Full-time, Paid, Clinical Research Assistant, Infectious Disease

December 16, 2021

Thurs., Nov. 4

Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Elmhurst

Position Description
Dr. Christina Coyle, an expert in tropical medicine and the principal investigator on a grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control entitled, “Reducing the burden of neglected parasitic infections (NPIs) in the United States through evidence-based prevention and control activities,” is seeking a highly motivated clinical research assistant. Under the grant, Dr. Coyle plans to implement a hospital-wide outpatient Chagas disease screening program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Elmhurst, which sees a large Central and South American population that is particularly at risk of Chagas disease.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying at-risk patients in a primary care and/or OBGYN clinics at Elmhurst hospital in Queens
  • Screening patients in a primary care clinic and/or OBGYN to obtain pertinent patient data
  • Ensuring patient files are appropriately flagged for further evaluation
  • Providing additional follow-through to ensure that patients who screened positive are receive confirmatory diagnosis, and are appropriately tracked
  • Supporting additional educational efforts as needed for the grant, which may include coordinating virtual symposiums and other teaching sessions
  • Helping to develop websites concerning Chagas disease and Immigrant health

Position Requirements

  • Must be a fluent Spanish speaker (critical as the patient population is predominantly from Central and South America and Spanish is typically their first language)
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Pre-health or public health curriculum a plus but not required.
  • Must be able to travel between clinic locations in the Bronx and Queens
  • Planning to take at least 2 gap years before matriculating into an advanced degree program
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office. May use other web-based programs as assigned.
  • Must demonstrate good judgment, initiative and attention to detail
  • Ability to check applicable policies and procedures

Time Commitment
Full-time. 35 hours per week, may work weekends and/or evenings depending on preference/flexibility.


Please send your CV and optional cover letter to [email protected]. Only PDF documents will be accepted titled as FirstNameLastName_CV and FirstNameLastName_CoverLetter.