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Research Assistant

Taub Inst Res Alzheimers Disease Aging Brain

Research Assistant

  • 530793
  • Medical Center
  • Taub Inst Res Alzheimers Disease Aging Brain
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Oct 31 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: $56410.11 - $56,410.11 annually

Position Summary

The Research Assistant in the Division of Aging & Dementia at the Neurological Institute at Columbia University Medical Center will be working on a federal dementia disparities research grant, functioning within a broader portfolio of related work aiming to improve community well-being through multimedia, multigenerational community intervention programs. The grant will target the public’s awareness of Alzheimer’s symptoms through the mode of entertainment-enhanced health education. 


  • Old S.C.H.O.O.L. Hip Hop (Seniors Can Have Optimal aging and Ongoing Longevity) targets children and their parents through school-based programs that use Hip Hop music to motivate participants around dementia education. The Research Assistant will be responsible for school site recruitment, participant (parent and student) recruitment and delivery of program materials, collection of data through protocol survey instruments, and health education program implementation in schools through New York City. The Research Assistant will have experience recruiting and educating children in public school settings and coordinating school program with administrators, consenting parents and children into study and coordinating program logistics. The RA will have strong background in educating lay people about health and wellness and abilities to engage with the public. In the context of this project are additional community outreach and organizational activities, including partnership development with stakeholders, and the coordination of ancillary studies.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and at least one and one-half years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience. Ability to teach, assess, and implement standard interviewing procedures. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work on different tasks at once and be highly organized. Fluent in English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with New York City schools Masters in Public Health or related field preferred. Experience working in high-need urban communities. Comfortable spending a significant amount of time in the field.
  • Spanish proficiency 

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