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Study Courier

  • Requisition no: 508496
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: ICAP at Columbia
  • Grade: Grade 101
  • Categories: Administrative Support, General Administration, Other, Research (Lab and Non-Lab)
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Non-Union
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • End Date if Temporary: 1 year
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $16.48 - $19.23 hourly

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Coordinator, the Study Courier will work with the study team and is responsible for the pick-up and delivery of critical and time sensitive study products, specimens and other necessary records from the research pharmacy and designated study labs to the study site or the mobile van/field; discretion is important. The Study Courier is a reliable member of the study team with outstanding routing and directional skills and a passion for delivering medical items punctually.


1. Take instructions from study staff to transport study products, specimens, and other necessary records or documents to/from the lab/pharmacy, to/from the study site or mobile van/field. (30%)

2. Make sure that all required documentation is in place with the study products and specimens transported. (15%)

3. Ensure that all specimens, study product or documents are properly secured in the transport bag or container and that the items and samples are transported properly per protocol. (20%)

4. Deliver and pick up items to the destination in a time-efficient manner and ensure its safety. (10%)

5. Perform all duties within HIPAA regulations. (5%)

6. Work flexible hours, as needed. (10%)

7. Work independently, exercise initiative, use discretion when handling confidential information. (5%)

8. Perform other duties as assigned.(5%)

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Meticulous attention to detail with the ability to multi-task.
  • Strong organizational, administrative and planning skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and react effectively to urgent situations.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work unsupervised with emphasis on punctuality.
  • Passionate about healthcare efficiency.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in research studies
  • Prior experience as a medical or lab courier

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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

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