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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Research Worker - General Medicine in New York, New York

Employer Name: Columbia University

Job Type: Support Staff - Union Bargaining Unit: SSA Regular/Temporary: Regular End Date if Temporary: n/a Hours Per Week: 35 Salary Range: $1,093.69 per week Position Summary The Research Worker will support COPD Gene studies. The candidate will gain valuable interviewing experience by directly engaging and interacting with participants. Responsibilities Recruit subjects for cardiopulmonary studies Schedule subjects and prepare study materials for clinic visits Update databases and complete coordinator assisted surveys Contact/ track down participants that have been lost to follow up Perform clinic visits including conducting anthropometry measures and interviews Make sure all study procedures are completed in the correct order as per protocol, including spirometry and other procedures Check completeness of questionnaires and data entry File and organize the records for all currently active projects Create tables and spreadsheets to track visits and procedure completion Ensure all data has been entered and transmitted as appropriate (in addition to our local Filemaker database and/or tracking spreadsheets) Mail questionnaires and/or letters to participants when needed Transmit CT scans and other data reports on time Prepare CSF results packets for each participant after clinic visits take place Make sure they are reviewed by the PI or designee and mailed out to participants and their doctor as per their request Assist with currently active projects Perform additional related duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in social science or related area and at least three years of related experience or Master's degree and at least one year of experience detail-oriented, reliable, and responsible strong interpersonal and telephone skills Initiative to take responsibility for recruitment/retention/follow-up of the COPD Gene cohort Preferred Qualifications Spanish language skills Other Requirements The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made Participation in the medical surveillance program Contact with patients and/or human research subjects Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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