Research Assistant HSS Yale University for Psychiatry S A T U United States

Position Focus:

Clinical research with alcohol and substance use disorders and also with community controls with chronic stress, pain and also weight problems. The position responsibilities includes recruitment, advertising and all duties involved in enrolling and consenting as well as completing clinical and research data collection using web-based tools such as REDCAP and mobile health technologies. It also requires conducting longitudinal follow ups, tracking patients and research subjects and taking initiative in monitoring patients in clinical trial studies for longitudinal clinical assessments of treatment and weight and drug use outcomes. Finally, tracking biomarkers and blood samples, drawing blood and organizing samples as well as shipping or processing is required.

Essential Duties

1. Researches and collects data through site or home visit intakes; library research; structured interviews; or through other means for research projects
2. Interprets, synthesizes, and analyzes data using scientific or statistical techniques. Modifies and plans research experiments, procedures, tests, or survey instruments. Assists in research design.
3. Writes and edits material for publication and presentation. Reports on status of research activities. Oversees and instructs research and support staff on technical procedures, equipment operation, and laboratory maintenance.
4. Schedules and coordinates research activities. Identifies and recruits study participants. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies.
5. May assist in preparing financial information and monitoring budgets. 6. Performs additional functions incidental to research activities.

Required Education and Experience

Two years of related work experience in the same job family and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Excellent organizational & communication skills.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Proficiency in REDCAP and Mobile health technologies.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Great attention to detail required for data collection and entry.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Preferred experience with patient research and community based research. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s degree in Counseling or Psychology or related field strongly preferred; but no license or certification required.

Weekend Hours Required?Occasional
Evening Hours Required?

Occasional

Drug ScreenNo
Health Screening

No

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

NoteYale University is a tobacco-free campus


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