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Columbia University Research Assistant in New York, New York

  • Requisition no: 527026

  • Work Type: Full Time

  • Location: Campus|Medical Center

  • School/Department: null

  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)

Position Summary

Assist with running cognitive and imaging studies in healthy young and old adults, as well as populations with neurological diseases.


The incumbent will be responsibel for new protocol submissions to the IRB and other regulatory agencies, including protocol amendments and renewals of ongoing studies. The incumbant 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, and administering computerized tasks during fMRI studies. The incumbent 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. Incumbent will manage data collection, data entry, data processing and storage, and quality control for multiple clinical research studies. 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. May also be asked to help develop or revise new written protocols and study manuals for good clinical research practice. Ability to balance multiple tasks and demands is imperative.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Other Requirements

Incumbent will often be expected to work independently and must have strong communication and organizational skills.

Must be willing to work flexible hours and on weekends.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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