Advertised Summary Job Description: The Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University is seeking an individual to work on an exciting research project with families and children. The position is located in a research clinic at Columbia University Medical Center and at offsite clinics in Southwestern Connecticut, conducting a Family Nurture Intervention in young children. Originally, Family Nurture Intervention was designed to promote an emotional connection between the mother and her preterm infant and to engage support from the family members in order to alter the developmental trajectory of the infant. Now, we are testing a new model of this intervention in young children with emerging signs of emotional and behavioral problems. The primary job of the applicant will be to serve as research coordinator.
Duties include maintaining IRB approvals and reports, overseeing recruitment of and maintaining contact with study participants, and leading mother and child play and nutrition education groups. Other responsibilities will be to help subjects complete questionnaires, prepare written and oral reports, assist with physiological and behavioral assessments, enter data and attend weekly program meetings.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and experience, plus two years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: Self-starter. Ability to undertake multiple tasks, set priorities, work independently and meet deadlines. Must be highly organized and motivated. Requires solid organization and communications skills, both oral and written. The ideal candidate will be able to maintain positive relations with faculty and other staff members. Bilingual in English and Spanish. Masters in Sciences preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills, prior work experience with young children and their families.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_170651
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