Hourly Research Assistant

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Pediatrics, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Research Administration
Employment Type
Part Time

Posting Details

Job Code/Title 82751 - H - Labs/Research Assistant 1 Position Number H82751 Working Title Hourly Research Assistant Department Inst For Drug Alcohol Stud Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $15-18 Campus MCV Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week 25-29 Normal work days Monday-Saturday Normal work hours 8am-8pm Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical Yes Description of the Job
The hourly research assistant will be responsible for data collection from human-subject volunteers required for a biomedical behavioral research study. Specific duties will include: 1) biological data collection, including collection and testing of urine or saliva samples for drug testing using test kits, as well as administration of breathalyzer assessment of alcohol intoxication 2) psychometric data collection, including administration, collection and scoring of either paper-and-pencil or computer-drive questionnaires or cognitive performance tasks 3) psychiatric data collection as obtained in structured face-to-face psychiatric interviews with research participants 4) collection of brain imaging-related behavioral data in conjunction with MRI Technologist, such as administering computerized tasks during MRI session 5) placing advertisements for research study participants 6) telephone pre-screening of potential research participants, phone based assessments, and scheduling appointments 7) collection of informed consent from prospective research volunteers 8) accurate calculation and administration of research subject compensation.

Please note: Work hours vary but usually include weekdays 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Saturdays 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Required Qualifications
Computer skills including word processing, data entry, spreadsheet, database management, and entry level statistical/programming skills required. Clinical skills, including fundamental clinical skills such as establishing rapport, maintaining participant motivation, empathetic responding, ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team, and ability to use clinical judgment in (rare) emergency situations. Organizational skills, including understanding of HIPAA regulations, VCU Office of Research Subjects Protection ( ORSP ) procedures. Ability to work in a diverse environment required. Ability to work around a MRI machine. Preferred Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with adolescent populations is preferred. Job Open Date 08/19/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/109095 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have prior experience conducting research with children or adolescents? If yes, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Please describe any experience you have working in the field of substance abuse or mental health.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. What experience have you had conducting interviews?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Are you able to work around an MRI machine?
    • Yes
    • No
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Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume

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