The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Full Time Technician A. Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Pediatrics is a world leader in providing care for children. Our mission areas include Healthcare, Education and Research. We offer care for our patients in over 25 specialty areas as well as individualized care for complex cases. Our Residency, Fellowship and Graduate programs are among the best in the Nation. Our Clinical, Translational and Basic Science research features collaborations across specialties and stretches from the bench to bedside. We also have several active Clinical trials available to our patients. This position will provide support for a new born screening research study of spinal muscular atrophy and other conditions as they are added to the newborn screening panel.
The primary role of the Tech A will be to recruit and obtain informed consent from mothers who have recently delivered a baby to have their newborn have screening for spinal muscular atrophy.
Communicate with the newborn screen staff to mark newborn screening specimens for testing.
Accurate record who does and does not consent to testing and communicate this back to the study team.
Enter data into the study data base and attend team meetings.
Any other related duties as assigned.
Two years of college or a completed A.A. program with an emphasis in chemistry, biology or physics or a completed animal husbandry program.
One year of related experience, or the equivalent in education , training and experience.
Must be fluent in Spanish.
Requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Highly organized with great attention to detail.
Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 502410
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