Research Assistant - New York, NY (Columbia University)

  • Requisition no: 500397
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Psychiatry
  • Grade: Technical Grade 5
  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $26.91 per hour

Position Summary

Research assistant needed to participate in clinical and research studies in biobehavioral medicine, neuropsychiatry, and Lyme disease. The position is both clinical and administrative. Clinical tasks include serving as the initial telephone interviewer to screen patients for research studies, patient recruitment, conducting basic vital signs and blood draws & aliquoting, assisting in fMRI procedures, and accompanying patients through other clinical and study procedures. Data management tasks include data entry, organizing and tracking data and quality data management for ongoing studies. RA prepares clinical and research charts, scans and files documents, tracks lab results, and mails reports to patients. RA will need to travel to other locations as he/she may be expected to visit community physician offices to collect biological samples. Because this position involves patient contact, it requires patience, persistence, empathy, and clinical skill. The administrative part requires skill in multi-tasking, organization, and efficiency. Flexibility in hours is needed, as fMRI procedures & occasional community screenings can run into evening/weekend time. This is an ideal position for someone seeking clinical research experience prior to an advanced degree in psychology or medicine.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct patient telephone screening and document gathering, data entry, and assists in chart creation and patient procedures 45%
  • Monitors and organizes charts from our clinical service, conducts vital signs, and accompanies patients to lab 25%
  • Conducts blood draw, aliquoting and repository processing 10%
  • Assists in fMRI procedures (which may include evening hours) 5%
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned/requested 15%

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or at least one and one-half years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with clinical or research experience in the field of medicine or mental health.
  • Prior experience with patient research or care

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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