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Columbia University Research Worker in New York, New York

  • Requisition no: 531324

  • Work Type: Part Time

  • Location: Campus|Medical Center

  • School/Department: null

  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)

  • Job Type: Support Staff - Non-Union

  • Bargaining Unit:

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • End Date if Temporary:

  • Hours Per Week: 17.5

  • Salary Range: $33.86 - $33.86

Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to coordinate the clinical research and educational activities of the Columbia Cognitive Health lab. Clinical research and educational activities are carried out in behavioral health facilities throughout NYC serving individuals with serious mental illness. Educational activities are also carried out on web based platforms.


  • Coordinate referrals for research at NYC-based behavioral health clinics, obtain informed consent.

  • Perform clinical assessments including diagnostic interviews and ratings of psychiatric symptom severity with a focus on symptoms of schizophrenia spectrum disorders.

  • Create study procedural manuals, monitor protocol adherence and treatment fidelity at study sites.

  • Maintain regulatory documents for NIMH, interface with the Institutional Review Board, perform data entry and manage databases, update educational materials on web platforms.

  • Provide lab-related tasks as requested or needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree and at least one year experience, or Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience

Other Requirements

  • Must successfully complete all online system trainings requirements

  • Ability to work independently, under minimal supervision

  • Ability to effectively prioritize, organize tasks and efficiently manage time, keep track of scheduled dates

  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and community mental health professionals

  • Ability to read, edit and write content so that it is correct and understandable to the reader

  • Ability to verify information, data check, review documents, create simple budgets.

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