Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Department of Geriatric Psychiatry is seeking a highly motivated, responsible and detail oriented Research Technician Associate to assist Drs. Lauren Gerlach & Helen Kales, and their study team on two federally funded research projects. Key projects will focus on caregivers of veterans living with dementia and use of psychiatric medications among older adults receiving end-of-life care.
With guidance from the principle investigators and senior research personnel, the research technician associate will handle organizational and administrative details of assigned projects, including but not limited to the recruitment, screening, and scheduling of potential research subjects and conducting in-home study visits. The associate will also assist the senior project manager with facilitating focus group visits. Additional responsibilities include assisting with the preparation of IRB applications, progress reports and other summary materials; perform literature searches and copy articles, data entry and verification, coding of resulting qualitative data, preparing assessment materials, following all research protocols and other duties as assigned. The candidate will administer standardized assessments, demonstrating the ability to establish rapport with these participants. The candidate must be comfortable working with tablets/handheld devices and assisting others with their use.
The preferred candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience. Academic knowledge of a health science discipline such as public health, psychology, social work or related behavioral sciences. Previous clinical or research experience in a health science field is strongly desired. The preferred candidate should also have excellent organizational skills with keen attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint) and willingness to learn and develop additional computer skills related to data management and preparation of data for analysis are required. Flexibility in schedule and reliable transportation is also required, with the availability for occasional evening hours.
The position will require flexibility in order to meet project deadlines and goals; therefore, a strong ability to problem solve is highly desired. Experience transcribing/coding qualitative data is preferred but not required. Previous clinical or research experience with geriatric populations and/or in a human science field is desired, but not required.
The work schedule for this position consists of regular business hours, with flexibility required for some evening hours.
This will be a 6 month, term-limited appointment with the possibility of extension. The research technician associate will need a current driver’s license and will preferably have a car as driving will be involved in recruitment, screening, and conducting interviews (mileage will be reimbursed).
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