Advertised Summary Job Description: We are seeking a Technician Assistant to join a team of researchers working on one or more human research studies in the Behavioral Medicine Program in the Department of Psychiatry. Current studies include: effects of a cocoa flavanols nutritional supplement on cognitive function (clinical trial); and psychophysiological studies of autonomic regulation of cardiovascular and immune system function (multidisciplinary, observational, epidemiological studies).
Duties will include study participant recruitment via telephone screening; instructing participants and guiding them through intervention and study protocols to promote and measure supplement adherence. The Programmer also will liaise with and schedule participants for sessions to collect outcomes data measured by collaborating research teams (MRI brain scan and neuropsychological tests). Training will be provided for these specialized tasks. Will be supervised by study investigators. Also responsible for maintaining laboratory supplies and equipment; collecting, storing and inventorying data collected during the studies. Other duties and projects may also be assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent or at least one and one-half years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Experience with programming and machine learning.
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_167387
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