Advertised Summary Job Description: Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Research Assistant will support all aspects of multiple longitudinal research studies that comprehensively characterize body composition changes. The Research Assistant will perform data collection, schedule participants visits and study tests between different laboratories. Perform data entry and maintains detailed study files. Assist with case report forms to ensure data quality, integrity and compliance with all regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements. Will assist the Principal Investigator with the preparation of documents for renewals, modifications, yearly submissions, correspondence, and audit related to IRB and NIH, for ongoing research studies. Assist with study-related purchases as well as the daily quality control of various body composition technologies. Perform additional related duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related science and at least 1.5 yrs of related experience or equivalent in training and/or experience.
The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree would substitute for experience. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work well in a team.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of and/or experience with body composition techniques and past research study coordination.
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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.