The Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) at Columbia University has an opening for a Variable Hours Officer (VHO) to assist with breast cancer prevention studies funded by the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute. The VHO will also help PIs analyze data from an NLM-funded study assessing information needs in the Washington Heights community and will work under the supervision of Dr. Rita Kukafka.
The qualified candidate should have a strong interest and demonstrate expertise in areas of public health and research with an interest in health information technology. The ideal candidate for this position will be familiar with the fields of health education, epidemiology, psychology, communication, and informatics.
Maintain and organize study data, conduct data cleaning, and perform statistical analysis;
Maintain content on the study's page on a community health portal website;
Assist with qualitative interviewing and data analysis;
Conduct literature review, research study measures, and manage research reference library;
Assist with grant writing, manuscript preparation, and track progress of publications as needed;
Assist with data entry as needed;
Perform other related duties as needed
Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus two years of related experience.
The candidate must demonstrate strong writing skills and interpersonal skills and be a self-starter who is comfortable taking initiative and who can play a major role in initiating new projects and help to bring several projects to completion. Candidate should also demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint). It is expected that the student will be willing to train and develop knowledge of Qualtrics survey software, Dedoose (or other qualitative coding software), and SAS/SPSS (or other statistical software). Experience with CUMC systems such as RASCAL, Epic, or Velos or with computer programming languages is not required but is also desirable.
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