures that facilities and equipment are in optimal and proper working condition. Coordinates preventative maintenance and repairs as needed. May monitor storage units such as -80 freezers to ensure they are operating at appropriate temperature.

 

Other

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Experience: Approximately 2 years of related work experience within a laboratory; prior experience handling biological specimens is strongly preferred; and prior experience in molecular biology techniques such as sample extraction and tissue culture is desired.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail; and ability to multi-task and handle multiple competing priorities.
  • Working Conditions/Physical Demands: Standard laboratory conditions; this position may require standing or sitting for long periods of time; and this role may require working within Biologic Safety Level 1 and 2.
  • Location: Upper East Side of Manhattan
  • Org Unit: Physiology and Biophysics
  • Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
  • Salary Range: Up to $41.81 per hour. *As required under NYC Human Rights Law Int 1208-2018 – Salary range for this role when hired for NYC Offices

 

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Data Specialist

Position Summary

Under supervision, the Data Specialist is responsible for creating and managing databases, as well as for merging data as needed and providing database support.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Designs and maintains relational databases, including developing programs and coding to support ease of data entry, management, and automated reports; may involve a limited amount of data entry and data cleaning.
  • Generates and distributes summary reports in a timely manner, prioritizing multiple requests and maintaining a supportive relationship with all users.
  • Assists with the creation of parameters and design of report output.
  • Performs regular audits to ensure data integrity and quality.
  • Assists in the creation of policies and procedures that efficiently enhance data integrity.
  • Maintains knowledge of industry standards and best practices to ensure all deliverables meet those standards.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Experience

  • Approximately 2-4 years of experience with data entry, querying and reporting from relational databases.
  • Fluent in the use of relational databases.

 

Education: Associate’s Degree

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Clear demonstrations of technical, analytical, organizational, problem solving, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with others in a multi-functional team.
  • Excellent attention to detail, patience, and a positive, customer-centric attitude.
  • Fluency with relational and multidimensional database concepts; experience in SQL, R, SAS, REDCap and MS Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop proficiency with unfamiliar toolsets and seek out new learning and training opportunities.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and ethical standards for handling confidential information.

 

Working Conditions/Physical Demands: Standard office work

To Apply: Please visit the Weill Cornell Medicine Human Resources website and search for Requisition ID 53204.

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Research Program Specialist

Position Summary

Under general direction, the Research Program Specialist assists in the administration, execution, development, and overall management, clinical research functions and programs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinates research studies in compliance with federal regulations, GCP guidelines, and internal policies.
  • Responsible for subject management. Works closely with the research team to facilitate the recruitment, enrollment, and data collection for clinical research studies.
  • Assists with eligibility assessment and obtaining written informed consent, as appropriate. Performs central subject registration for specified research studies.
  • Coordinates the data management of research studies within the institution and with collaborating institutions in compliance with federal regulations, GCP guidelines, and internal policies.
  • Develops and maintains study documentation and databases. Performs data collection and entry, as needed. Ensures data quality and integrity throughout the life of the study.
  • Facilitates sample collection, processing and storage activities as required by protocols.
  • Compiles data reports and progress reports. Generates and disseminates study documents to investigators and/or program directors.
  • Assists with data and research analyses for publications and presentations.
  • Contributes to and writes research findings for lectures, manuscripts, publications, grants, and other documents.
  • Under the direction of the PI, drafts investigator-initiated research protocols and amendments.
  • Provides training and mentorship to junior and new staff.
  • Attends conferences and provides guidance to clinical staff.

Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Healthcare, or a related field.
  • 2+ years of prior research experience in a health-related clinical or research setting.
  • Research experience in an academic health center.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) regulations, and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to interact with multiple constituencies and exercise “people skills”.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite and database applications.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain focused despite frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to treat confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Ability to exercise standards of professionalism, including appearance, presentation and demeanor.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative manner with all departmental faculty and staff, as well as other institutional representatives.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Working Conditions/Physical Demands: Standard office work.

To Apply: Please visit the Weill Cornell Medicine Human Resources website and search for Requisition ID 52401.

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