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Columbia University Technician B - Infectious Diseases (Community Engagement) in New York, New York

  • Requisition no: 508748

  • Work Type: Full Time

  • Location: Campus|Medical Center

  • School/Department: null

  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)

  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union

  • Bargaining Unit: SSA

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • End Date if Temporary: n/a

  • Hours Per Week: 35

  • Salary Range: $888.97 per week

Position Summary

We work closely with diverse communities, especially those who are the most affected by COVID-19 and HIV. The incumbent should feel comfortable and have some level of cultural competence working with communities that include but are not limited to, Black, Latinx, and Indigenous Americans, Transgender individuals, Gender non-conforming people, Men who have sex with men. Please feel free to visit our website at to learn more.


  • Assist in the planning and conducting of outreach and recruitment activities including with people in diverse NYC venues such as community centers, health fairs, senior centers, HIV & COVID‐19 testing sites, NYC colleges and universities and at community based organizations.

  • Assist with educating and engaging participants in settings like social media platforms, mobile units, outpatient clinics and other clinical and non‐clinical settings.

  • Conduct pre-screening of potential participants over the phone and by administering online questionnaires.

  • Schedule appointments and make reminder phone calls to support retention activities at the clinical research site.

  • Work closely with the team to help collect data to assess successes and challenges.

  • Work flexible hours including evenings and weekends

  • Perform additional related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or physics or related science or equivalent in education, training and experience

  • Related experience in the field of health, customer service, health education, counseling or outreach

  • LGBTQ cultural competence and interest in COVID‐19 science

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

  • Proficiency in computer applications

  • Outgoing and self-motivated

Preferred Qualifications

  • Culturally-competent to work with diverse communites, LGBTQ, college and university students and marginalized communities

  • Knowledge of COVID-19 and HIV science

  • Previous experience in research studies

  • Spanish language skills

Other Requirements

  • The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a drug screening test prior to a final offer of employment being made

  • Participation in the medical surveillance program

  • Contact with patients and/or human research subjects

  • Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure

  • Successful completion of applicable compliance and system training requirements

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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