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Non-Student Short-Term Casual

Division of Scholarship & Rsch

Non-Student Short-Term Casual

  • 533193
  • Medical Center
  • Division of Scholarship & Rsch
  • Part Time
  • Opening on: Jan 10 2023
  • Ungraded
  • Job Type: Short Term Casual
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 10
  • Salary Range: $22/Hr - $22/Hr
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

The School of Nursing is looking to hire a Short-Term Casual (Non-Student) Research Worker on an NIH-funded study testing the impact of an asthma intervention with teenagers in NYC high schools. Most of the duties will occur in the schools during the school day (8 am – 3 pm) with some office work during this time as well. Targeted high schools are located throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens and the incumbent must be able to travel to these schools.


Specific tasks for this position entail: 

  • Distributing informational letters to students regarding the study which may include answering students' questions about study.
  • Proctoring a brief, 15- minute survey completed by high school students in class.
  • Describing study to eligible teenagers and obtaining study consent.
  • Interviewing students in person and/or by phone, and their caregivers by phone.
  • Proctoring intervention sessions with adolescents.
  • Entering data, and photocopying study materials.
  • Performing other tasks as needed. 

This is a temporary position with a flexible work schedule. 

Position can be used for practicum experience and opportunities to extend employment into the following academic term (Spring 2023) may be available.

This is a grant funded position and continued employment is contingent upon the grant.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to travel between Manhattan and the Bronx currently, which may expand to other boroughs.
  • Work in the schools at least one full day during the high school day (typically 8 – 3).
  • Work some nights/weekends to follow up with teenagers and/or interview parents.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, public health, or related field.
  • Ability to present information to groups of teenagers (i.e., make classroom presentations).
  • Experience working with children or adolescents.
  • Prior research experience is a plus; course work and/or school thesis are considered acceptable research experiences.
  • Ability to work in the schools at least two full days during the high school day (typically 8-3).
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).

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