Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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We are currently seeking a full-time, entry level research assistant to assist the study team in the conduct of clinical research activities in the Sleep and Circadian Rhythms Research Laboratory within the Department of Psychiatry.
The research assistant will be recruiting, scheduling participants, coordinating study visits, and managing databases for research studies. Specific duties include: telephone screening of potential subjects, scheduling subjects for appointments and coordinating research clinician schedules. Assisting study coordinators with ordering materials; tracking research related supplies, detailed record-keeping, data entry and verification, filing, processing of biological materials, and other duties as assigned. Travel to participants’ homes (up to 1 hour away) to drop off and collect study supplies (mileage reimbursement provided). Coordinate study visits and follow-up of study participants with some oversight of day-to-day operation of project. Collect data and enter into appropriate systems for future analysis.
The preferred candidate will have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience. They will also have academic knowledge of a health science discipline, such as public health, psychology, social work or related behavioral sciences. Excellent organizational skills with keen attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and willingness to learn and develop additional computer skills related to data management and preparation of data for analysis. Demonstrate multi-tasking skills and the ability to organize workload are essential. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Candidates must also have reliable transportation as the position will require travel to and from participants’ homes (up to 1 hour away).
Previous clinical or research experience in a human science field is desired, but not required.
Mostly day shift with the possibility of some evenings and weekends.
This will be a 1 year, term-limited appointment with the possibility of extension.
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