Columbia University Research Staff Assistant in New York, New York

Job TitleResearch Staff Assistant

Job Code Title

Job Requisition Number 096282

Department 5763- SSW Individual Rsch & Initiat

Location Morningside

Job Type Support Staff Part-Time Regular

Bargaining Unit

If temporary, indicate duration

Hours Per Week 15

Job Family Research Support (Laboratory and Non-Laboratory)

Salary Grade R3

Salary Range $15,600/year



The incumbent will conduct telephone and face-to-face interviews and

carry out other research tasks as assigned for the Robin Hood-funded Kids Tracker survey project. In addition, the incumbent will assist the Staff Associate with the Kids Tracker home visits, which include assessments with a parent and young child. This position is part-time (15 hours per week) and requires evening and weekend work.

The incumbent will report to the Survey Coordinators for supervision. For the home visits, the incumbent will report to the Staff Associate on the Kids tracker project.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Bachelor's degree

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Basic computer literacy including Microsoft Office suite; demonstrated initiative and enthusiasm; attention to detail and demonstrated organizational skills; ability to work independently; demonstrated teamwork skills; ability to multi-task; strong interpersonal skills; experience working with children; ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. of home visit equipment.

Must have flexible schedule including evening/weekend availability and be willing to travel to study participants' homes across NYC. Willingness to work on minor holidays including school holidays is a plus to accommodate schedules of children enrolled in Pre-K.

Special Instructions

Preferred Qualifications BA in social science discipline or related field is preferred. Experience conducting phone interviews using Qualtrics and Wincati or other CATI system is very strongly preferred.

Essential Functions The incumbent will be required to carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

 Conduct telephone interviews with study participants using Qualtrics (25%)

 Accurately document all attempts to reach study participants using WinCati software (10%)

 Assist with Kids Tracker home visits, including scheduling and confirming visits, consenting subjects, logistical support (e.g. managing study incentives and receipts, backing up electronic files from the assessments, setting up and packing away equipment), and interacting with child while parent assessment is being conducted (55%)

 Other related duties as assigned (10%)

Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters.)

Special Indications

This position works with: There are no special indications for this position

HIPAA Compliance training required No Response

Participation in Medical Surveillance required No Response

What type of posting? Is this a waiver request? Standard Posting

Requisition Open Date 01-09-2019

Requisition Close Date Open Until Filled

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