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Research Assistant

Taub Inst Res Alzheimers Disease Aging Brain

Research Assistant

  • 520481
  • Medical Center
  • Taub Inst Res Alzheimers Disease Aging Brain
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Nov 19 2021
  • Technical Grade 5
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $29.41 Hr

Position Summary

We are hiring a research assistant  to oversee various logistical components of a longitudinal study of exceptional aging. The Visit Coordinator will work closely with field staff who travel to various parts of the country in order to evaluate adults from long-lived families.


  • The Visit Coordinator will be responsible for organizing all aspects of the visit including: 1) arranging field staff travel (rental car, flight, hotel); 2) arranging and monitoring all FedEx shipments following blood draws; 3) scheduling phlebotomy services; 4) preparing and mailing pre-visit packets; 5) arranging long distance visits with other field centers; 6) complying with Columbia travel-related policies and COVID-19 guidelines; and 7) working closely with financial advisors to reconcile all local and long-distance trips.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and at least one and one-half years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience. Knowledge of various related laboratory procedures and techniques required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates who can offer a two-year commitment and who have had previous research experience are preferred.

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