Research Assistant 1 HSS

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Connecticut, United States
Dec 29, 2020
End of advertisement period
Feb 28, 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Position Focus:

Research assistant in the newborn ICU to be involved in clinical research studies recruiting infants from the newborn ICU and well-baby nursery. Responsibilities will include identifying, screening, consent, and enrollment of mothers and infants into research studies, coordinating biological sample collection with clinical team nurses, processing and freezing biological samples in the laboratory, collecting medical record data/chart reviews, and organizing/tracking research database. May also include obtaining growth measurement of infants enrolled in the study. Hours in the evening and on weekends as needed.

Essential Duties

1. Researches and collects data through site or home visit intakes; library research; structured interviews; or through other means for designated research assignments. 2. Records and compiles information related to research data. Codes data accordingly to research specifications. Uses a computer terminal to input and retrieve data and to generate reports. 3. Processes and summarizes data using scientific or statistical techniques. Assists in data interpretation and analyses. Reports on status of research activities. 4. Recruits study participants and ensures that subject recruitment and follow-up are completed per protocol procedures. 5. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. May assist in designing, developing, and modifying research experiments, procedures, or survey instruments. May assist research and support staff. 6. Performs additional functions incidental to research activities.

Required Education and Experience

Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Ability to work independently, self-initiate and problem solve in a fast-paced environment.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Ability to work with a wide range of individuals, including with parents of fragile infants in the ICU and postpartum mothers.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Proven ability with data entry, data management, and data cleaning.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Flexibility and ability to work some evenings and weekend hours.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Clinical experience preferred –nursing, or prior experience in clinical research. Familiarity with screening and consenting in research. Experience with children/parents, perhaps someone with interest in further medical education. Experience with redcap database. Familiarity with word processing documents. Basic science research experience (using a pipette, sterile techniques).

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


Drug Screen


Health Screening


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 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, 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:


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