The Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center is looking for two part time Research Assistant for studies of the psychosocial impacts of receiving information about genetic risks for neurologic disorders.
Responsible for a variety of administrative and research tasks, including: recruitment and follow-up telephone calls, processing subject remuneration, scheduling interviews, assisting with mailings, data entry and cleaning, ordering and maintaining supplies, etc.
Assist with translating study documents, medical record reviews, and coding qualitative interviews.
Bachelor's degree and at least one and one-half years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Bilingual in Spanish and English highly preferred.
Previous experience working with human subjects 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 neurologic disorders a plus.
Knowledge of various related laboratory procedures and techniques required.
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: 514385
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