Full Job Description
Seeking a full-time Research Scientist in the Columbia Department of Psychiatry who is interested in coordinating a clinical research team, managing complex databases, and participating in data analysis and manuscript preparation. The RS will be joining a team studying Lyme disease (diagnosis, biomarkers, treatment) and other disorders that fall on the interface between medicine - neurology - psychiatry. Treatments range from psychological to biological. The RS will be part of the Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center at the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry under the supervision of the Center Director Dr. Brian Fallon.
The applicant will be expected to have experience in the conduct, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of clinical scientific research to facilitate his/her research updates to the Center Director. The applicant is also expected to have clinical experience with medically or psychiatrically ill patients. The Center Director will direct and supervise the Research Scientist's work. The individual will be expected to participate in bringing research results to publication.
Responsibilities include (but not limited to) supervising junior staff, research protocol development, IRB and FDA communications, data sharing and material transfer agreements, grant preparation, and ensuring research goals and targets are met across a range of projects. Experience with managing large and complex datasets across different platforms such as REDCap, excel, SPSS, or R, and preparing data for analysis (merging and cleaning datasets) is highly desirable. Skill in data analysis is required. Administrative responsibilities including ordering of study materials, scheduling meetings internally and with external collaborators, and ensuring institutional research guidelines are met.
Minimum requirements: PhD in psychology, biostatistics or public health or a Master's degree in Public health or biostatistics with 2 years of relevant experience.
Strong time management and organizational skills, commitment to excellence in research and attention to detail and data integrity, and the ability to multi-task are essential to the role. Prior clinical experience and prior authorship on peer-reviewed publications are helpful but not mandatory.
This position is ideal for an individual with academic ambitions and a commitment to public health and mental health. The individual should be flexible and work well in a team. To learn more about our Center, go to www.columbia-lyme.org.
To apply: Submit an application with cover letter and resume through our website https://nyspi.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Only applications submitted through the RFMH website will be accepted.
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.