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Columbia University Variable Hours Officer in New York, New York

Position Summary

The Executive Director of the Columbia University School of Nursing Simulation Center is looking for a Variable Hours Officer to work on a part-time project involving the collaboration between the School of Nursing and the Department of Ophthalmology. The Variable Hours Officer will work in a project manager capacity on a medical trial conducting all aspects of a mobility course for enrolled research subjects with inherited retinal diseases. The mobility course, Ora-VNC, will be used to objectively assess changes in mobility that are secondary to improvements in vision, resulting from therapeutic intervention given to research subjects enrolled in clinical trials.


After participating in the training program for the mobility project and obtaining the certification to conduct the course, the Variable Hours Officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Interacting with the School of Nursing Facilities Department and the Department of Ophthalmology Research Coordinators to schedule the mobility course testing,

  • Participating in setting up and taking down the modular mobility course.

  • Interacting with the study subjects to explain the mobility course testing protocol,

  • Conducting the mobility course testing according to the study protocol,

  • Recording the mobility test sessions and send video data to the reading center,

  • Completing all required case report forms associated with the research study,

  • Completing the work order requests for Facilities to set up and take down the course, and

  • Conducting other study-related duties as necessary.

This is a temporary position with a flexible work schedule.

This position is grant funded and continued employment will be contingent upon the grant. The current duration of the entire project will take about two to three years.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science discipline or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience.

  • Conform to all applicable HIPAA, billing compliance and safety requirements.

  • Must be able to work effectively with minimal supervision.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail required.

  • Computer skills (Word, Excel) required.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Must complete Human Subjects Training modules, including Good Clinical Practice.

Preferred Qualifications

  • RN Preferred.

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