We are looking for a highly motivated research assistant that will work under direct supervision of the lab manager and the Principal Investigator. The research assistant will assist a clinical study team in the start-up, implementation, execution and closeout of NIH and sponsored trials.
Identify, screen and recruit research subjects.
Conduct physical exams (EKG, taking blood pressure, drawing, collecting and processing of blood), and perform quality of life questionnaires.
Determine eligibility and obtain subjects' consent for study participation after being trained in the study protocol.
Assist in collection of other relevant clinical data, filing patients' charts, completing patient history, keeping charts/records and maintaining databases up-to-date and accurate.
Interact with research participants by telephone and in person and serving as liaison for research participants' outside clinical care.
Prepare the subjects for, and escort them to testing in other departments.
Perform other responsibilities as assigned.
Requires a bachelor's degree and at least 1.5 years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and/or experience.
Proficiency in Spanish is strongly encouraged.
The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made.
Participation in the medical surveillance program.
Must successfully complete systems training requirements.
Fluency in English.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Microsoft Office proficiency required.
Must be well-organized, proactive and enthusiastic self-starter.
Must be able to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines.
Must be able to function effectively as part of the research team (physicians, nurses, research staff and pharmaceutical companies.)
Technological savvy, high attention to details and ability to work independently and solve problems.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 505758
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