Columbia University Technician Assistant in New York, New York

Position Information

Job Title

Technician Assistant

Job Code Title


Job Requisition Number



7555- SUR Surgery


Medical Center

Job Type

Support Staff Full-Time Regular

Bargaining Unit

1199 / SSA Area

If temporary, indicate duration

Hours Per Week


Job Family

Research Support (Laboratory and Non-Laboratory)

Salary Grade

Technical 2-072

Salary Range

Advertised Summary Job Description

The Technician Assistant will report to the Director of Clinical Trials in the Department of Surgery. The Technician Assistant will be responsible for database entry, coordinating the day-to-day activities of research projects, and scheduling and conducting pre-operative information sessions with cardiac patients. S/he may also be responsible for collecting, processing and shipping lab/pathology specimens. Will maintain and organize research charts and help to prepare for monitoring visits, and other duties as assigned. Will work closely with the Department of Surgery Research Team, office staff and clinicians.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

High School graduate or equivalency certificate. Technical training or equivalency and some related laboratory experience, usually six months.

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

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills are essential.

Special Instructions

Preferred Qualifications

Essential Functions

Additional Essential Functions (Limit to 3950 characters.)

Special Indications

This position works with:

Bloodborne pathogens

Contact with patients and/or research subjects

HIPAA Compliance training required


Participation in Medical Surveillance required


What type of posting? Is this a waiver request?

Standard Posting

Requisition Open Date


Requisition Close Date

Open Until Filled

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