Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The position is for a Research Assistant (RA) on a grant examining the brief interventions for substance use adolescents in the juvenile justice system. The RAâ™s responsibilities include subject screening, recruitment and data collection via the administration of in-person clinical assessments and procedures. Responsibilities also include completing literature reviews, contributing to on-going research reports and presentations, and other research tasks assigned by study personnel. The RA is expected to work with adult and adolescent participants, as well as with all study personnel and court professionals as needed to advance the scientific aims and project related goals of the study.
Job Qualifications and Competencies
BS or BA in Psychology or closely related field and 1-2 yearsâ™ research experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Previous experience with human subject research is preferred.
Knowledge of experimental research methodology and knowledge of clinical research procedures is preferred.
RAs should be experienced with computer applications, included word processing and excel.
Previous experience with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS) and database management is preferred.
Previous experience with and/or psychophysiological assessment is a plus.
Fluency in Spanish is preferred.
This position requires excellent time management and multi-tasking skills. RAs must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organizational, computer, and communication (verbal and written) skills as well as good attention to detail, flexibility and ability to work well with team members.
This position entails joining an active research team and sharing a strong commitment to accomplishing the goals of the juvenile justice research program with the highest degree of quality and integrity. This position represents a critical element of our ongoing research. The RA selected for this position will be provided with a significant amount of high quality training in substance use assessment and juvenile justice settings, as well as gain a great deal of experience working directly with a high risk adolescent population. These skills will be invaluable to any candidate who wishes to pursue a career and/or advanced study in a mental health related field. Because of the nature of the position, the RA will be trusted with a great deal of responsibility for facilitating the ongoing research in accordance with established scientific protocol. This position requires a skilled individual to recruit and interview a sometimes challenging population of teens and parents and requires clinical, interpersonal, and communication skill to deal with sensitive topics. Flexibility, conscientiousness, and commitment to the programs goals and objectives are essential.
RAs are expected to attend regular supervision meetings with the PI and study personnel. Due to the nature of the study, flexibility in scheduling is also required (e.g., willingness to occasionally week nights and weekends as well as do home visits to accommodate participants for completion of follow-up interviews) and the RA must provide his/her own transportation between research sites.
Criminal Background check required
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Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
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Internal Number: REQ155043
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