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Research Assistant

Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center

Research Assistant

  • 529898
  • Medical Center
  • Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Sep 28 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 annually

Position Summary

Investigators within the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain are seeking a highly motivated, highly organized Research Assistant. The candidate will have responsibility for scoring cognitive assessments, training undergraduate students to perform scoring and quality checks, and data entry for studies that focus on lifecourse social and structural risk factors for cognitive decline, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia. Other responsibilities include quality assurance and quality control of collected and scored data. Members of the research team will also attend lab meetings, study meetings, and troubleshoot and communicate frequently with project supervisors.


  • Scoring cognitive assessments
  • Data entry, quality assurance, and quality control
  • Train undergraduates to score and double score cognitive measures
  • Attend lab meetings and study meetings
  • Troubleshoot and communicate frequently with project supervisors

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree and at least 1.5 years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous research experience
  • Self-starter who is able to take initiative and work in collaborations

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