Research Associate

Connecticut, United States
10 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

University Job Title: Research Associate 3, 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: 16-Oct-2020
Compensation Grade: Clinical & Research
Compensation Grade Profile: Research Associate 3 HSS (25)
Work Location: Medical School Campus
Worksite Address: 367 Cedar Street New Haven, CT 06510
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

Position Focus:

The position will be housed within the Health Justice Lab at Yale School of Medicine, led by Dr. Emily Wang. The Health Justice Lab and its affiliated faculty is a collaborative, innovative, interdisciplinary team focused on improving the health of individuals and communities who are impacted by mass incarceration. Its members include physician-scientists, individuals with a history of incarceration, substance use experts, sociologists, social workers, and medical informaticists. We are part of national network of programs called the Transitions Clinic Network, that all focus on the health needs of this population and work with community health workers who have been previously incarcerated as part of the primary care team, and part of our lab. We have received a grant to conduct a multisite study of the role Transitions Clinic programs around the country in connecting people with opioid use disorder who are on medication for their use disorder while incarcerated to ongoing community addiction and primary care after release from jail. The person hired for the position will work as a project manager, under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Puglisi and Dr. Emily Wang, to oversee the work of this grant. This will entail high level research skills for data collection and data analysis from 6 sites around the country, experience with organizing and coordinating research that is funded by the National Institutes of Health or a similarly rigorous research organization. The position will also require excellent organizational skills to keep all the sites on track, on timelines for data reporting and may require site visits for trainings of community health workers and ensure that the clinical and social needs of patients are addressed.

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Essential Duties

  1. Supervises research within the scope of established study protocol. Adheres to all human subjects regulations as defined by Yale University and the federal government that pertain to research studies.
  2. Responsible for reviewing, planning, and implementing study protocols and assessing the impact of program changes on research quality. Identifies and makes initial contact with potential funding sources to secure funds.
  3. Oversees the planning of large multi-site or global studies. Establish goals and objectives, training requirements, productivity goals and financial parameters. Develops forms and questionnaires and manages the application of research techniques.
  4. Works closely with research faculty and collaborators to identify quality and operational strategies and aspects of study that need to overcome.
  5. Fosters and maintains cooperative relationships with principal investigators, collaborators, study coordinators, government officials, international partnerships, and study sponsors to ensure for the safe and timely progression of studies and adherence to all study/agency/government regulations.
  6. Develops original HIC/IRB submissions for multi site research. Collaborate with various PI on major revisions and ensure changes are incorporated at each participating site.
  7. Uses advanced statistical knowledge to provide support in managing and analyzing data.
  8. Develops operational procedures for the collection, editing, verification and management of statistical data. Develops and implements relevant statistical programs to incorporate data from multiple projects. Designs comprehensive and rational databases with advance knowledge of the scientific applications impacting on the data analyses and reporting.
  9. Develops protocols for collection of data. Designs data gathering instruments and related procedures. Tests, refines and finalizes instruments for use in research study.
  10. Presents talks, seminars or other oral presentations on the methodology and analyses used in scientific studies.
  11. Composes major abstracts/publications/manuscript.
  12. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in a related discipline and four years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Excellent knowledge of criminal justice system. Experience conducting research in marginalized populations.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Excellent people, verbal, writing and organizational skills. Professional demeanor. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to work with people of different backgrounds. Thorough and detail-oriented.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Experience in large research trials, with preference for community engaged research and nationally funded research, including IRB submission, obtaining informed consent, statistical analysis and dissemination of data.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to adapt to a flexible work schedule and prioritize work appropriately. May require some weekend and evening hours.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

PhD or Masters Degree is preferred.  Experience with justice involved individuals and the criminal justice system is highly sought after. Being bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.

Weekend Hours Required? Occasional
Evening Hours Required? Occasional
Drug Screen: No
Health Screening: No

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.

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