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Research Data Specialist II

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

Under general direction, is responsible for the cleaning, maintenance, and analysis of various databases surrounding research protocols\. This role will also provide administrative support and participate in patient care related activities as needed\.\.

Job Responsibilities

+ Develops and maintains study specific databases\. Organizes the dissemination and exchange of data; prepares data for analysis and assists with manuscript preparation\.

+ Designs, implements and oversees and also performs data entry, creation of forms, verification procedures, and tracking systems for longitudinal patient follow\-up and research projects\. Ensures integrity of data and corrects inconsistencies\.

+ Cleans and manipulates databases to prepare for statistical analyses using software languages \(e\.g\. SAS, R\)\. Participates in data analysis and basic statistical analysis of datasets for various projects and research protocols\.

+ Designs reports and data dashboards and utilizes data for analyses of weekly and monthly performance/status reports\. Participates in the collection, organization, storage, and submission of program data\.

+ Provides administrative support including the facilitation of all interactions with institutional research committees and offices, research subjects, physicians and PhD researchers at WCMC and collaborating institutions, and sponsoring/funding entities\.

+ As needed, screens calls, answers general inquiries, and routes calls as appropriate or takes a message\. Escalate difficult/complex issues\.

+ Participates in patient care operations by assisting with patient appointments, registration, insurance pre\-certifications, and other patient care related activities\.


+ Bachelor's Degree in related field


Approximately 2 years of prior relevant experience working with and manipulating data\.

Working knowledge of statistical analysis software \(i\.e\. SPSS, SAS\) required\.

Ability to program databases and query using advanced functions in spreadsheets and databases such as Excel, Access, and FileMaker and to present data in clear and presentable format required\.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Ability to work independently and within a team\.

+ Working knowledge of ImageCast RIS, PACS and EPIC\.

+ Experience with database construction, curation, and analyses\.

+ Excellent computer skills including good working knowledge of MS office\. Ability to learn new computer software and applications\.

+ Must possess outstanding customer service skills with a compassionate, courteous, and helpful phone manner; ability to deal professionally with a diverse constituency \- patients, faculty, physicians, and co\-workers\.

+ Ability to multi\-task and work under pressure; ability to prioritize competing demands and complete action items efficiently with minimal supervision to meet deadlines\.

+ Ability and high comfort\-level in working with large volumes of data\.

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Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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