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The AIDS Center provides HIV primary and specialty care, sexually transmitted disease screening and treatment, HIV biomedical prevention services, Hepatitis C care, and LGBTQ care at the Center for Positive Living/ID Clinic, the Oval Center and the Inpatient Consult Service. Investigators and staff have recently responded to the COVID-19 outbreak by participating in a number of potential breakthrough clinical trials for this illness.  The AIDS Center’s new Clinical Trials Unit is a dedicated research unit to meet the burgeoning needs of the COVID-19 and HIV pandemics through therapeutic and preventive studies including vaccines, other methods of prevention, and new therapeutic agents and approaches. This unit, while under the umbrella of the AIDS Center, operates primarily at an offsite location near the Moses Campus of Montefiore Medical Center; some activities may occur on-site at the Moses Campus, at the Einstein Campus of Montefiore, at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and at various locations in the tri-state New York City region.


The Clinical Trials Unit will be serving those with or at-risk for COVID-19 or HIV, aiming to provide the latest research advances to people of the Bronx and surrounding areas.  We pride ourselves on making research and clinical services available to people of diverse backgrounds including race, ethnicity, gender identification, sexual preference, and socioeconomic condition.  The clients we serve know to trust us for our inclusiveness and respect.


Job Summary:

As a professional member of an interdisciplinary team, the Research Assistant will follow and perform all requirements of assigned research protocols related to the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 and HIV.  The position will explain studies to potential subjects, obtained informed consent, follow subjects on studies according to all protocol requirements and procedures, process and ship study-required specimens, assess and report adverse events as per protocols, and meticulously complete all required protocol documentation and data extraction/entry according to Good Clinical Practice and other applicable clinical trials and research protocols and standard operating procedures.  The position requires 1 year of similar experience and the ability and willingness to work in personal protective equipment as needed for infection control purposes. 


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • CITI certification for protection of human subjects in research and Phlebotomy certification or Allied Health professions training
  • Expertise in the use of Access, Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Good Clinical practice (GCP) and ICH regulations
  • At least one year of experience participating in pharmaceutical industry, other IND studies and/or NIH research studies
  • Must be able to wear full PPE up to and including N95 mask
  • Experience processing specimens in centrifuge, aliquoting specimens, and shipping potentially infectious samples
  • Data extraction and entry experience


*Grant Funded position- employment may be terminated with the expiration of funding for this position. 


Department: Medicine Bargaining Unit: 1199 Campus: MOSES Employment Status: Regular Full-Time Address: 3444 Kossuth Avenue, Bronx
Shift: Day Scheduled Hours: 8:30 AM-5 PM Req ID: 127636 


Montefiore is an equal employment opportunity employer. Montefiore will recruit, hire, train, transfer, promote, layoff and discharge associates in all job classifications without regard to their race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, gender, actual or presumed disability, history of disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, pregnancy, military status, marital status, or partnership status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 



To heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve.

To be a premier academic medical center that transforms health and enriches lives.

Define our philosophy of care, they shape our actions and motivate and inspire us to pursue excellence and achieve the goals we have set forth for the future. Our values include:

  • Humanity
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Diversity
  • Equity