Research Assistant

Connecticut, United States
Oct 06, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 06, 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Bargaining Unit

L34 - Local 34 (Yale Union Group)

Time Type

Full time

Duration Type


If Fixed Duration, Period

1 year from date of hire

If Fixed Duration, is continuation possible?


Other Fixed Duration Date


Compensation Grade

Labor Grade D

Work Location

Medical School Campus

Worksite Address

37-55 College Street
New Haven,, CT 06510

Work Week

Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Searchable Job Family

Research Res Support

Total # of hours to be worked:


Position Focus:

This position, in the Social and Behavioral Science department, focuses on psychosocial determinants of aging health. The position responsibilities include library searches of psychosocial and health articles, conducting descriptive statistics, helping to design online dissemination material and writing summaries.
Essential Duties require incumbent to:

  • Conduct literature reviews on psychosocial and health articles
  • Interpret, synthesize and analyze data using scientific or statistical techniques with help from statistical team.
  • Write and edit material for publication and presentation. Report on status of research activities.
  • Schedule and coordinate research activities.
  • Help create online dissemination material.
  • Perform additional functions related to research activities.

There is some flexibility with hours.

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:

Demonstrated ability working on a research study. 

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Excellent organizational, writing & communication skills.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Proficiency with Microsoft Word. 

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Attention to detail required for data collection and entry.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in psychology, public health or related social science field. Preferred experience with online projects. Background skills in basic computer programming preferred. Interest in aging health. Experience with Qualtrics or similar software program strongly preferred.

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

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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.

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