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Columbia University Research Worker - Infectious Diseases in New York, New York

  • Requisition no: 508740

  • Work Type: Full Time

  • Location: Campus|Medical Center

  • School/Department: null

  • 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: $1,093.69 per week

Position Summary

This position requires a bright, self-motivated and highly organized individual with strong communication skills who is quick to learn new skills and techniques, and feels comfortable working independently as well as with others in a clinical research setting.


  • Assist Clinic Coordinator and Principal Investigator (PI) in the implementation and conduct of COVID-19 prevention and treatment study protocols.

  • Learn and understand study eligibility requirements to help screen potential participants; enter screening data into the appropriate database (such as REDCap). Maintain the study calendar and database to ensure seamless communication between potential participants, the clinic and the lab.

  • Administer questionnaires and collect data in accordance with study protocols.

  • Assist with statistical data analysis and presentation of data.

  • Conduct education visits for COVID-19 and HIV study protocols.

  • Understand and implement informed consent process prior to initiating any protocol-defined procedures.

  • Assist with training and coordination of work of other research assistants and communicate with PI and clinic coordinator to ensure smooth day-to-day operations.

  • Perform phlebotomy and assist in other specimen collection procedures.

  • Perform additional related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree and at least one year experience, or Bachelor's degree and at least three years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience

  • Strong decision-making, communication, organizational and computer skills

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision is essential

  • Ability to maintain accurate records, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and interact with staff at all levels

  • Flexibility and adaptability with independent problem solving skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Infectious disease or other clinical research experience

  • REDCap database knowledge

  • Previous phlebotomy training

  • Spanish language skills

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 the medical surveillance program

  • Contact with patients and/or human research subjects

  • Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure

  • Successful completion of applicable compliance and system training requirements

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