Columbia University Research Worker - Infectious Diseases in New York, New York
Requisition no: 508740
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Campus|Medical Center
Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)
Job Type: Support Staff - Union
Bargaining Unit: SSA
End Date if Temporary: n/a
Hours Per Week: 35
Salary Range: $1,093.69 per week
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.
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
Infectious disease or other clinical research experience
REDCap database knowledge
Previous phlebotomy training
Spanish language skills
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
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.