Research Assistant - Opioid Use Disorder
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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
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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
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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.
The Research Assistant will assist investigators from the
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (PCOM) School of
Professional and Applied Psychology (Clinical Department) on a
four-year observational study of outcomes in patients with chronic
pain and opioid use disorder initiating medical cannabis therapy.
Funding of this position is contingent upon the continued funding
of the grant/contract.
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the
Recruit, consent and screen study participants
Work with providers and staff to identify potential
Obtain study-related data from participant medical records
Schedule study visits
Collect study-related surveys and assessments
Pay participants according to the study protocol
Conduct literature reviews
Prepare materials for submission to external funding sources
Prepare materials for IRB review
Maintain study databases and participant tracking systems
Request or acquire equipment, surveys or supplies necessary for the
Attend project meetings
Attend site visits and other meetings as necessary
Prepare reports for study investigators and funders
Participate in study-related peer-reviewed publications
Monitor the project budget
Perform related responsibilities as required.
Minimum Qualifications: 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.
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.
Additional Information: A minimum two-year commitment is
Must pass a background check.
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties
and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this
title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific
duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular
position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum
stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of
Human Resources. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and
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.