We are seeking a bilingual research worker for multiple studies of the psychosocial impact of genetic information on people affected by, or at risk of, neurologic disorders.
The bilingual research worker will be responsible for a variety of administrative and research tasks, including: collecting, managing, and analyzing data, assisting with Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols , making recruitment and follow-up telephone calls, assisting with the translation of research documents, administering and coding qualitative interviews, conducting medical record reviews to establish study eligibility and abstracting clinical information regarding epilepsy treatment and severity.
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.
Experience with epidemiologic research, data analysis using SPSS and database management strongly preferred.
Previous experience working with an IRB and human subject's research involving the enrollment and recruitment of research participants.
Interest in neurology, medical ethics, epidemiology, public health, and/or psychology.
Familiarity with genetic research and/or clinical aspects of epilepsy a plus.
Bilingual in Spanish.
Excellent computer skills, writing ability, strong organizational and problem-solving skills, meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to juggle multiple tasks.
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with faculty and staff, researchers at other institutions, and research participants.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 506443
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