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Research Study Assistant - Dept. of Emergency Medicine

Wayne State University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 20, 2024
Research Study Assistant - Dept. of Emergency Medicine

Wayne State University is searching for an experienced Research Study Assistant - Dept. of Emergency Medicine at its Detroit campus location.

Wayne State is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities which prepare students for success in a global society.

Essential functions (job duties):

Job Purpose:
The Research Study Assistant recruits potential research study participants and provides education relating to the research study. Follows protocols, collects, processes and analyzes research data, ensuring accuracy and completeness.

Essential Functions:

-Recruits potential research study participants. Provides research study information and explains research protocol. Obtains informed consents from potential research study participants.
-Collects data from potential research study participants by conducting interviews, providing questionnaires and tests and/or reviewing and extracting data from health and medical records. Ensures completeness and accuracy of data collected. Compiles, tabulates and/or codes participant data and enters into database. Updates database as necessary.
-Follows-up with research study participants by conducting phone calls and/or face-to-face visits. Provides additional research information, resolves any data inaccuracies and collects samples as appropriate to study.
-Assists with collecting, tracking, reviewing, analyzing and summarizing research data. Creates reports, tables, charts, graphs and/or presentations. Communicates research information to appropriate parties. May assist with writing/preparing portions of grant applications and providing input to scientific papers and publications.
-Completes all documents associated with current local, state, & federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws and research protocols.
-Perform other related duties as assigned.

Unique duties:


Education: High school completion (or GED)
Bachelor’s degree in a science related field preferred.

Experience: Entry level (no prior job-related work experience)
Research related experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to empathetically, effectively and professionally communicate verbally and in writing to a diverse population. Ability to speak, read and write fluent English. Ability to clearly and effectively present information one-on-one and in groups. Working knowledge of database software. Ability to accurately compile and analyze complex data sets and create and update spreadsheets, graphs and presentations based on data.

Preferred qualifications:


H06 - School of Medicine

Primary department:

H0616 - Emergency Medicine

Employment type:
  • Regular Employee
  • Job type: Fractional Time
  • Job category: Research
Funding/salary information:
  • Compensation type: Annual Salary
  • Hourly rate:
  • Salary minimum:
  • Salary hire maximum:
Working conditions:

Travel to off-campus sites may be required. Some evening and weekend hours required.

Job openings:
  • Number of openings: 2
  • Reposted position: No
  • Reposted reason: None (New Requisition)
  • Prior posting/requisition number:
Background check requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the university will inform you if a background check is required.

Equal employment opportunity statement:

Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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