Bronx Prevention Center - Community Outreach Assistant

  • Added Date: Thursday, 14 January 2021
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 22 February 2021

Position Summary

The Bronx Prevention Center, part of ICAP at Columbia University, is a Clinical Research Site (CRS) within the NIH-funded AIDS Clinical Trials Unit at Columbia University. Located in a clinical office on East 158th Street in the Bronx, the site has over 18 years of experience conducting phase 1 and 2 and observational HIV prevention clinical trials.

Under the direct supervision of the Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Coordinator, the Community Outreach Assistant will assist with recruiting prospective participants for the study and assist with study participant follow and retention per study protocols and study-specific procedures (HIV, substance [opioid] misuse, study protocols).

The position is contingent upon availability of grant funding.


Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • At least 1 years of related experience
  • Experience working in the Public Health field with a focus on recruitment for public health research protocols
  • Familiarity with internet, social media and phone apps
  • Experience with recruitment among illicit drug using populations
  • Experience working in an ethnically, culturally and racially diverse environment
  • Demonstrated experience organizing and managing disparate work flows to meet schedules and requirements
  • Excellent oral, written, organizational and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelorโ€™s degree preferred or equivalent experience and/or training
  • Knowledge of New York City communities
  • Spanish language skills

Other Requirements

  • This position would require frequent travel to various locations in the Bronx and NYC and events for recruitment purposes. Candidates need to be flexible to frequent travel on weekdays, weekends, and nights.
  • Occasional domestic travel to research training and meetings (1-2 times per year, approximately 3 days each)

This vacancy is archived.

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