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Cohen Children's Medical Center Full-Time Paid Glide Year Pediatrics Clinical Research Assistant


Application Deadline:

Aug. 25 (priority deadline)

Organization: Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York Division of General Pediatrics

Position Description: Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York's Division of General Pediatrics is seeking students to work as clinical research assistants on a wide variety of research projects. Students will work closely with faculty mentors on topics such as pediatric health outcomes, quality improvement to health services, and health policy research. Research assistants will have the opportunity to be co-investigators on any research abstracts submitted to national research meetings, and may also have the opportunity to be first or second author on papers or review articles submitted for publication to a peer-reviewed medical journal. Research assistants will also have the opportunity to attend clinical lectures about child development and developmental disorders, as well as occasionally shadow clinicians in pediatric sub-specialties. The primary focus of the internship is clinical research and writing, which will comprise 90 percent of the successful applicant's time.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performing chart reviews

  • Conducting in-depth interviews and administering in-person and online surveys

  • Running focus groups

  • Analyzing and coding transcripts and analyzing primary and secondary data

  • Providing administrative support

  • Working with local organizations to provide affordable and accessible community resources for patients and their families

  • Completing frequent site evaluations

  • Drafting and editing research study manuscripts

  • Writing for pediatric/health policy/health advocacy sites, articles, and creating presentations as needed

  • Managing all facets of clinical studies, including patient recruitment and enrollment, communication with study sponsors, and management of regulatory documents

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Strong academic record and writing skills a plus

  • Prior research experience a plus

  • Knowledge of statistics a plus

  • Interest in public health, vulnerable pediatric populations, and/or health policy a plus

Time Commitment: Full-time, with a minimum commitment of 9-12 months, and the opportunity to continue for an additional year.

Compensation: $15.50 per hour

Apply: To apply, please submit a completed application, resume, and an unofficial transcript to Sophia Jan, M.D - SJan1@northwell.edu. Please include "Gap Year Research Internship" in the subject line. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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