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Study Courier

ICAP at Columbia

Study Courier

  • 512261
  • Other NYC Locations
  • ICAP at Columbia
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Jan 12 2021
  • Grade 101
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Non-Union
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: commensurate with experience

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Laboratory Manager, the study courier will work with the study team and is responsible for the pick-up and delivery of critical and time sensitive study products, specimens and other necessary records from the research pharmacy and designated study labs to the study site or the mobile van/field; discretion is important. The courier is a reliable member of the study team with outstanding routing and directional skills and a passion for delivering medical items punctually.

The position is contingent upon availability of grant funding.


  • Take instructions from study staff to transport study products, specimens, and other necessary records or documents to/from the lab/pharmacy, to/from the study site or mobile van/field. (30%)
  • Make sure that all required documentation is in place with the study products and specimens transported. (15%)
  • Ensure that all specimens, study product or documents are properly secured in the transport bag or container and that the items and samples are transported properly per protocol. (20%)
  • Deliver and pick up items to the destination in a time-efficient manner and ensure its safety. (10%)
  • Perform all duties within HIPAA regulations. (5%)
  • Work flexible hours, as needed. (10%)
  • Work independently, exercise initiative, use discretion when handling confidential information. (5%)
  • Perform other duties as assigned.(5%)

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent and at least 6 months of professional experience
  • Meticulous attention to detail with the ability to multi-task.
  • Strong organizational, administrative and planning skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and react effectively to urgent situations.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work unsupervised with emphasis on punctuality.
  • Passionate about healthcare efficiency.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in research studies
  • Prior experience as a medical or lab courier

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