Columbia University Research Assistant in New York, New York

Position Information

Job Title

Research Assistant

Job Code Title

Job Requisition Number



7583- IGM General


Medical Center

Job Type

Support Staff Part-Time Regular

Bargaining Unit

1199 / SSA Area

If temporary, indicate duration

Hours Per Week


Job Family

Research Support (Laboratory and Non-Laboratory)

Salary Grade

Technical 5-075

Salary Range


Advertised Summary Job Description

The Institute for Genomic Medicine announces an immediate opening for a Full-Time Research Assistant (Enrollment Assistant).

The PMI Cohort Program is a nationwide effort led by the NIH which aims to engage a large and diverse group of volunteer participants who will share health data and biospecimens over a number of years, helping to drive research and spur developments in targeted treatments and personalized medicine.

The Research Assistant (Enrollment Assistant) will work under the supervision of the Enrollment Coordinator as an important member of the PMI Cohort Program enrollment team.


-Enroll participants into the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program. Interface directly with PMI participants to obtain informed consent, complete study procedures as required (such as blood pressure, pulse, height/weight, and administering questionnaires), perform participant follow-up, and collect and submit specimens as required (such as blood, saliva, and urine samples).

-Work with study personnel, physicians, nurses, and clinic staff to implement effective/efficient, consistent, and compliant enrollment processes.

-Respond to inquiries from the community and prospective participants regarding the program. Explain program goals and specifics of participation to potential participants.

-Maintain electronic and hard-copy study files and perform data entry as needed.

-Comply with all relevant ethical and research regulations, and perform other duties as necessary related to the PMI Cohort Program.

This is a grant funded position. Funding is anticipated to continue through June 30, 2021.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Requires a bachelor's degree and at least 1.5 years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and 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 Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

The desired candidate must enjoy working with people and possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills, as well as demonstrate a high level of integrity, ethics, and professionalism. Must be organized, detail-oriented, and work independently as well as part of a team.

Must possess phlebotomy certification or nursing assistant experience, or must be willing to obtain phlebotomy certification.

Part-time position, 20 hours/week. Scheduled shift may include early morning or evening/weekend hours based on program enrollment needs.

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Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Bilingual (English/Spanish)

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Special Indications

This position works with:

Bloodborne pathogens

Contact with patients and/or research subjects

HIPAA Compliance training required


Participation in Medical Surveillance required


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