The research assistant will work in the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, as the Mailman School of Public Health.
The research assistant will be expected to recruit, follow and retain study participants as part of the Fair Start Study, as well as follow participants of the Mothers and Newborn Study. The purpose of these studies is to assess the effects of environmental exposures on women and the developing child in Northern Manhattan and South Bronx. The candidate will be responsible for a variety of administrative and research tasks, including: recruiting and consenting study participants at the clinics associated with Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, collecting biological samples, interviewing participants, and the administration of several psychological, behavioral, and nutritional rating scales and structured interviews. Candidate will also be coordinating the collection of biological samples. Candidate will also be responsible for processing, storing, checking data and transferring data to the Center's data management core and/or laboratory. In addition, candidate may be asked to perform child neurodevelopmental testing as needed.
The candidate will assist with human subjects research and administrative duties as needed to maintain a caseload of research participants enrolled in a longitudinal birth cohort, including:
Communication with participants, scheduling visits, coordination of biological sample collection, and transportation of biological samples to the laboratory for processing (15%)
Recruiting and consenting subjects (50%)
Administering several psychological, behavioral and nutritional rating scales and structured interviews to adults and or children (20%)
Checking and transferring data to the Center's data management core and/or laboratory. (5%)
Administration activities related to research include preparing study kits, filing, and other tasks as needed to provide administrative support to the Center (5%)
Performs related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested (5%)
Requires a Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics, psychology, or related science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
This individual must be able to speak, read, and write in Spanish fluently.
This individual must be able to speak, read, and write in Spanish fluently
Flexible work schedule is necessary, as visits may require early mornings and weekends
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