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Research Assistant

Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center

Research Assistant

  • 532681
  • Medical Center
  • Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Dec 13 2022
  • Technical Grade 5
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $56,410.11 - $56,410.11 annually
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 Research Assistant is a bilingual individual who will work at the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain. This incumbent will specifically function in the field work planned in all years of the investigation and will work with the Principal Investigator and the Project manager in the overall recruitment and data collection for the research studies; when necessary, the incumbent will travel to the site for completion of data collection and will insure the transfer of blood to the Human Genetics Resources Core Laboratory at Columbia University. He/she will also be trained to complete neuropsychological and family history interviews.

Please note this is an In-person position.

  • Recruitment, family history collection and cognitive testing: 45%
  • Travel for participant evaluation: 10%
  • Blood processing (labeling, shipping): 10%
  • Participant follow-up: 5%
  • Case conference reviews: 5%
  • Database maintenance and data entry and reports: 25%


  • Work with the principal Investigator and project manager to administer and prepare cognitive tests for review during diagnostic case conferences and data entry.
  • Complete blood sample processing (labeling, transport to lab, and data entry).
  • Assist on the database maintenance cleaning.
  • Generate automated reports to keep track of the progress of this research project, including participant enrollment, clinical tests, status of blood draws and blood processing.
  • Contact and recruit possible participants.
  • Assist Project Manager with Internal Review Board (IRB) Queries

Additional information: We will have a weekly meeting with the PI to review the work being done as well as a bi-weekly meeting with the project manager to go over day-to-day activities.
The research assistant needs to be able to determine participants who meet the criteria for the studies. Should be able to talk to participants without supervision, and plan and execute work trips.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and at least one and one-half years of related experience or equivalent in education, training, and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with IRB submissions
  • Experience working with Excel

Other Requirements

  • Languages: proficient in English and Spanish

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