Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Research Assistant (RA) activities include collection, organization, scoring, and entering of data collected from research participants, with a particular (but not exclusive) focus on clinical trials of novel pharmacotherapies for adolescents and adults with problematic alcohol and other substance use. In addition, RA activities can include completing library research. The RA is expected to work with individuals participating in addictions-related research to be assessed during laboratory research protocols and in real-world settings using experience sampling methods, as well as with significant others (e.g., spouses, partners, parents, or close friends) of research participants.
Education: BA or BS in psychology or related field with at least 1-year experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
Previous research experience through academic training or previous work experience required.
Experience working in a clinical setting or with a clinical population preferred (i.e., psychiatric hospital, emergency department, youth, etc.).
Experience working on a clinical trial is strongly preferred
Coursework in research design and experience with research is preferred
Experience in programming online surveys (e.g., Qualtrics software) is preferred
Experience managing databases is preferred
Coursework in addiction, substance abuse and/or psychopharmacology is preferred
Clinical experience in screening potential research participants preferred
Experience with phlebotomy (i.e., collecting blood samples) or willingness to complete phlebotomy training is preferred (but not required)
Must be able to both work independently and work effectively in a team
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required
Must be flexible with time to facilitate recruitment and maximize retaining of study participants
Ability to be flexible and willingness to adapt to and meet changing priorities.
Flexibility in work schedule is required, including some evening and possibly weekend hours
The RA must provide his or her own transportation to research sites.
Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community
This full-time fixed-term position has an end-date of 7/30/21 and may be extended based on the availability of grant funding.
Background and Education Check Required
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Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies
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Internal Number: REQ168082
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