Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in psychology biology, neuroscience or related field.
Experience working on a research study. Experience with patients.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Research Support Specialist (RSS) will participate in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goal of the study is to understand the relationship between circadian rhythm and mood. The study involves day, night and weekend hours and multiple candidates are needed to cover all shifts. The RSS will work with human research participants including controls and participants with major depressive disorder.
The RSS will be part of a study team dedicated to improving the lives of those with mental illness. The RSS will collaborate with clinicians, image analysts and researchers in the Center for Understanding Biology using Imaging Technology (CUBIT). Within CUBIT, multiple brain imaging studies, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), within NIH, and other funding agencies, are performed in order to better understand, diagnose and treat psychiatric illnesses like major depressive disorder.
The CUBIT environment is cutting-edge, collaborative and educational. The role of the RSS is critical in ensuring a calm and pleasant experience for all participants. As such, the RSS is a critical part of the study team. Following their CUBIT experience and training, those in the RSS position have high success rates in acceptance to doctoral programs, nursing and medical school.
Monitoring the research participant and ensuring their comfort.
Preparing for the research study including discussing study protocol.
Ensuring that supplies are present and available for the research study.
Acquiring saliva samples once an hour using aseptic techniques.
Documenting research encounters.
Communicating with the Institutional Revenue Board (IRB) and the study team.
Other duties as assigned.
The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Evening and weekend work will be required at times.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Psychiatry & Behavioral Health-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule : Per Diem Shift : Variable Shift Hours : Hours will vary
Posting Start Date: Apr 12, 2021
Posting End Date: May 18, 2021, 3:59:00 AM
Salary Grade: N11
Appointment Type: Regular
Internal Number: 2003382
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FROM ITS BEGINNINGS A HALF-CENTURY AGO, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN CHARACTERIZED by innovation, energy and progress, transforming the lives of people who earn degrees, work and make groundbreaking discoveries here. A dramatic trajectory of growth has turned what was once a small teacher preparation college into an internationally recognized research institution that is changing the world.