The University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry has an opening for a Research Assistant to work on a project providing integrated mental health, substance abuse and HIV/HCV testing and medical care services for African American women at high risk for HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis seeking psychiatric care within a methadone assisted treatment clinic. The main duty of the Research Assistant (RA) is to collect data by conducting research interviews with project participants. This includes screening and recruiting subjects for research studies. The RA will collect baseline and follow-up data from subjects including verification of eligibility; obtaining consent and enrollment; assuring accurate demographic information for follow-up.
This Exempt, Contingent position offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
This position will include travel within the state of Maryland.
Conduct informed consent procedures
Conduct study assessments to include diagnostic assessment, structured interviews, and questionnaires
Perform administrative duties such as: providing training and guidance to interviewers, assisting in developing and submitting grants, papers, abstracts, manuscripts and presenting studies, developing protocol manuals and data collection instruments; participating in field visits, responding to requests and questions from individuals, institutions, government agencies, and funding agencies, and participating in the design of research studies.
Work with a research team to coordinate study activities
Coordinate study recruitment; monitor interviewers and procures; establish and maintain database files and report on progress of programs, studies, and/or projects.
Other duties as assigned
Education: Bachelors in Psychology, Sociology, Psychology, Nursing or field of study related to the research of the clinic. Master's Degree preferred. Experience: Some previous research experience working with adults suffering from SMI (Severe Mental Illness- ex.Schizophrenia) program preferred.
Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to understand both verbal and written communications.
Ability to network with, and provide information to key groups and individuals.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Ability to use technology associated with smartphones and web based interventions
The Hiring Range for this position is in the low $40,000s, commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3302C
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Psychiatry
Job Posting: Dec 3, 2019
Unposting Date: Dec 18, 2019, 4:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 131721
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