Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Psychiatry. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The purpose of this position is to have a research assistant as part of a large-scale project to study health, behavior and brain structure and function in children and adolescents. The person will: 1) have responsibility for testing and scanning participants using task-based functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and behavioral/cognitive/computerized testing; 2) help with preprocessing and quality control of imaging and behavioral data; and 3) work with a team of other research assistants to assess a large sample of individuals with task and resting state fMRI and behavioral data as part of the project.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Interviews study participants about psychiatric symptoms and tests children and adolescents enrolled in study per protocol, using functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging and behavioral/ cognitive/ computerized testing.
Processes urine drug samples, saliva and alcohol breathalyzer testing in accordance with study guidelines.
Learns to do blood draws.
Maintains proper documentation and record keeping.
Refers patients to resources available in community and social services.
Evaluates research results, reporting findings and discussing project outcomes with staff involved. Responsible for problem solving issues that arise in MRI scanning and to participate in trouble shooting and developing alternative approaches.
Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
Prepares information packets for patients enrolled in study.
Bachelor’s degree or four years of relevant experience.
Bachelors in psychology, social work or related field.
Responsibility, attention to detail, and experience in research.
The hiring range for this position is $15.85 - $19.43 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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