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Columbia University Research Worker - General Medicine in New York, New York

  • Requisition no: 512983

  • Work Type: Full Time

  • Location: Campus|Medical Center

  • School/Department: null

  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)

  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union

  • Bargaining Unit: SSA

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • End Date if Temporary: n/a

  • Hours Per Week: 35

  • Salary Range: $1,093.69 per week

Position Summary

The Research Worker will support COPD Gene studies. The candidate will gain valuable interviewing experience by directly engaging and interacting with participants.


  • Recruit subjects for cardiopulmonary studies

  • Schedule subjects and prepare study materials for clinic visits

  • Update databases and complete coordinator assisted surveys

  • Contact/ track down participants that have been lost to follow up

  • Perform clinic visits including conducting anthropometry measures and interviews

  • Make sure all study procedures are completed in the correct order as per protocol, including spirometry and other procedures

  • Check completeness of questionnaires and data entry

  • File and organize the records for all currently active projects

  • Create tables and spreadsheets to track visits and procedure completion

  • Ensure all data has been entered and transmitted as appropriate (in addition to our local Filemaker database and/or tracking spreadsheets)

  • Mail questionnaires and/or letters to participants when needed

  • Transmit CT scans and other data reports on time

  • Prepare CSF results packets for each participant after clinic visits take place

  • Make sure they are reviewed by the PI or designee and mailed out to participants and their doctor as per theirrequest

  • Assist with currently active projects

  • Perform additional related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science or related area and at least three years of related experience or Master's degree and at least one year of experience

  • detail-oriented, reliable, and responsible

  • strong interpersonal and telephone skills

  • Initiative to take responsibility for recruitment/retention/follow-up of the COPD Gene cohort

Preferred Qualifications

  • Spanish language skills

Other Requirements

  • 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

  • Contact with patients and/or human research subjects

  • Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements

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