Research Assistant - Opioid Use Disorder

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 11, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
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.

Basic Function:
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 following:
Recruit, consent and screen study participants
Work with providers and staff to identify potential participants
Obtain study-related data from participant medical records
Schedule study visits
Collect study-related surveys and assessments
Pay participants according to the study protocol
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
Request or acquire equipment, surveys or supplies necessary for the project
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 preferred.

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 responsibilities.

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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