Research Assistant (Opioid Use Disorder)

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Research Assistant (Opioid Use Disorder)

At PCOM, we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to advance healthcare that touches the lives of underserved communities. Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the campus community. It is through freedom of exchange over different ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduates develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners, and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care - treating people, not just symptoms. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it - adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve. At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem-solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. At Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine you will be part of a caring, professional, and committed community focused on making the PCOM experience the best possible for our students.

We are currently seeking to fill our Research Assistant (Opioid Use Disorder) position at the Philadelphia campus with a highly qualified and passionate individual.

Position Description:

The Research Assistant will assist investigators and the study research coordinator from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (PCOM) School of Professional and Applied Psychology (Clinical Department) on a clinical trial of psychological treatments for opioid use disorder. Funding of this position is contingent upon the continued funding of the grant/contract.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Enter data

  • Conduct literature reviews

  • Prepare materials for submission to external funding sources

  • Prepare materials for IRB review

  • Maintain study databases and participant tracking systems

  • Draft meeting notes

  • Request or acquire equipment, surveys or supplies necessary for the project

  • Schedule and attend project meetings

  • Attend site visits and other meetings as necessary, including community and

  • professional study advisory committee meetings

  • Prepare reports for study investigators and funding agencies

  • Participate in study-related peer-reviewed publications

  • Monitor the project budget

  • Support off-site study staff in the recruiting, consenting and screening of participants at

  • various primary care clinical study sites as needed (PPE will be provided)

  • Support off-site study staff in the collection of study-related surveys and assessments as

  • needed (PPE will be provided)

  • Perform related responsibilities as required.

Position Requirements

*Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. and pass a criminal background check.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, public health or a related field and one-year of undergraduate or professional research experience, or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training. Additional site-specific requirements may apply.

  • Note: An approved CAS Exception is required for anyone who is charged to a federal grant or contract under this job code.


  • Knowledge of research protocols.

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

  • Mild physical work.

  • Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and drive/commute to study sites.

Additional Information:

  • A minimum two-year commitment is preferred.

Application Instructions

All applications MUST include:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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