The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
The Short-term Casual will work at the Taub Institute and Sergievsky Center in an intergenerational study of memory and Alzheimer???s disease.
The Short-term Casual will perform telephone recruitment and in-person and remote assessment procedures of participants in a community-based intergenerational study of memory. He/she will be responsible for facilitating all aspects of participant visits. The incumbent will be certified to assess capacity to consent and obtain informed consent in this minimal risk study following Institutional Review Board policies and regulations. The incumbent will perform remote and in-person interviews in the homes of study participants and at Columbia University Medical Center, which will include administering standardized interviews of medical and family history, every-day functioning, neuropsychological testing, and blood collection. Data management duties include and are not limited to completing medical questionnaires, scoring, organizing, filing, data entry and cleaning, photocopying materials and preparing biological samples. Other duties pertain to data processing and quality control. For example, the staff associate will be trained and certified on standard administration by observing other research staff, and obtaining consent, performing interviews, and administering questionnaires in the field under supervision. They will schedule and re-schedule study visits, will escort participants to/from their home, and perform any other assigned duties.
This work will take place under the supervision of the Project Manager and senior interviewers.
At least 1 years of related work experience
Fluency in both Spanish and English
Experience in a research setting and working with community-based research participants is a plus.
Phlebotomy certification and/or experience with blood drawing is preferred, but not necessary.
Ability to work flexible hours is required including some evenings and weekends.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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