Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) seeks to hire one ABCD Research Assistant (8352P1: Research Professional1) responsible for executing all tasks associated with the ABCD (Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development) protocol which include neuroimaging, neurocognitive assessments and clinical interview or self-report measures designed to assess eligibility criteria, psychopathology, medical health, social relationships, personality, and substance use. Research Assistants will review data to assure quality and transfer data to ABCD Informatics Center. They will work closely with the ABCD research participants assessing complex psychological traits—a bachelor degree in a psychology or related field is required as well as a flexible work schedule (evenings and weekends). Research experience, knowledge of DSM, excellent verbal communication, attention to detail, problem-solving skills and ability to work independently are preferred.
Major Responsibilities (60%) Interviews research participants:
ABCD Research Assistant is familiar with the entire ABCD Study protocol;
Photographs twin participants to assess zygosity using visual comparison;
Conducts in-person and/or phone clinical interviews and self-report surveys;
Conducts neurocognitive assessments;
Understands emergency procedures.
(15%) Acts as a research representative of the ABCD Study:
ABCD Research Assistant greets study participants;
Describes study procedures thoroughly;
Answers participant questions;
Obtains informed consent;
De-briefs participants at the end of the visit;
Maintains required assessment documentation.
(10%) Assists with neuroimaging protocol:
Runs participants through mock MRI scanner;
Acts as second-chair during neuroimaging protocol alongside a trained operator;
Executes E-Prime tasks.
(10%) Schedules research participants:
ABCD Research Assistant schedules participants for on-site visits and phone-interviews;
Utilizes Google, REDCap, and CMRR calendars for scheduling;
Reminds participants of their upcoming appointments.
(5%) Carries out independent tasks:
Reviews and codes/scores interviews post-interview to assure completeness, readiness for data entry and ABCD Informatics/Coordinating Center review;
Contacts research participants and participants’ teachers and schools;
Participates in meetings and teleconference calls;
Assists with miscellaneous data management projects.
Bachelor's degree in psychology, or an equivalent combination of psychology related education and/or research experience totaling at least four (4) years; applies knowledge and skill to a recurring task or activity with emphasis typically on precision and timeliness of execution.
Required to work evenings and weekends with ability to accommodate a flexible work schedule.
Prior research experience interviewing research participants, conducting structured clinical interviews, and neuropsychological testing
Detail-oriented, ability to work independently and excellent verbal communication skills
Knowledge of DSM
Internal Number: 334960
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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