The Research Associate 2 will serve as the Project Coordinator (PC) for multiple grant-funded projects related to medication assisted therapy for opioid use disorder in people with and without HIV. The PC will be responsible for the daily operations of these multi-site studies, and will oversee the activities of research staff, including Research Assistants. They will serve as a liaison with drug treatment staff, CT Department of Corrections, community agencies, and other collaborators and partners. The PC will plan for and participate in all team meetings and conference calls with study staff, investigators and collaborators and may lead some of the meetings/calls. The PC may develop and edit databases and data collection mechanisms using REDCap and other systems and will review, validate and merge collected data from various forms (interviews, surveys, lab data, etc.), and sources. The PC may perform statistical analyses (using SAS, R, and/or SPSS) on collected data. PC may write and finalize manuscripts for publication and present at local, national and international scientific meetings and conferences.
The PC will work with Yale business office staff and funders to prepare grant progress reports. The PC will be responsible for obtaining and maintaining study approvals through the Yale and other IRBs, training staff on study protocols, ensuring the adherence to all Yale and federal government policies and guidelines, ensuring data quality control, and developing, reviewing, and revising study manuals. The PC will be responsible for expense reports and spend authorizations that are related to study materials and expenses. The PC may be asked to participate in grant-writing and preparation.
The primary duties of this position require intellectual ability such as knowledge of research methods, study design, epidemiology, biostatistics, infectious diseases, immunology, data integrity, database development and management, data analysis, human subject issues, contract and grant submission and reporting to funders, specialty medication, and management ability. This position also requires epidemiologic knowledge including study design such as prospective cohort studies, and clinical and behavioral epidemiologic methods.
- 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:
Mature and reliable with ability to produce accurate work. Possesses the ability to work independently, effectively and efficiently under pressure, and to multi-task, juggling competing research demands with limited supervision.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for dealing with internal and external contacts.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Highly organized, detail-oriented with the ability to function under deadline pressure. Highly attentive to follow through on logistical, scheduling, and communications with both Yale staff and collaborators.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Ability to maintain integrity in working with confidential information.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Computer proficiency including working familiarity with word processing and statistical programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, SPSS/SAS/R, ACASI, and REDCap. Comfort entering data electronically. Ability and desire to learn new computer programs.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Master’s Degree in a related discipline (Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Education, or Research Statistics). Experience coordinating research studies and field operations for epidemiological research. Experience writing, drafting, and editing manuscripts for publication to scientific journals. Ability to design and conduct presentations.
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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 www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
Additional Background or Health Screening Requirements
Selected incumbent must have successful completion of a DMV check, a valid driver’s license and a car available.
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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