Job Title: Technician Interviewer
PVN ID: QC-2304-005560
Category: Research

Job Description

General Description

The Barry Commoner Center at Queens College is searching for a technician interviewer to work on the World Trade Center Heart Study at the Barry Commoner Center (office and remote/hybrid). She/he will assist the project coordinator with the active annual follow-up consisting of:

Technician Interviewer Responsibilities:

Contact and invite all the current WTCH participants to re-consent with them by email, mail, and phone using the Consent Form.

  • Enter sensitive and confidential medical data, using FileMaker Pro database
  • Perform interviews by phone for all subjects with suspected CV events, including positive report of cardiac symptoms, myocardial infarction, neurological symptoms, and/or stroke and assess incident cardiac and incident neurologic events
  • Request the medical chart for abnormalities pertaining to the study after obtaining written informed consent (HIPPA form) and obtain all positive interviews, all necessary physician, hospital, or death documents as recorded

Please note: Position’s starting salary is $40K/year and may be subject to an increase to $47K after three months based on satisfactory job performance.   

Other Duties

  • Liaise between hospitals and participants for medical records, including conducting discussions with physicians and nurses
  • Generate reports on request for Principal Investigator and summarize findings
  • Maintain study records custody
  • Participate in meetings and training for databases
  • Print and send the annual WTC-Heart Newsletter/ flyers


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in science, biology or related, with at least 1 year of relevant work experience in health research studies (observational or clinic)
  • Recommendation from a previous employer
  • Responsible, punctual, and proactive
  • Excel knowledge





About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

Barry Commoner Center
Full Time
Annual Salary Range
$40,000.00 - $41,000.00
Closing Date
Jun 11, 2023 (Or Until Filled)
Bargaining Unit