Research Assistant 1 HSS

Connecticut, United States
18 May 2020
End of advertisement period
18 Jul 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Position Focus:

This research assistant will primarily recruit and conduct interviews and data collection for a randomized controlled trial looking at the effectiveness of a brief counseling intervention at decreasing pain and substance use problems in Veterans.

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 ability on a research study. Excellent interpersonal skills, organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to recruit research subjects and screen for study inclusion/exclusion criteria per protocols.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Ability to multi-task, efficiently prioritize work, and work both independently and in a team environment.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Word and Excel. Strong proficiency with databases.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to interview and collect data from people with medical and psychiatric conditions using structured and semi-structured methods. 

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a related field. Experience recruiting for a research study. Experience conducting structured and semi-structured interviews with individuals who have medical and psychiatric conditions. Experience with veterans. Experience with Redcap and electronic medical records.

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.

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.

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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