Research Assistant 1

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Connecticut, United States
23 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Bargaining Unit
L34 - Local 34 (Yale Union Group)

Time Type
Full time

Duration Type

If Fixed Duration, is continuation possible?

Other Fixed Duration Date

Compensation Grade
Labor Grade C

Work Location
Medical School Campus

Worksite Address
34 Park Street
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:

Position Focus:

This position is with the Belief, Learning, and Memory Lab, head by Dr. Philip Corlett. This lab focuses on delusion and hallucination research. The team studies the neural basis of human associative learning and belief formation – relating these processes to delusional belief formation.
The position is located at Connecticut Mental Health Center. The Research Assistant will be responsible for recruiting, scheduling and interacting with study participants. We anticipate that these participants will have a range of psychotic illnesses, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, etc.

The Research Assistant can be involved in multiple studies which may involve functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalogram (EEG), Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), etc. They will be tasked with recruiting study participants and administering phone screens. They will also assist in running study visits with participants, including collecting informed consent, administering questionnaires, conducting clinical assessments and carrying out other necessary study procedures. In addition, they will administer monetary compensation to study participants.
The Research Assistant will aid in data entry and management. They will be handling sensitive information and documents, following HIPAA and Yale guidelines.

Essential Duties

Principal Responsibilities:

  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

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 proficiency in conducting research on populations with serious mental illness (SMI).

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Proficiency with data collection, entry, and management.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

High emotional intelligence and excellent inter-personal skills. Competence in interacting with individuals with lived experience of psychosis and appropriately navigating potentially difficult encounters.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Interest in working with clinical populations experiencing psychosis.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Bachelor's degree, (Master's is preferred) in related area (such as psychology, neuroscience, public health). Experience with SMI populations experiencing psychosis preferred. Experience with clinical trials, online surveys, and or computer programming. Experience with Access, EPRIME, MATLAB, REDCap, SAS, and/ or SPSS.

Required Licenses or Certifications
Required License(s) or Certification(s):

Physical Requirements
Physical Requirements:

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 required health screening and/or TB test.

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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