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Research Associate

  • Requisition no: 522962
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Division of Scholarship & Rsch
  • Grade: Grade 103
  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab), Administrative Support
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35

Position Summary

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


Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing daily support for research projects, 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 and participant use;
  • Conducting observations and collecting survey data on enrolled study participants;
  • Experience working with confidential data and maintaining confidentiality, privacy, and integrity in professional interactions;
  • 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 or equivalent in education and experience, plus two (2) years of related experience.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and database management skills;
  • Excellent quantitative and 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;
  • Experience with vulnerable populations and certified training in HIPPA Compliance and Human Subjects protection is required.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Available nights and weekends.
  • Interest in developing health information technology, public health, LGBT health, HIV prevention or management, and/or health informatics.
  • Experience working on research involving the LGBT community, people living with HIV, or other vulnerable and diverse populations.
  • Experience 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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Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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