Research Assistant | New York, NY - Job.com

Research Assistant

for Columbia University in New York, NY

Job Description

**Position Information**

**Job Title**

Research Assistant

**Job Code Title**

Technical 5

**Job Requisition Number**

078050

**Department**

7581- TBI Taub Institute

**Location**

Medical Center

**Job Type**

Support Staff Part-Time Regular

**Bargaining Unit**

1199 / SSA Area

**If temporary, indicate duration**

**Hours Per Week**

20. 00

**Job Family**

Research Support (Laboratory and Non-Laboratory)

**Salary Grade**

Technical 5-075

**Salary Range**

$24. 80/hour

**Advertised Summary Job Description**

The Research Assistant will primarily be responsible for conducting assessments on elderly participants and their family members. Many of these assessments will be conducted in each participant's home but some may be conducted in one of the clinics on campus. Several of these home visits will involve local travel (within the tri-state area) that will not require an overnight stay while other home visits will require long distance travel within the United States. Long distance visits may be more frequent on occasion. Travel expenses will be reimbursed according to university policy.

Training will be provided to ensure the Research Assistant has the essential skills for collecting measures on neuropsychological performance, blood pressure, timed gait, anthropometry, etc. Additionally, the Research Assistant will be responsible for collecting a blood sample on all study participants.

In addition to conducting assessment during home visits, the Research Assistant will also be responsible for:

1. conducting a series of follow-up telephone surveys on these study participants to assess their current health status in between their scheduled home visits.

2. conducting data entry and cleaning of data collection forms.

3. scheduling participants for home visits and phone assessments.

4. maintaining phone call and home visit tracking records and schedules.

5. recruiting additional research participants, preparing materials for recruitment and assisting with study mailings and other clerical duties including filing and xeroxing.

6. performing similar, project-related duties.

Aside from the long distance travel mentioned above, this is a part-time position (20hours/week) where the office work mentioned in the numbered list above will be conducted from the office here at Columbia University.

Occasionally, the Research Assistant may be asked to conduct phone calls after 5PM or on weekends from the office in order to locate participants who are not at home during regular business hours.

**Minimum Qualifications for Grade**

**Applicant** **MUST** **meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant**

Requires a bachelor's degree and at least 1. 5 years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience.

**Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications**

**Applicant** **MUST** **meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant**

Excellent interpersonal skills and outstanding English-speaking skills are required due to limited auditory capabilities of these elderly study participants. Must also possess strong organizational skills. Experience administering informed consent, and conducting phone surveys and health-related assessments desired. Driver's license required and research experience and/or health background strongly preferred. Must be willing to travel (both local and long distance) and work flexible hours. Phlebotomy experience and certification is desired but willingness to undergo phlebotomy training and certification (provided by the university) is required. The Research Assistant will report directly to the Project Coordinator.

**Special Instructions**

**Preferred Qualifications**

**Essential Functions**

**Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters. )**

**Special Indications**

**This position works with:**

Bloodborne pathogens

Contact with patients and/or research subjects

**HIPAA Compliance training required**

Yes

**Participation in Medical Surveillance required**

Yes

**What type of posting? Is this a waiver request? **

Standard Posting

**Requisition Open Date**

05-21-2015

**Requisition Close Date**

Open Until Filled

**Quick Link**

jobs. columbia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=148296

**EEO Statement**

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veter an.

**Local Hiring**

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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