Short-Term Casual

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: New York City, NEW YORK
Deadline: Medical Center ;

  • Job Type: Short Term Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • Hours Per Week: 10

Position Summary

The School of Nursing is looking to hire two Columbia University students to work in a research assistant capacity on an NIH-funded study testing the impact of an asthma intervention with teenagers in NYC high schools. Most of the duties will occur in the schools between October and June, with some office work during this time as well. Targeted high schools are located in the Bronx, and northern and midtown Manhattan, and the incumbent must be able to travel to these schools; an additional school in Brooklyn may be added.


Specific tasks for this position entail:

  • Photocopying study materials,
  • Distributing informational letters to students regarding the study which may include answering students' questions about the study,
  • Proctoring a brief, 15- minute survey completed by high school students in class,
  • Describing the study to eligible teenagers and obtaining study consent,
  • Interviewing students in person and/or by phone, and their caregivers by phone,
  • Entering data, and
  • Other tasks as needed.

This position will last up to 9 months, and the hours will vary depending on the individual's availability

This is a temporary position with a flexible work schedule.

This is a grant funded position and continued employment is contingent upon the grant.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma required
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to present information to groups of teenagers (i.e., make classroom presentations)
  • Must be able to travel between Manhattan and the Bronx currently, which may expand to other boroughs
  • Ability to work in the schools a few days a week during the high school day, which is typically 8 – 3
  • Ability to work some nights/weekends to follow up with teenagers and/or interview parents

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, public health, or related field 
  • Experience working with children or adolescents preferred 
  • Prior research experience is a plus; course work and/or school thesis are considered acceptable research experiences. 
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) 

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