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Research Associate, Department of Anesthesiology

LocationNew York, NY

Ref2019-29635

DeptFaculty (MD/PhD)

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Job Details

We Are:

The Department of Anesthesiology-Critical Care is seeking a Research Associate to help advance clinical research and projects in the Josie Robertson Surgery Center (JRSC) under the direction of the Anesthesia Chief.

You Are:

  • Looking to expand your knowledge of clinical research processes and policies, protocol development including protocol writing, and the grant submission process.
  • Excited to work closely with faculty in helping them manage a variety of projects and independently see project tasks through to completion, including spearheading activities on assigned projects, and independently analyzing issues and proposing solutions.

You Will:

  • Report to Dr. Rebecca Twersky and assist anesthesiology faculty with a variety of research focused initiatives and projects.
  • Maintain and update all IRB documents.
  • Participate in all research and clinical outcomes related meetings.
  • Assist faculty with protocol development.
  • Provide support on various special projects.
  • Development of project related documents.
  • Identify target journals and format manuscript.
  • Assist with lecture syllabi and PowerPoint.
  • Review electronic medical records for data analysis reports.
  • Track grant announcements, assist in identifying funding sources and assist in submitting grant applications.
  • Supervise summer medical student research and serve as their direct report.
  • Be involved in helping manage the following ongoing and future similar projects:

Clinically integrated randomized trial to evaluate the most optimal regional nerve block for mastectomy patients with immediate reconstruction:

  • The goals of this project are to 1) implement a clinically integrated trial (CIRT) to demonstrate the feasibility of this approach in addressing clinically important research questions in anesthesiology. 2) To utilize the CIRT approach to assess which combination of chest wall nerve blocks is most effective in decreasing postoperative pain outcomes in patients undergoing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction.
  • The associate’s responsibilities will include: project development, literature reviews, data analysis and reporting. The associate will work directly with the biostatisticians and will shadow anesthesiologists and surgical team on enrolled cases. They will prepare all IRB materials related to revisions, updates and comply with the MSK IRB reporting requirements.

Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo Controlled Trial of Locally Instilled Bupivacaine in the Surgical Bed After Unilateral Mastectomy Without Reconstruction: 

  • This is a prospective randomized controlled clinical trial focused on improving pain control following mastectomy procedures in patients not undergoing immediate reconstruction and who do not receive preoperative regional nerve blocks.
  • The associate will assist in conducting the follow up assessments in the post anesthesia recovery unit as well as be present in the OR to observe the surgical intervention on the consented patients. The associate will be trained to interview study participants, administer relevant study questionnaires and will be trained in using metrics to assess postoperative nausea and vomiting.

Evaluation of perioperative clinical outcomes and patient reported outcomes following ambulatory surgery:

  • An electronic self- reporting symptom tracker was introduced at JRSC looking at patient recovery at home for the first 10 days following their surgery. We would like to analyze this data to see if:

1) There is a relationship between perioperative outcomes and post-discharge symptoms and recovery by surgical service within the first 10 days after surgery. 2)There is an association between high-risk factors and recovery after discharge.

  • The associate’s involvement with these projects will include: pre-discharge research assessments; data collection including chart review, data management and reporting, quality assurance. They will also observe the different ambulatory and advanced ambulatory surgery oncology cases in the OR that serve as the basis for the data collection. 

You Need:

  • An MS or MD/ PhD
  • Experience working in clinical research or a laboratory research background, interested to transition into clinical research

Application Hiring Process

Step 1
Complete an Online Application
Step 2
Complete an Online Assessment
Step 3
Participate in an Initial Phone Interview
Step 4
Participate in In-Person or Video interviews
Step 5
Provide References
Step 6
Extension of Job Offer
Step 7
Onboarding
Step 8
New Employee Orientation
Step 1
Complete an Online Application
Step 2
Complete an Online Assessment
Step 3
Participate in an Initial Phone Interview
Step 4
Participate in In-Person or Video interviews
Step 5
Provide References
Step 6
Extension of Job Offer
Step 7
Onboarding
Step 8
New Employee Orientation

New York, NY

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