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Short-Term Casual

  • Requisition no: 523546
  • Work type: Part Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Division of Scholarship & Rsch
  • Grade: Ungraded
  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab), Administrative Support
  • Job Type: Short Term Casual
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 10
  • Salary Range: $21/hr

Position Summary

The Short Term Casual will assist investigators of a new study about the quality of life of transgender and nonbinary (TGNB) adults after gender-affirming surgery. The study is a collaboration between the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) and the Columbia School of Nursing. This mixed-method study will have a qualitative interview component, and will conduct qualitative interviews with key informants and with TGNB participants, and assist with content analysis of the interview transcripts. Ongoing training and supervision will be provided.


Assist with preparing and scheduling interview visits (in-person home or office visits, or alternatively via Zoom). Conduct qualitative interviews. Assist with qualitative data storage and management; coding of interview transcripts; preparing scientific presentations and manuscripts; and other miscellaneous duties as assigned by the Research Coordinator and investigators.

Under the direct supervision of the investigators and Coordinator, responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

-Interviewing study participants in-person or via Zoom.

-Audio-recording and appropriately storing recordings and interview notes.

-Assisting with content analysis of interview transcripts.

-Assisting with literature searches and with preparing manuscripts.

-Taking meeting minutes.

-Performing other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

-Requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in health or social science.

-Must possess excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication (both written & verbal) skills).

-Reside within commutable distance of the Columbia University School of Nursing.

Preferred Qualifications

-Two years of experience in a health or social science research environment.

-Prior experience with qualitative interviewing and content analysis of interview transcripts.

-Familiarity with the TGNB community.

-Bilingual (English/Spanish).

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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