Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The University of Washington READi Lab (Research on Early Autism Detection and Intervention), directed by Dr. Wendy Stone, has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Study Assistant beginning on September 1, 2019.
Under the supervision of Dr. Stone, the Research Study Assistant will work on a community-based study that aims to improve earlier access to specialized intervention for toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from Hispanic and low-income families. Through this project, early intervention providers will receive training on ASD-specialized intervention, and parent reports of their well-being, experiences with the healthcare system, and their toddler’s behaviors will be collected. The Research Study Assistant will work in a team environment that includes Dr. Stone, a research scientist, graduate students, other research study assistants, and undergraduate research study assistants. Interested applicants may email email@example.com with inquiries.
Conduct behavioral assessments with toddlers
Conduct phone screenings with parents to determine study eligibility
Prepare recruitment materials and conduct recruitment activities
Conduct informed consent process with parents
Assist with community outreach and engagement to promote study
Monitor and execute scheduled survey data collection for community providers and families
Schedule, coordinate, record, and distribute minutes for internal meetings with UW research collaborators
Schedule and coordinate training workshops for community providers
Schedule and coordinate focus groups for community providers and families
Prepare materials for meetings and workshops
Assist with development and maintenance of REDCap databases
Complete data entry and provide summary reports and regular updates
Provide technical assistance to community providers regarding their use of a web-based screening tool
Assist with preparation and revision of study materials for the Institutional Review Board
Oversee training of undergraduate assistants and volunteers on study protocols
Assist with the development and design of materials for training workshops and outreach activities
OTHER SPECIFIC DUTIES:
Monitor supplies and make orders as needed for data collection and training workshops
Issue and track participant payment for completion of surveys
Attend training workshops for community providers and assist with the set-up and flow of the training
Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of appropriate experience in a behavioral lab OR equivalent education/experience.
Experience working directly with toddlers and/or young children
Experience working with young children with autism and their families
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and timelines
Ability to work with colleagues in a way that enhances collaboration and team building
Valid Driver's license
Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related academic area
ADDITIONAL DESIRED SKILLS:
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook
Experience managing/editing websites
Experience working with service providers in community settings
Proficiency in SPSS
Valid driver’s license
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