Research Assistant

Position Summary

The Research Assistant will gather psychological research data for a federally-funded preventive intervention development grant through standardized protocols and research assessments. The study involves the development of a preventive intervention to reduce the sexual revictimization of college women who consume alcohol at hazardous levels. Principal Investigators Kathleen Parks, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Department of Psychology, and Clara Bradizza, Ph.D., Professor, School of Social Work supervise the operations of this research study.
The successful candidate will demonstrate attention to detail and excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and computer literacy skills. The candidate will value the importance of following research protocols.
The Research Assistant is given general direction for most tasks, receives more direct supervision when new or unusual processes are involved, and is expected to consult with the supervisor or project director as needed.
Job duties include:
• Screen incoming calls from potential participants, assist with eligibility determination;
• Describe the research study to the participant, obtain consent;
• Schedule and help interventionist conduct group sessions, help participants as needed to complete computer-assisted questionnaires, and collect observational data;
• Develop and maintain good rapport with participants, and address any questions or concerns;
• Follow research protocols, assist with participant retention efforts;
• Review completed questionnaires for completeness, legibility and accuracy, follow up with participants to obtain missing data or clarify existing data;
• Enter research information into database, maintain required digital and paper records;
• Perform additional project related tasks as required.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications

The following qualifications are required:
• Associates degree or two years formal training in psychology or related field;
• Six months experience conducting social science research with human subjects, including in-person interactions;
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and computer literacy skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field;
• Experience following research protocol;
• Experience with EndNote, Microsoft Word, and digital record-keeping is highly desirable.

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