Nathan S. Kline Institute
  • 01-Jun-2022 to 15-Jul-2022 (EST)
  • NKI - Manhattan Psychiatric Center (MPC)
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $50,526.00
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits package


This Project Coordinator Specialist (PCS) will join an experienced research team led by Dr. Jean-Pierre Lindenmayer that is conducting clinical trials of persons diagnosed with Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorders at Manhattan Psychiatric Center and the 125th Street Clinic in NYC. The PCS will manage day to day activities of the study including scheduling, problem solving, protocol adherence, perform research procedures like recruiting, consenting, research questionnaires, neurocognitive tests, handling and shipping of laboratory specimen, and others. The PCS will serve as a liaison person to other departments of the hospital and clinic depending on the requirements of the protocol and clinical needs.


A) The PCS takes a lead on the development, resourcing, implementation of a major current NIMH grant. This includes completing Institutional Review Board applications and updates; recruiting subjects, scheduling subjects for research assessments, conducting data collection and data management; supervising research team members on tasks specific to the research project; advanced data analysis and interpretation; and reporting of results.

B) Manage research and evaluation projects as designated by Principal Investigator, including design, planning, monitoring, and regular, timely reporting on progress to the Director, PI, and other research staff.

C) Develops recruitment plans for study subject recruitment, visits potential recruitment sites and interacts with referral sources to the Research program.

B) Applies behavioral assessment skills such as psychiatric rating scales; screening, assessment, and interviewing skills; and therapeutic interventions skills specific to the research project. This may also include delivering training and support to other research staff in these skills and monitoring and measuring research intervention quality and fidelity.

D) Develops a thorough understanding of relevant research areas using a variety of methods (e.g., Internet databases, discussion with subject matter experts, attending training and professional development).

E) Translates existing theoretical literature and empirical data into literature reviews, summary of the evidence, and organizational briefs. This could include reviews that inform the design of new research, models of practice and/or practice improvements.

F) Based on research and evaluation data and taking into consideration what is already published on the subject matter, take a lead in grant drafting, writing of journal publications and organizational reports, presenting at conferences, workshops, and community out-reach venues.

G) Maintains research and evaluation documentation, literature, forms, data and databases in a manner that is secure and confidential, and conducive to the efficient retrieval and revision of content.

H) Ensures that research data is managed, stored, and destroyed in compliance with the requirements of the United States Food and Drug Administration, Good Clinical Practice, and International Council for Harmonization.

J) Completes and renews all required regulatory certifications, such as CITI and Good Clinical Practice certifications and rating scale certifications.

K) Supervises research staff members on tasks specific to a designated research project as directed by Director and/or PI.

L) Contributes to the development of a research culture throughout the Psychopharmacology Research Program via a range of methods. such as: maintaining research website, writing brief reports, staff communications, developing and presenting research-oriented training events, and others.


  • MA in a behavioral health specialty
  • prior experience in clinical research in the behavioral field; good writing skills
  • familiarity with data base management and regulatory processes; basic statistical skills

Background Investigation/Justice Center Review Requirements:

Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment. 2) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

*The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

Applications will only be accepted through website at: - Click on Employment Opportunities. Applications will be accepted only during the posting dates as listed at the top of the job announcement.

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