Full-time, Paid, Clinical Research Coordinator, Ophthalmology

May 1, 2021

Wed., Nov. 11

Sat., May 1

Position Description
Stephen Tsang of the Columbia University Department of Ophthalmology is seeking two clinical research coordinators to assist a laboratory that aims to pioneer gene and stem cell therapies for inherited dystrophies leading to blindness.

Responsibilities include:

  • Aiding the PI in securing grant funding and performing administrative and writing-based tasks to support this research.
  • Helping laboratory members with manuscript editing and IRB/IACUC management.
  • Coordinating patients for clinical trials, natural history progression studies, and special research visits.
  • Acting as clinical coordinator for clinical trials.
  • Composing and managing grant applications, progress reports, and manuscripts.
  • Helping to identify and recruit participants for research projects; obtain consent from those eligible and perform follow-up.
  • Tracking deadlines for grant submissions and manuscript resubmissions.
  • Providing guidance to new and/or lower-level support staff.
  • Providing support to genetics and electrodiagnostic clinics.
  • Explaining to patients the purpose of studies, procedures, and treatments.
  • Collecting, reviewing, analyzing, and updating data, records, and reports.
  • Assisting in preparation of protocols and consent forms, etc.
  • Following HIPAA, IRB, and GCP guidelines.
  • Performing other related experiments as required.
  • Assisting residents/fellows in preparation of case reports.

Position Requirements

  • Interest and experience in science and genetics a plus
  • Interest in a career in biology a plus

Time Commitment
Full-time, with a two-year commitment starting in June 2021


Please send a copy of your CV, cover letter, and an unofficial transcript to Stephen Tsang. The deadline for application is May 1, 2021.