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Research Coordinator

  • Requisition no: 507491
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Division of Scholarship & Rsch
  • Grade: Grade 104
  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35

Position Summary

Reporting to the Principal Investigator (PI) of multiple NIH- and AHRQ- funded studies, the Research Coordinator will be a core member of a high-performing, fast-paced, productive, and close-knit, but geographically diverse interdisciplinary research team.


Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Traveling and recruiting study subjects for participation in activities and data collection;
  • Assisting with coordinating the study team projects, developing educational materials, conducting literature searches, convening meetings, and keeping the projects moving on a day-to-day basis;
  • Communicating with external collaborators about project activities;
  • Assisting with database design, security, data storage and management;
  • Conducting and writing literature reviews to support grant applications and manuscripts;
  • Participating, with minimal supervision, in progress reports, data entry, conference presentations and event planning
  • Providing daily support for technical and research tasks including coordination of focus groups and usability testing sessions;
  • Qualitative data analysis (coding) and basic quantitative analysis of study data;
  • Performing other related duties as assigned; and
  • Available nights and weekends.

This is a grant-funded position and employment is contingent upon continued funding

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree and at least three (3) years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience. The candidate must be bilingual English/Spanish and have interest in the development of health information technology and/or public health.

The successful incumbent will possess computer fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SPSS.  S/He will have the ability to organize and perform multiple tasks and meet deadlines with minimal supervision. This role requires the ability to communicate with interdisciplinary colleagues at all staff and leadership levels related to program planning. 

Experience with vulnerable populations and certified training in HIPAA Compliance and Human Subjects protection is required.  The successful incumbent should have an established record of working with confidential data and maintaining confidentiality, privacy and integrity in professional interactions.  

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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