Advertised Summary Job Description: Do you enjoy speaking with people from all backgrounds to provide answers to their questions? Are you driven to provide superior customer service and a positive interaction for all whom you meet? Are you excited to represent Columbia University Medical Center to our Washington Heights community?
We seek multiple outstanding customer-service oriented candidates for Research Assistant positions. This position will provide in-person, email, and telephone support to individuals including patients, community partners, and the general public. to learn more about the All of Us Research Program. All of Us is enrolling participants in the Washington Heights area and from patient clinics on the Columbia University Medical Center campus. This is a multi-year, multi-site research program that aims to bring in nearly 100,000 participants from New York City from across the NYC Consortium, which consists of Columbia University, Weill Cornell Medicine, Harlem Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian.
The Research Assistant will approach potential participants in outpatient clinics in waiting rooms, at community events, campus events, as well as in an inpatient setting.
The Research Assistant will explain the All of Us Research Program to participants and facilitate digital enrollment in the program if the participant is eligible. The Research Assistant will work in partnership with Clinical Research Coordinators who will facilitate the biospecimen and physical measurement collections from participants. The incumbent will support the day-to-day recruitment of subjects for this study, which include but are not limited to: active interaction with potential participants in high-volume patient waiting rooms, participating in weekly meetings with enrollment team, data collection, maintaining screening and recruitment logs, obtaining in-person informed consent, and assessing and reporting barriers to recruitment. S/he will perform other related duties as assigned.
The Research Assistant will be required to relate to diverse populations. S/he will connect with participants to build report for long-term commitment to and engagement with the All of Us Research Program. Communications skills include excellent written communication skills, compassion, discretion, and follow-through.
General Minimum Qualifications: 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.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: The position requires excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, attention to detail and the ability to work independently. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred, fluency in other languages will be considered.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_167475
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.