The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Program Coordinator to join our team in a full time position to work within the division of Hematology/Oncology/Blood Marrow Transplant for their established Precision in Pediatric Sequencing Program (PIPseq). This precision medicine based program is a keystone of innovation that uses innovative genomic technologies to provide mechanistic insights into cancer development and progression and clinical translation to improve patient care Columbia University Irving Medical Center???s Department of Pediatrics is a world leader in providing care for children. Our mission areas include Healthcare, Education and Research. We offer care for our patients in over 25 specialty areas as well as individualized care for complex cases. Our Residency, Fellowship and Graduate programs are among the best in the Nation. Our Clinical, Translational and Basic Science research features collaborations across specialties and stretches from the bench to bedside. We also have several active Clinical trials available to our patients. The ideal candidate in this hybrid administrative/ clinical/ research role should have good clinical intuition, strong interpersonal service skills, a ???take-ownership??? initiative, and an unwavering attention to detail. This role will require a highly organized individual with strong project management skills including the ability to develop timelines, and track milestones and manage multi-disciplinary teams. The program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day activities of the Pediatric Sequencing Program (PIPseq). The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Director of Operations/Research.
Clinical and Administrative Responsibilities:
Coordinating the consent process with clinicians.
Working with internal and external multi-disciplinary teams including the molecular testing lab and their bioinformatics team to establish and maintain workflows for specimen procurement, specimen submission and tracking, the return of results at molecular tumor board meetings, the return of results to clinicians and investigators, data transfer agreements, and data extraction/entry into customized databases.
Coordinating weekly tumor board meetings and giving status updates of patients identified for sequencing.
Developing documents, processes and policies across the program as needed.
Providing evaluation of overall program progress, with clear recommendations for resolution of potential or emerging issues.
Research and Administrative Responsibilities:
Work with investigators and other members of the research team to support the development of research projects with investigators and external collaborators; assist with grant proposals; protocol development and regulatory submissions for investigators and fellows; and participate in bioethics projects related to the use of genomic information.
Requesting clinical research or other applicable research experience in hematology, oncology or bone marrow transplantation.
Performs related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested.
Bachelor???s degree or equivalent in education and experience required; plus two years of related experience.
Two years of clinical research experience or other applicable research investigation.
Training and background in a health science discipline, such as nursing, public health, health services research, informatics, physiology, biochemistry or equivalent.
Strong knowledge of medical terminology and competency in working with databases and conducting data abstraction, data entry, and generating reports.
Ability to communicate, interpret, share and present information to management, clinical and research investigators and staff.
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