Research Assistant

  • Requisition no: 504717
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center
  • 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: $50,445.02 Annually

Position Summary

Research Assistant for the cognitive aging study. The applicant will assist the Principal Investigator and other research staff in carrying out standard procedures for protocol submissions to the IRB and other regulatory agencies, including protocol amendments and renewals of ongoing studies


The applicant will contact and schedule human research participants, and assist with the assessment of potential research participants including but not limited to conducting telephone interviews to screen their eligibility, administering tests during an in-person neuropsychological evaluation, and giving participants various computerized and paper-and-pencil cognitive tests. The applicant will obtain informed consent according to study protocol and explain all aspects of study participation to research participants and prospective participants. They will be responsible for various modalities of data collection, including the coordination of neuroimaging appointments with MRI and PET imaging centers. Applicant will perform data collection, data entry, data processing and storage, and quality control. Responsible for data integrity, including backup of recorded data to study databases and all paper records, and detail-oriented abidance by study protocol and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and at least 1.5 years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Phlebotomist is preferred but not required.

Other Requirements

Ability to balance multiple tasks and demands is imperative.

Occasional weekend work is required.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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

Applications open: Nov 18 2019 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: