Reseach Assistant 1 HSS, Psychiatry, Health Services

Connecticut, United States
29 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Position Focus:

The incumbent will assist the Principal Investigators to ensure compliance with study protocols and to meet the research objectives of understanding the neurobiology of PTSD using MRI and Psychophysiological measures. S/he will assist in recruitment services, activities and functions within the scope of work associated with the grants aims to understand the neurobiology of PTSD. Candidate demonstrable knowledge of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder psychopathology, study coordination and experience in the collection of psychophysiology and MRI data. Has documented skill in recruiting through clinics, community outreach groups and military outreach programs. Coordinates a large screening protocol which serves as the primary recruitment gateway for enrollment into multiple studies within the research program.

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:

Demonstrated computer skills with Excel, ACQKnowlege, and SAS or SPSS.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Ability to administered standard psychological assessment tools.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Self-motivated with superb organization skills, strong attention to details and accuracy. Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to assist in writing and editing material for publication and presentations.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to work as a member of a team. Sensitivity to patients diagnosed with mental disorders.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Bachelor's degree. Ability to record Psychophysiology via Biopac System from participants.

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

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Additional Background or Health Screening Requirements

Selected incumbent must have successful completion of a federal and/or state background check investigation, in addition to the University background check.

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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