New York State Psychiatry Institute
  • 14-Oct-2020 to 28-Oct-2020 (EST)
  • PI- Substance Use Disorders
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $41,464
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits package based on percentage of full-time effort

The NYS Psychiatric Institute is seeking a self-motivated, hard-working, detail-oriented individual for full-time employment as a Research Assistant in Columbia University's Department of Psychiatry's Division on Substance Use Disorders.  This individual will work at the Division's STARS facility (Substance Treatment and Research Service) located at 3 Columbus Circle under the supervision of Dr. Frances R. Levin, M.D. as an employee of the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH).  This individual must possess excellent organizational skills, exercise good judgment and the ability to work without continuous supervision in a research setting with ongoing clinical trials.


Duties & Responsibilities:

This Research Assistant will be involved in several clinical trials that evaluate the effectiveness of medications for treating drug dependence.  The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 1) subject recruitment, 2) conducting telephone screening interviews, 3) implementing research studies described in the funded grants as approved by the IRB, 4) maintaining case reports forms, 5) data maintenance/entry, helping with data analysis and graphics, 6) maintaining study supplies and equipment, 7) scheduling participant appointments, 8) administering selected study instruments and coordinate self-report instruments, 9) drawing blood (will be trained if not already a certified phlebotomist), perform urine drug screens, vital signs and EKGs, 10) handling IRB and NIH correspondence and 11) assisting with grant and manuscript preparation 12) assisting with hospital admissions and discharges 13) running of patients on the in-patient unit.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree or master's degree with emphasis on behavioral sciences preferred, or training and experience to compensate.
  • Training: Some experience in behavioral science and/or human subjects research strongly preferred.
  • Certification: Must be certified in phlebotomy or willing to obtain certification before drawing any blood samples.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be well-organized and have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible work schedule and the ability to travel between research sites.
  • Must be meticulous in carrying out research protocols and enjoy working with human subjects.
  • Must be familiar with various software programs (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SPSS).


To Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter on our website at: Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.


The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

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