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Variable Hours Officer

  • Requisition no: 507907
  • Work type: Part Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Division of Scholarship & Rsch
  • Grade: Grade 103
  • Categories: Administrative Support, Research (Lab and Non-Lab)
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • Hours Per Week: 5
  • Salary Range: $32.14 per hour

Position Summary

The School of Nursing at Columbia University is looking to hire four (4) individuals to work in a Variable Hours Officer (VHO) capacity on a part-time basis for a period of up to four years. Reporting to the Project Manager in the Division of Scholarship and Research, the VHO’s will conduct interviews with research participants in a grant-funded study of substance use and intimate partner aggression among sexual minority women. The selected incumbents will conduct detailed data collection using computer-assisted technology. These positions will have a variable work schedule, working up to 10 hours per week once data collection commences.  


Responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in scheduling interviews with study participants via zoom or telephone;
  • Completing the informed consent process with research participants;
  • Administering survey instrument to participants using a structured interview guide and computer-assisted technology;
  • Performing accurate and detailed entry of data into an Electronic Data Capture program; and
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

The selected incumbents will be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality of research data. This position requires the need to work some evening and weekend hours.

This is a temporary position with a flexible work schedule. This position is grant funded and continued employment will be contingent upon the grant. The position is currently funded until 6/30/2024.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus two years of related experience.
  • Must have experience with Microsoft Office Suites, which include Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, possess excellent time management skills.
  • Must be reliable and punctual

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with survey research methods and electronic data capture systems is a plus.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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