Under direct supervision of the lab manager and the Principal Investigator, the research assistant will assist clinical study team in the start-up, implementation, execution and closeout of NIH and sponsored trials.
Assist with the identification, screening and recruitment of research subjects
Assist with study related procedures (EKG, taking blood pressure, drawing, collecting and processing of blood)
Perform quality of life questionnaires
Determine eligibility and obtain subjects' consent for study participation after being trained in the study protocol
Assist in collection of other relevant clinical data, filing patients' charts, completing patient history, keeping charts/records and maintaining databases up-to-date and accurate.
Interact extensively with research participants by telephone and in person and serving as liaison for research participants' outside clinical care.
Prepare the subjects for, and escort them to testing in other departments will also be required.
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.
The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made.
Certificate in phlebotomy is desired. Knowledge of statistical software such as SAS and SPSS a plus.
Proficiency in Spanish desired.
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 work independently and solve problems.
Participation in medical surveillance program.
Must be able to successfully complete systems training requirements.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 510319
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