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Columbia University Staff Associate in New York, New York

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Job Requisition Number 0000200

Field(s) of Specialization

Position Title Staff Associate

Department TBI Taub Institute

Division Taub Institute

Location Medical Center

Summary Description

Huntington’s disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative disorder that affects mobility, balance, speech, behavior, cognition and overall functioning. The Huntington’s Disease Center consists of an interdisciplinary team of health professionals dedicated to providing clinical care and research opportunities to patients and families dealing with Huntington’s Disease. The primary function of this position is to coordinate assigned observational studies and clinical trials conducted through the Huntington’s Disease Center.
Screening new patients/participants and scheduling appointments for clinic. Pertaining to research study activities as listed below: • Recruitment and retention of study participants, including tracking visits • Scheduling participants, facilities, and practitioners required to complete study visit • Prepare for study visits • Complete study visits, which includes but is not limited to obtaining informed consent, administering research assessments, completing study visit documentation • Collecting clinical history information, obtaining medical records as needed, and data entry • Obtaining a copy of scan data and uploading • Process, store, and ship lab samples • Prepare documents for IRB renewals, modifications, annual submissions and correspondence. • Oversee petty cash for assigned projects and assist with financial tracking and confirmation of invoices for study related expenses. • Responsible for inventory and procurement of laboratory and office supplies

The staff member will be trained to work with patients/participants with Huntington’s disease and their families and the specific needs, concerns and ethical issues involved in dealing with patients with a genetically inherited neurodegenerative disorder, as well as how to administer assessments, follow a protocol, complete documentation and IRB submissions. They will receive supervision by Ms. Wasserman to ensure adherence to all regulatory, institutional, and departmental guidelines and the research protocol. The staff member will require significant supervision early on and it is anticipated they will be able to work more independently over time. During study visits, clinical issues often arise. The staff member will meet with the director of clinical services, Ms. Thorne, to help keep them within their scope of work. Dr. Marder will provide direct input and oversight regarding adverse events, protocol violations, and subject eligibility/enrollment.

Minimum Degree Required

Bachelor of Science or related degree

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus a minimum of 4 years of related experience. Close attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to verbally communicate effectively with research personnel from various disciplines, and patients with cognitive impairment. Must be a team player. Proficiency with standard Office applications. Will be required to undergo institutional Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and HIPAA certification training.

Preferred Qualifications

Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.

Additional Information

RAPS posting date 11/19/2018

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Proposed Start Date

EEO Statement

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

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

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  • Cover Letter