Under direct supervision of the Research Manager and the Principal Investigator, the Research Assistant will assist with designated clinical trials.
Identify and recruit potential subjects for enrollment, following protocol specific criteria
Obtain informed consent and ensure proper execution of the study protocol including visit specific procedures
Assist with medical history, ECG collection, obtaining vital signs, collection and processing of samples, 6MWT, and administration of questionnaires
Collect other relevant clinical data, keep charts/records complete and up to date, and ensure timely entry of study-specific databases (electronic and paper)
Assist with the completion and submission of new clinical trial applications to the IRB; writing plain language informed consent documents; tracking and facilitating the progress of new trials through the review process; corresponding with the IRB and investigators throughout the review process; collection, completion, and submission of regulatory documents
Assist with training clinical and study staff on the study protocol
Interact with research participants and serve as a liaison for research participants' outside clinical care.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Requires a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics or related science and at least 1.5 years of related experience or equivalent in training and/or experience.
Certificate in phlebotomy is desired.
The candidate selected for this position is required t undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made.
Microsoft Office proficiency required.
Must be well-organized, proactive and enthusiastic self-starter with strong verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to prioritize, multi-task, meet deadlines and be able to function effectively as part of the research team (physicians, nurses, and research staff).
Technological savvy, high attention to detail and ability to work independently and solve problems.
Must successfully complete required trainings for this position.
Participation in medical surveillance program required.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 505830
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