Research Associate 2, HSS
Research Associate II to work on a large international study of adolescents and young adults who are showing symptoms of impending psychosis, focused on describing the various outcomes of these patients and on identifying specific predictors of each outcome, and assisting the PI in the management of the 26 international sites.
1. 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. 2. Develops criteria for admission of study subjects based on goals and objectives of project. 3. Determines potential sources of funding and prospective partnerships. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. Develops forms, questionnaires and the application of research techniques; writes procedures manuals for data collection and coding. 7. 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. 8. 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. 9. Performs descriptive and multivariate statistical analyses of data, using computer software. 10. Designs and implements quality control measures to ensure accurate collection and processing of data. 11. 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:
Ability to coordinate with other team members on site and from other sites with clear verbal and communication skills.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Familiarity with managing project budgets including expense management.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Familiarity with team management and data analysis software, such as; SPSS, R, Zoom, Slack, Google docs and Redcap.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Interpersonal skills, detail oriented, time management skills, and strong work ethic and self-motivated.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Ability to develop and maintain cooperative relationships with principal investigators, coordinators, industry professionals, government officials and study sponsors.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Master’s Level with experience in SPSS and project team management software.
Weekend Hours Required?
Evening Hours Required?
Background Check Requirements
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Additional Background or Health Screening Requirements
Selected incumbent must have successful completion of a required health screening and/or TB test.
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