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Research Staff Assistant

Columbia Business School

Research Staff Assistant

  • 533432
  • Morningside
  • Columbia Business School
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Jan 23 2023
  • Grade R4
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • End Date if Temporary: 1 Year from Start Date
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $40,900-$43,000
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

Columbia Business School is seeking a Research Staff Assistant for a temporary, full time, 1 year position. Reporting to Professor Eric Johnson of the Center for Decision Sciences, the Research Staff Assistant will work with CDS faculty and scholars on research projects.


  • Design web-based surveys including programming, developing, testing and implementing of online studies
  • Collecting, cleaning, coding, and analyzing data, as well as writing up results
  • IRB creation, approvals, and renewals
  • Perform literature reviews and compile citations
  • Coordinate lab meeting schedules and arrange space and other resources
  • Maintain online participant database and CDS website
  • Train and coordinate research assistants
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned (i.e. participant payments and reimbursements)

  • Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) and some training in psychological research.

    Applicants must attach a resume listing educational accomplishments, coursework, and work experience as well as contact information for 3 academic and/or work references.  The candidate must possess managerial and organizational skills and the ability to manage several concurrent tasks.  Proficiency with computer skills preferred MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), SPSS and/or R. Willingness to learn basic web programming  (php, MySQL).

    Preferred Qualifications

    Knowledge of online databases: JSTOR, PsycInfo, PsycArticles, EBSCO, Web of Science, and presentation skills (outreach) are helpful. Familiarity with process tracing and big data a plus. Knowledge of linear models, analysis of variance, and data visualization strongly preferred.

    Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

    Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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