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Research Associate

  • Requisition no: 508252
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Division of Scholarship & Rsch
  • Grade: Grade 103
  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35

Position Summary

The School of Nursing is looking to hire a Research Associate to provide support for federally funded projects focusing on HIV prevention and management.


The primary duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Providing daily support for research project including recruiting subjects, enrolling study participants, and scheduling other research-related meetings;
  • Assisting in the staffing of research study visits, including overseeing logistics, communicating with participants, and preparing materials for both staff & participant use;
  • Conducting observations and collecting survey data on enrolled study participants;
  • Handling data entry and database management;
  • Assisting with research and manuscript preparation for publication and dissemination of results, including conducting literature searches, article summaries, and basic coding and analysis;
  • Contributing to the development of study-related documents and/or materials; and
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree and at least two (2) years of related experience or equivalent in education, training, and experience.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and database management skills.
  • Excellent quantitative or qualitative data analytic skills.
  • Computer fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and statistical software (SPSS/SAS/Stata/R); 
  • Ability to organize and perform multiple tasks and meet deadlines with minimal supervision; and
  • 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

  • Bilingual English/Spanish.
  • Available nights and weekends
  • Interest in public health or psychology, LGBT health, social science research, HIV prevention or management, and/or health informatics.
  • Experience working on research involving the LGBT community, youth, people living with HIV, and other vulnerable and diverse populations.
  • Experience in health or community-service field that involved conducting observational or survey data collection.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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

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