Research Associate

Connecticut, United States
Saturday, 9 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 9 March 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Focus:

Manages a number of epidemiological, clinical research, and pilot research projects in pediatric infectious diseases. Supervises research through existing staff within the scope of established study protocols, including development of protocols. Adheres to all human subject regulations as defined by Yale University and the Federal government that pertain to research studies. Oversees the planning and implementation of large multi-site clinical research studies. Develops forms and questionnaires and manages the application of research techniques. Fosters and maintains cooperative relationships with principal investigators, collaborators, research staff, clinicians, and study sponsors to ensure for the safe and timely progression of studies and adherence to all regulations. Develops original HIC/IRB submissions for multi-site research. Develops operational procedures for the collection, editing, verification and management of research data. Develops and implements relevant statistical programs to incorporate data from multiple projects. Designs comprehensive and rational databases with advance knowledge of the scientific applications impacting on the data analyses and reporting. Tests, refines and finalizes instruments for use in research study. Composes major abstracts/publications/manuscript. Reconciles and manages budgets for several research projects in conjunction with the business and grants offices. Oversees submission of grants and reporting on their status to funding agencies. Performs additional duties as assigned.

Essential Duties

  1. Recommends the design and implementation of procedures and protocols under the direction of a higher-level authority.
  2. Investigates, analyzes, and reaches preliminary scientific conclusions related to research planning
  3. Ensures data results are compiled, analyzed, and presented properly.
  4. Analyzes, develops and interprets scientific results. Maintains clear documentation of results. Prepares scientific reports and papers for research proposals and published reports.
  5. Performs independent research and laboratory techniques and participates in experimental research planning.
  6. Interacts with internal contacts including the PI, research assistants, graduate students, Radiation Safety and Biological Safety officers, and Animal Care personnel to discuss and evaluate research results and to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the laboratory.
  7. Interacts with external contacts such as researchers at other institutions, staff at biotechnology and reagents companies to consult on research methods and to keep abreast of product information and developments.
  8. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in a scientific discipline and one year experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability to work with statistical software (STATA or SPSS).

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Experience with Epic electronic health records.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to work one-on-one with individuals with from diverse backgrounds.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Proficiency utilizing database management software REDCap.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Proficiency communicating in Spanish.

Preferred Licenses or Certifications:

Human Subjects Research and Good Clinical Practice Training

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

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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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