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Non-Student Short-Term Casual

Dental Medicine

Non-Student Short-Term Casual

  • 532987
  • Medical Center
  • Dental Medicine
  • Part Time
  • Opening on: Dec 23 2022
  • Ungraded
  • Job Type: Short Term Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • End Date if Temporary: 12/30/2023
  • Hours Per Week: 24
  • Salary Range: $21.50-$21.50
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

Columbia University researchers are conducting a national study to learn how dentists engage families of young children with tooth decay to promote preventive behaviors. This study requires Interviewers to conduct 45–60-minute structured video-call interviews with dentists during times that they are available (including evenings and weekends across all US time zones). Interviewers will manage their own schedules to achieve at least 6 interviews each week; record and code responses; and enter and electronically transmit data to the research team averaging 24 hours of availability each week.

This position is part time with flexible hours. Because Interviewers have direct contact with dentist participants, strong professional, visual presentation, interpersonal and interview skills are paramount. Applicants need to demonstrate that they successfully manage their time among competing priorities to meet deadlines while remaining flexible to participant availability. Applicants should be team players who work collaboratively and independently under the direction of the Project Manager. Successful candidates do not need to have content expertise in dentistry but should value health promotion and disease prevention.

Current college students encouraged to apply.



  • Conduct video-call interviews with dental professionals regarding their counseling families to adopt healthful dietary and hygienic behaviors.
  • Review transcriptions of interviews and code responses following research protocols.
  • Produce and transmit accurate, detailed, timely, and organized interview records.
  • Conduct briefings with the research team to provide status updates.
  • Successfully use electronic and online technologies for communicating with research team members and research participants.

*Consistently available at least two nights each week between 5pm and 10pm EST.

*Consistently available for at least 5 hours between 8am and 8pm Eastern every weekend.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior professional experience in public health, nutrition, medical or related fields.
  • Previous roles demonstrating excellence in conducting qualitative, and analytical research, including interviewing research participants, with minimal supervision.
  • Experience interacting with professional clients or organizations.
  • Experience with research data management software like Qualtrics, Nvivo, or RedCap.
  • CITI or RASCAL Human Subjects Research Certification.
  • Interest in health behavior and health care.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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

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