The Staff associate I is a bilingual individual who will work as a research physician. This incumbent will specifically function in the field work planned in all years of the investigation and will work with the Principal Investigator and the Project manager to complete the blood drawing and structured medical examinations required for this project. When necessary, the incumbent will travel to the site for completion of the blood drawing, and will insure the transfer of blood to the Human Genetics Resources Core Laboratory at Columbia University. He/she will also be trained to complete neuropsychological and family history interviews.
Medical evaluation and blood draw: 55%
Travel for participant evaluation: 10% Blood processing (labeling, shipping): 10% Participant follow up: 5% Case conference reviews: 5%
Database maintenance and data entry and reports: 15%
Work with the principal Investigator and project manager to administer and prepare the medical interview forms for review during diagnostic case conferences and data entry.
Complete the blood drawing and assist with blood sample processing and storage.
Assist on the database maintenance cleaning.
Generate automated reports to keep track of the progress of this research project, including participant enrollment, clinical tests, status of blood draws and blood processing.
Contact and recruit possible participants.
Assist PI with monthly meetings preparations
Additional information: We will have a weekly meeting with the PI to review the work being done as well as a weekly meeting with the project manager to go over day to day activities. The staff associate needs to be able to determine participants who meet criteria for the studies. Should be able to talk to participants without supervision, plan and execute work trips.
Bachelor's degree and at least one and one-half years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Medical degree preferred (medical licensure or board certification not necessary though).
Languages: proficient in English
Experience working with Excel
Experience working with Red cap
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