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Columbia University Staff Associate in New York, New York

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Job Requisition Number 0000416

Field(s) of Specialization

Position Title Staff Associate

Department SGV Sergievsky Center

Division Sergievsky Center

Location Medical Center

Summary Description

The Staff Associate will work at the Taub Institute and Sergievsky Center in an intergenerational study of memory and Alzheimer’s disease. S/he will work closely with the Project Coordinator in all aspects of the study. S/he will perform telephone and in-person interviews in the homes of study participants and at the Columbia University Medical Center. This includes administering standardized interviews of medical and family history, every-day functioning, neuropsychological testing, blood collection, facilitating participation in an imaging study, and recruitment of research participants for a brain donation program. He will be trained to screen participants for inclusion/exclusion, and will be certified to assess capacity to consent and obtain informed consent in this minimal risk study following Institutional Review Board policies and regulations. Data management duties include and are not limited to completing medical questionnaires, scoring, organizing, filing, data entry and cleaning, photocopying materials and preparing biological samples. Other duties pertain to data processing and quality control. He will also manage petty cash for study participation, schedule and re-schedule study visits, will escort participants to/from their home, and perform any other assigned duties. S/he will assist in the training of volunteers and new staff in administration of study forms and cognitive tests.

Minimum Degree Required

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus four years experience

Minimum Qualifications

Ability to work flexible hours is required including evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a research setting and working with older adults is highly desirable. Phlebotomy certification and/or experience with blood drawing is preferred. Fluency in both Spanish and English is preferred but not required.

Additional Information

Administer standardized neuropsychological batteries and study questionnaires, blood draws, standardized interviews of medical and family history and daily functioning – 70%

Enroll participants in imaging studies which include and is not limited to collecting imaging data, escorting participants to/from imaging center, consenting, phone and in­ person screening of imaging contraindications – 20%

Administrative duties include data cleaning, Xeroxing forms, scoring and double scoring cognitive batteries and scheduling – 10%

RAPS posting date 02/08/2019

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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

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  • Curriculum Vitae

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