General Purpose:

In this role, the successful candidate will manage a two-site randomized controlled trial testing an intervention that integrates financial coaching and social needs referrals into a smoking cessation program for people with low-income who smoke. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the research coordinator will oversee the day-to-day execution of the study protocol, ensure timely project achievement, and manage the study budget. The candidate will supervise the project’s research assistants and interns. The ideal candidate has experience with clinical trials management, data collection and management, and team management. Responsible for overall coordination, status reporting and stability of project oriented tasks. A successful applicant will be able to work independently and in collaboration with diverse colleagues, staff, and community members.


Essential Duties of Position:

  • Coordinate research activities across multiple sites.
  • Lead the coordination for successful recruitment and enrollment of participants.
  • Lead the coordination for successful delivery of the study interventions.
  • Supervise study research assistants and interns.
  • Work well with other study personnel.
  • Oversee regulatory procedures required by the NYU Institutional Board (IRB), NYU Office of Clinical Trials and any other appropriate parties in order to obtain approval to conduct human subjects’ research (e.g., ensures the update and submission of necessary documents and/or forms to appropriate destination).
  • Plan and schedule study meetings.
  • Organize and maintain research records.
  • Assist with management of study budgets.
  • Play an active role in dissemination of findings, including preparation of manuscripts and presentations.


  • At least 3 full years of work experience in public health or medical research involving human participants. Experience working on clinical trials preferred.
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent. Master’s Degree (in Public Health, Psychology, Social Work) preferred.
  • Proficiency in using various Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook. Familiar with Internet applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize complex tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Strong communication skills and commitment to continuous learning.
  • Experience with collection and management of quantitative data.
  • Familiarity with working in health care settings.
  • Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently.
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