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Research Assistant - CBCHColumbia University - New York, NY
posted 30+ days ago
  • Requisition no: 501546
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Medicine
  • Grade: Technical Grade 5
  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary: N/A
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range $

Position Summary

We are an innovative research Center looking for highly organized candidates who are excited to further develop their research skills in a patient-oriented setting at the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health (CBCH). Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator II, the Research Assistant will be responsible for supporting a broad range of research and administrative activities related to the mission of the Center.

We anticipate developing new studies and research directions, so ideal candidates will be able to adapt to a fast-paced research environment with new research protocols, evolving responsibilities, workloads, and work schedules. Candidates should be comfortable in a team-oriented, collaborative work culture with frequent patient and doctor interaction in both English and Spanish, spanning conventional and off-shift hours, weekdays or weekends, as well as frequent off-site home visits.

Study-related activities may take place in a research office setting, the Emergency Department, and hospital rooms, as well as regular home visits. Candidates will be expected to work on more than one project and have excellent rapport with participants, patients and other research coordinators and staff at the Center.


  • Providing informed study consent, recruitment, and enrollment of study participants both on-site and off-site scheduling follow-up visits
  • Administration of standardized questionnaires
  • Collection of physiological measures
  • Utilization and management of electronic monitoring devices
  • Organization of participant records; maintenance of CRFs
  • Maintenance of research supply inventory
  • General equipment upkeep
  • Assisting in the completion of reports for Principal Investigators
  • Assisting in the processing and mailing of study documents, devices and compensation

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree and at least years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience.
  • Spanish-fluency.
  • Excellent phone, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with electronic data capture systems.
  • Proactive, extremely organized and able to multitask in a diverse research environment.
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility in workload and work hours to meet critical deadlines.
  • Capable of working effectively in groups.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with the public in service or occupational roles.
  • Experience in research, quality, or healthcare.

Other Requirements

  • The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made.

  • Participation in medical surveillance program.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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Applications open: Jul 15 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
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