Research Associate

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


The Division of Social Medicine and Professionalism within the Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics is searching for a Research Associate for a variety of projects. The Research Associate will provide program support to the Division Director. This includes managing a Columbia College senior seminar entitled Medicine and Western Civilization. The Research Associate will be responsible for: 

-Researching the impact of medical professionalism; 

-Researching issues in professionalism and social medicine; 

-Research assistance to the Division Director as needed; 

-Supporting a program that promotes advocacy among physicians; 

-Financial administration including but not limited to processing expenses, travel and business reimbursements, and minor Division expenses. Other duties as assigned/required.  

Highly organized and attentive to details; 

Ability to work independently and meet deadlines; 

Significant experience in research involving healthcare, medicine and policy;

Skilled writer able to formulate cogent arguments; 

Excellent computer skills; 

Familiarity in health policy, advocacy, and history and sociology of medicine;

Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary academic setting; 

Strong organizational, interpersonal, analytical, and research/writing skills; 

Applicants must submit a cover letter and writing sample for your application to be considered complete.  

Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample ( for your application to be considered complete. 

Bachelor's Degree preferably in the social sciences or health sciences or equivalent education or experience plus two years of relevant experience. 

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran. 

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents. 

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample. All applications should be submitted through the following link: