The Pediatric Weight Management Program in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our organization as a research technician. Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Pediatrics is a world leader in providing care for children. Our mission areas include Healthcare, Education and Research. We offer care for our patients in over 25 specialty areas as well as individualized care for complex cases. Our Residency, Fellowship and Graduate programs are among the best in the Nation. Our Clinical, Translational and Basic Science research features collaborations across specialties and stretches from the bench to bedside. We also have several active Clinical trials available to our patients. This position will support the department by providing research visits with participants (pediatric patients and their families) and performing administrative task related to the study to our study team.
Work with senior level staff (i.e. administrators, directors, chiefs, clinicians) at research study sites to negotiate/implement/monitor research protocols.
Develop and perform pre- and pilot testing of surveys.
Develop and implements recruitment strategies, including recruiting participants in-person and by phone from Pediatric Clinics.
Obtains informed consent from study participants and carefully follows study protocols and scripts.
Conducting telephone and in-person research visits at specified intervals with patients and health center staff, in English and/or Spanish.
Arranges and tracks study mailings.
Completes all necessary paperwork and data documentation, including coding and cleaning data forms, data entry and tracking, and performing QA data checks.
Maintains a positive relationship with the study team, clinical staff, and participants, and acts as a study resource.
Provides support to clinical staff to ensure research is successfully implemented, including maintaining an on-site presence, answering questions, and reporting successes and roadblocks to the study team.
Works with the study team to develop curricula, educational materials, workshops and programs as required.
Attends study team meetings and trainings.
Any other related duties as assigned.
a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience
Bilingual in Spanish and English, preferred.
Ability to build trust and maintain confidentiality with diverse populations.
Ability to identify and follow through on project issues and use initiative.
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail.
Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
High degree of computer literacy, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet software.
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information discreetly.
Ability to prioritize work and operate under tight deadlines.
Motivated and flexible, able to work independently.
Ability to work remotely or in a general office environment. Some early morning, weekend, and evening hours may be required.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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