Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The University of Iowa School of Social Work/National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice is seeking a full-time Research Assistant to provide research assistance on a variety of projects conducted by the Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation. Responsibilities include assisting department members with various project activities as needed, including conducting interviews, entering and checking data, programming data collection instruments, developing protocols, assisting in developing and reviewing reports, and assisting in developing new projects. Position requires travel throughout Iowa.
This is a specified 2 year term position.
This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.
Key duties include:
* Perform research and evaluation activities in substance use disorders and related human service systems, based upon protocols developed by other research staff. * Read and review grant materials and articles as requested. * As individual skills develop, analyze literature to develop hypotheses for discussion with other researchers or principal investigator * Read and understand protocols. * Arrange and plan daily activities to prepare for research and evaluation protocols. * Perform procedures assuring fidelity to protocols. * Recruit, consent and enroll evaluation subjects; conduct telephone and in-person interviews with consumers of behavioral health and related human services; perform varied research tasks. * Collect, record, and enter data, as directed by the Principal Investigator. * Track progress of research activities. * Adhere to Quality Assurance protocols to maintain validity and integrity of research and evaluation data. Maintain confidentiality of research and evaluation data. * As individual skills develop: troubleshoot, analyze and propose modifications to protocols; perform complex techniques per protocol; test and evaluate current procedures; develop and implement procedures for monitoring data integrity; may participate in project-related meetings. * Collect and track data, perform data entry for reports and maintain records of methods used. * Check and correct data entry errors as needed. * Program software packages for data collection using Qualtrics, RedCAP, and others as applicable. * Download and merge data files, create and run syntax statements. * Prepare materials for reports. Check data in report tables against data output and correct as needed. * As skills develop, analyze data. * Assist in the preparation of reports to funders. * May contribute to manuscripts, as applicable. * May present results/findings at team and departmental meetings. * Assist with IRB submissions, if applicable. * Track various indicators of project progress and summarize in reports to the research team. * As skills develop, may train, provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling of students and newer employees.
Demonstrated experience in conducting in-person and telephone interviews with consumers of behavioral health/substance use treatment services.
Experience using word processing, Excel, MS Office, and demonstrated ability to learn new software applications as needed.
Demonstrated ability to enter, organize, manipulate and analyze data using a statistical application.
Demonstrated ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality regarding protected information
Experience with electronic survey systems such as Qualtrics, RedCap, or others.
Flexible schedule; available to work day, evening, and weekend hours as needed.
Must have a valid driver's license and the ability to meet University of Iowa Fleet Services standards.
Familiarity with substance use disorder services/programs in Iowa
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 20001059_1578610015
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