Under the supervision of the lab manager and the Principal Investigator, the research assistant will assist the clinical study team in the implementation, execution and closeout of industry and grant funded studies.
Identify, screen and recruit research subjects
Conduct physical exams (EKG, taking blood pressure, drawing, collecting and processing of blood)
Perform quality of life questionnaires, assess submaximal functional capacity and perform other study related procedures
Determine eligibility and obtain subjects' consent for study participation after being trained in the study protocol
Assist in the collection of other relevant clinical data, filing patients' charts and electronic data capture, completing patient history, keeping charts/records and maintaining databases up-to-date and accurate
Preparation of the subjects for testing and escorting them to testing in other departments
Interaction with research participants by telephone and in person and serving as liaison for research participants' outside clinical care
Perform other related duties as assigned
Requires a bachelor's degree and at least 1.5 years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Certificate in phlebotomy is desired. Knowledge of statistical software such as SAS and SPSS a plus.
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.
Must successfully complete system training requirements.
Proficiency in Spanish is required.
Microsoft Office proficiency required.
HIPAA and GCP certifications are among the mandatory credentials the newly hired assistant will be required to obtain.
Must be well-organized, proactive and enthusiastic self-starter.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines.
Must be able to function effectively as part of the research team (physicians, nurses, research staff and pharmaceutical companies).
Technological savvy, high attention to details and ability to solve problems.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 508762
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