Research Associate, HSS
Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Fixed
If Fixed Duration, Period: 1 year from date of hire
If Fixed Duration, is continuation possible?: Yes
Other Fixed Duration Date: 19-Aug-2020
Compensation Grade: Clinical & Research
Compensation Grade Profile: Research Associate 2 HSS (23)
Work Location: Medical School Campus
Worksite Address: 464 Congress Avenue, New Haven, CT 06519
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Searchable Job Family: Research Res Support, Research/Support
Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5
With a high degree of independence and limited supervision, assists PI and Co- Investigators with implementation, coordination of all aspects of department research projects which includes management of staff; data collections and analyses; preparing reports, presentations and publications; and serving as liaison for internal and external providers. Responsible for preparing Institutional Review Board protocols, amendments and annual reporting for departmental research. Provides overall departmental support on all new and existing research projects; data collection and analyses; preparation of slides, posters, abstracts and manuscript; completion of progress reporting; execution of grant submissions; and ability to coordinate annual research conference. May perform other duties as assigned.
- 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.
- Develops criteria for admission of study subjects based on goals and objectives of project.
- Determines potential sources of funding and prospective partnerships.
- 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.
- 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.
- Develops forms, questionnaires and the application of research techniques; writes procedures manuals for data collection and coding.
- 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.
- 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.
- Performs descriptive and multivariate statistical analyses of data, using computer software.
- Designs and implements quality control measures to ensure accurate collection and processing of data.
- 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:
Proven ability with conducting and supporting all phases of research in a clinical environment including data management and analyses.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Proven ability with preparing IRB protocols, amendments and progress reports.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Demonstrated facility and ability with Microsoft Office. Demonstrated ability with a statistical analysis software, such as SPSS, and ability using an IPAD as an electronic data collection tool. Ability to work with Endnote and Adobe software.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Demonstrated self-motivation, independence, consistency and reliability, including excellent attendance and punctuality. Proven ability to be extremely organized, detailed orientated and a strong communicator.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Proven ability to effectively, efficiently and independently work under pressure, and to set priorities among multiple competing tasks. Excellent oral/written communication and leadership skills.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Experience conducting and supporting all phases of research in a clinical environment with substance abusing populations.
Weekend Hours Required?
Evening Hours Required?
Background Check Requirements
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