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Research Data Associate

Company: NYU Langone Health
Location: New York
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Job Description:

NYU Grossman School of Medicine is one of the nation's top-ranked medical schools. For 175 years, NYU Grossman School of Medicine has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history and enrich the lives of countless people. An integral part of NYU Langone Health, the Grossman School of Medicine at its core is committed to improving the human condition through medical education, scientific research, and direct patient care. For more information, go to, and interact with us on LinkedInGlassdoorIndeed, FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Position Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Data Associate. 
Dr. Joseph Palamar is seeking 2 hourly recruiters for his epidemiology study examining self-reported use of new psychoactive drugs among nightclub and dance festival attendees. The study is funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

The ideal candidates are committed, highly motivated individuals who can work effectively, independently, and in small teams. A bachelors degree is preferred, but not required. Students enrolled at NYU are encouraged to apply. The recruiters will survey individuals about to enter nightclubs and electronic dance music (EDM) dance festivals typically late at night. They will also try to obtain voluntary hair samples from a subset of participants who take the survey. Familiarity with EDM and experience in the scene is a plus. Outgoing individuals who are comfortable approaching and speaking to people they have never met strongly preferred. Recruiters will work in small groups along with a supervisor to ensure safety.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Approach individuals about to enter nightclubs and dance festivals and briefly determine eligibility and interest in participation in the study
  • Oversee administration of the 10-minute electronic survey (conducted via tablet) and pay participants
  • Track the number of individuals entering each randomly selected party
  • If the participant volunteers to provide a small hair sample (to be analyzed at a later date), assist in the collection, labeling and tracking of the sample
  • Track recruitment, data collection progress, and participant payments using spreadsheets (e.g., Excel)
  • Attend short periodic team meetings to discuss progress

Minimum Qualifications:

  • To qualify you must have a Associate's degree plus one year related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Computer literate with good interpersonal, writing and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in science, public health, health education or a related field.
  • Previous work experience in an office or research lab environment preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent English and oral communication skills. Interest in the epidemiology of drug use.
  • Familiarity with EDM nightclub, rave and dance festival scenes strongly preferred.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.

If you wish to view NYU Grossman School of Medicine's EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal "EEO is the law" poster or visit for more information. To view the Pay Transparency Notice, please click here.

Keywords: NYU Langone Health, New York , Research Data Associate, Other , New York, New York

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