Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Department of Mental Health is seeking a Research Assistant to work under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator and Faculty Research Associate. The Research Assistant will primarily assist in the day-to-day logistical and operational tasks for multiple research studies in the Department of Mental Health in the School of Public Health, Center on Aging and Health and the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine. This person will be responsible for re-recruiting former research participants from a community-based intervention study in older adults at increased risk for physical and cognitive impairment.
The Research Assistant will work with lead investigators to identify, arrange and conduct re-recruitment activities, and maintain the study tracking database. Will prepare study materials and conduct phone evaluations. Will work with investigators to conduct quality control queries, assist with developing reports, coding variables within REDCap and generate descriptive statistical reports. This person will also be involved in a video intervention study in patients with past traumatic brain injury (TBI). Will work with study faculty and Psychiatry staff to recruit, enroll, schedule and conduct pre- intervention and post- intervention neuropsychological evaluations and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) among enrolled patients. Will assist with weekly administration of an immersive video game intervention.
Please visit Dr. Carlson’s lab website for more information about her ongoing research. https://www.carlsonlab.org
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintain a good working knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements.
Re-recruit former research participants from a community-based intervention study.
Identify, arrange and conduct re-recruitment activities, participate in retention activities, and be responsible for maintaining the study tracking database.
Prepare study materials and conduct phone evaluations.
Work with study investigators to conduct quality control queries, assist with developing reports, create variable definition sheets within REDCap, and generate descriptive statistical reports.
Interact with clinicians and study personnel to access the patients with TBI.
Recruit research participants and verify eligibility for the TBI study.
Schedule baseline and follow-up visits.
Conduct neurocognitive and questionnaire evaluations in person and over the phone.
Run neuroimaging sessions with participants.
Administer an immersive video game intervention.
Enter paper data and transfer electronic data into a computer database.
Maintain paper and computerized research files.
Meet regularly with Faculty Research Associate to review data accuracy, shift reports and overall study progress.
Generate and summarize data into reports to share with study investigators.
Participate in weekly research group meetings, schedule meetings, create agendas and complete minutes.
Prepare mandatory reports and documents/protocols.
Prepare for and participate in audits and monitoring of studies.
Assist in preparation of IRB protocols and related documents.
Conduct literature searches to support the Principal Investigator.
This description is a general statement of required duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis; the research assistant will perform other related duties as assigned.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated organizational skills related to time management, decision making and attention to detail
Must be a team player with the ability to work independently
Strong communication skills in interpersonal (both verbal and written) and administrative organization
Enthusiasm for working with patient populations and older adults
Bachelor's degree in related discipline. Some related experience.
JHU Equivalency: Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with statistical analyses and analytical software (e.g., STATA, SPSS). Experience with performing behavioral assessments.
Classified Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Public Health, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Mental Health Research Projects Personnel Area: School of Public Health
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