Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Advertised Summary Job Description: The Research Worker will have the opportunity to interact with MESA participants and recruit study participants for specific MESA ancillary studies. The candidate will gain valuable interviewing experience by directly engaging and interacting with participants.
Call participants to schedule study visits and determine eligibility for and interest in participating in studies. Perform interviews in English and Spanish over the phone and in person to MESA participants. Conduct follow-up phone calls. Mail questionnaires and/or letters to MESA participants. Track returned questionnaires/letters. Check completeness of questionnaires. Prepare study materials for participant visit. Conduct anthropometry measures and interviews for MESA participant clinic visit. Escort participants during study visits. Prepare reports; and file and organize the records of the MESA participants. Perform additional related duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a master's degree and at least one year experience, or a bachelor's degree and at least three years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience.
The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's of Master's degree in sociology, psychology, social work, public health or a related social science field. Availability to work afternoon and/or early evening schedule. Prior research experience and specifically prior interview experience. Must be fluent in both English and Spanish (speaking, reading, and writing). Must be detail-oriented, and reliable, be able to work independently and under minimal supervision as well as be a team player. Ability to effectively interact with participants, other research workers and investigators. Computer skills: Familiarity with word processing software and spreadsheets.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of basic medical terminology is a plus.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_170744
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.