Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine seeks a Research Area Specialist Intermediate to work in close collaboration with principal investigators (PI) and research staff. The Research Area Specialist Intermediate may work on a variety of projects at the discretion of the PI based on current project needs. This position will assist in designing and carrying out research in a variety of areas, including, but not limited to, falls and balance, telehealth/tele-rehab, diabetes, postural control, and exercise intervention programs.
Recruiting, screening and consenting of potential research subjects, both in person and on the phone
Completing tele-health and tele-rehab protocols over the phone with subject too distant or ill to travel
Completing study-based functional assessments
Implementing intervention, testing and training protocols as needed
Entering research data and managing databases
Maintaining accurate and detailed databases
Overseeing IRB applications, renewals, amendments and adverse events
Coordinating of research activities, both with on-site PI/research staff as well as off-site
Maintain confidentiality and protect the privacy of others.
Organize and coordinate multiple tasks with close attention to detail.
Act in accordance with all relevant human subject regulations, identify potential protocol problems and, in collaboration with the PI, work to resolve those problems.
Understanding of basic research procedures, with demonstrated experience in data collection methods and research design.
Experience with statistical analysis software, such as Stata, would be beneficial.
A bachelor’s degree is required and 4-5 years' experience in a related field.
A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably with a health science or public health focus.
Experience in developing and executing research or evaluation programs
Experience working with a Geriatric population
Superb interpersonal skills – comfortable speaking with healthcare providers and patients
Ability to handle complex projects while managing competing deadlines
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with multiple team members
Experience with or exposure to the IRB process.
Excellent skills in Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) are expected
Professional experience in working with vulnerable populations and/or sensitive health issues is strongly desired.
Experience in balance, falls, motor and postural control is a plus
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Internal Number: 169605
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