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Research Assistant 1, HSS

Company: Yale University
Location: West Haven
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

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.

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.

Position Focus:

This position is within the Department of Psychiatry, located at the West Haven VA, with the Alcohol Research Center (ARC). This position will assist and provide research support to human subject studies focusing on alcohol use disorder (AUD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and other psychiatric disorders. This individual will provide research support to human subjects studies focusing on clinical trials using new medications to treat AUD with comorbid PTSD.

Position responsibilities may fluctuate based on the needs of the research protocol and may include the following:

Carrying out research-related activities within the scope of the established study protocols; adhering to all human subjects regulations as defined by Yale University and VA Connecticut that pertain to research studies.

Reviewing and adhering to eligibility criteria for admission of study participants based on established goals and objectives for each project (e.g., medical record review); completing telephone eligibility screens with potential participants; scheduling and coordinating participant virtual visits (for the time being); conducting informed consent process.

Assisting in data management including data collection and entry, visual inspection, data cleaning, validation, processing, and analysis; contributing to set-up and organization of study database and/or related data reports.

Supporting participant recruitment and retention efforts to include community outreach, recruiting subjects with AUD and PTSD; posting fliers in hospital and community settings; engaging with online recruitment services; attending/participating in Yale/VA/community-based outreach/education events.

Administering and scoring clinical, behavioral, and cognitive assessments to research participants.

Being responsible for the documentation and transmission of study data and back-up; ensuring that report forms are accurately documented and completed in a timely manner including completing participant payment procedures, and study visit notes.

Assisting with Yale and VA IRB/regulatory, funding mechanism, publication submission, and departmental reporting and documentation; engaging in internal and external auditing procedures.

Monitoring and tracking office and research supplies.

Other related research responsibilities as assigned.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Bachelor's degree in a related field. Prior proficiency performing psychiatric evaluations using The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 (SCID-5) . Knowledge of psychiatric disorders and prior work experience with mental health patients. Experience with REDCap and Dropbox.

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 TitleIX@yale.edu, 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: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

Keywords: Yale University, West Haven , Research Assistant 1, HSS, Other , West Haven, Connecticut

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