Summary Description: The Staff Associate will work at the Taub Institute and Sergievsky Center in an intergenerational study of memory and Alzheimer's disease. They will work closely with the Project Coordinator in all aspects of the study. The incumbent will perform telephone and in-person interviews in the homes of study participants and at the Columbia University Medical Center. This includes administering standardized interviews of medical and family history, every-day functioning, neuropsychological testing, blood collection, facilitating participation in an imaging study, and recruitment of research participants for a brain donation program. The staff associate will be trained to screen participants for inclusion/exclusion, and will be certified to assess capacity to consent and obtain informed consent in this minimal risk study following Institutional Review Board policies and regulations. Data management duties include and are not limited to completing medical questionnaires, scoring, organizing, filing, data entry and cleaning, photocopying materials and preparing biological samples. Other duties pertain to data processing and quality control. For example, the staff associate will be trained and certified on standard administration by observing other research staff, and obtaining consent, performing interviews, and administering questionnaires in the field under supervision. They will also manage petty cash for study participation, schedule and re-schedule study visits, will escort participants to/from their home, and perform any other assigned duties of the WHICAP parent grant. He/she will assist in the training of volunteers and new staff in administration of study forms and cognitive tests.
Minimum Qualifications: This work will take place under the limited supervision of the principal investigators and the Senior Project Coordinator. Experience in a research setting and working with older adults is highly desirable.. Ability to work flexible hours is required including evenings and weekends. Requires a Bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Phlebotomy certification and/or experience with blood drawing is preferredFluency in both Spanish and English is preferred but not required.
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