Research Associate 2, HSS
This federally funded grant is an implementation science project studying system change in accessing opioid and HIV treatment. The study takes place across five states; Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, West Virginia, and Kentucky. The Research Associate 2 position will manage communication with the project leaders in each state, will coordinate the change projects and research, and will manage the five states’ subawards and the consultant agreements with two consultants working on the project.
The position is responsible for coordinating between the Principle Investigators, the states, and the project staff and keeping everyone informed of research activities and workplans. A coordinator is included in the budget for this position and the federal agency funding the project expects the position to be filled.
- Carries out research within the scope of the established study protocol. Adheres to all human subjects regulations as defined by Yale University and the federal government that pertain to research studies.
- Develops criteria for admission of study subjects based on goals and objectives of project.
- Determines potential sources of funding and prospective partnerships.
- Evaluates feasibility of accepting potential projects through analysis of staffing needs, resource requirements, financial costs, and current planned capacity of group. Negotiates contracts and/or changes with funder.
- Develops original HIC/IRB submissions. Based on knowledge of science and research goals, collaborates with PIs on major revisions and contributes to scientific protocols. Plans and implements changes.
- Develops forms, questionnaires and the application of research techniques; writes procedures manuals for data collection and coding.
- Responsible for the documentation and transmission of study data. Ensures that report forms are accurately documented and completed in a timely manner at each site location.
- Works independently to develop manage and organize multi site studies. Serves as primary coordinator between University, non-Yale collaborators, pharmaceutical companies, HIC, IRB and funding sources.
- Performs descriptive and multivariate statistical analyses of data, using computer software.
- Designs and implements quality control measures to ensure accurate collection and processing of data.
- Contributes in-depth, original thought and relevance to written reports and to the writing of abstracts and manuscripts.
Required Education and Experience
Master’s Degree in a related discipline and two years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Demonstrated reliability, accuracy, and maturity with the ability to work independently, effectively, and efficiently under pressure.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Proven ability to multi-task while managing competing priorities. Excellent inter and intrapersonal communication skills.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Experience with HIV/AIDS, addiction and implementation science research. High level of organizational skills.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Demonstrated ability to follow through on logistical tasks between multiple entities.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Proven ability to handle confidential information with a high level of integrity.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Familiarity with human subjects research regulations and implementation science at the system level of change.
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.
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.
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