Research Associate 2, HSS

Connecticut, United States
05 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Focus:

With a high degree of independence and limited supervision, assists PI and CoInvestigators with implementation, coordination of all aspects of various 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 support on all new and existing research projects related to the Chest Pain Center, obesity and exercise, 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.

Essential Duties

  1. 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.
  2. Develops criteria for admission of study subjects based on goals and objectives of project.
  3. Determines potential sources of funding and prospective partnerships.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Develops forms, questionnaires and the application of research techniques; writes procedures manuals for data collection and coding.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Performs descriptive and multivariate statistical analyses of data, using computer software.
  10.  Designs and implements quality control measures to ensure accurate collection and processing of data.
  11. 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 experience conducting and supporting all phases of research in a clinical environment including data management and analyses.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Proven experience preparing IRB protocols, amendments or progress reports.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated experience working with Microsoft Office. Ability to use Filemaker. Proven experience with a statistical analysis software, such as SPSS, and proven experience using an IPAD as an electronic data collection tool. Ability to work with Endnote and Adobe software. Ability to work independently with cloud data entry and storage.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Demonstrated self-motivation, independence, consistency and reliability, including excellent attendance and punctuality. Proven ability to be extremely organized, detail-oriented 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 in clinical research or human subjects is strongly preferred.

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