General Summary/Purpose: As a member of the division of Psychiatric Neuroimaging, the Research Program Assistant II will aid the Research Program Coordinator and Principal Investigator in executing studies examining memory function and memory impairment in both clinical and healthy populations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with aspects of participant recruitment including identifying appropriate patients for clinical studies and participant calls to schedule or provide reminders of their appointments.
Meet study participants, fill prescriptions, and escort participants to various locations within the hospital.
Compile test batteries, participant charts, and mailings.
Obtain informed consent from eligible patients.
Administer standardized surveys and neuropsychological assessments to research participants or their proxies via phone, or during clinic or in-home visits.
Maintain logs of patient screening, surveys and visits.
Collect data via extraction from paper and electronic medical records.
Perform data entry, and assist with calculations using computerized database, word processing and spreadsheet software; review data input for accuracy and completeness.
Maintain filing system for electronic and paper-based research records.
Assist the MRI technician in the acquisition of structural and functional MRI scans and assist with the transfer, storage and cataloging of imaging data.
Maintain compliance with HIPAA and IRB regulations and guidelines.
Assist with organizing data for research manuscripts.
Actively update supervising study coordinator and/or investigators on participant enrollment and data collection status via verbal and written communication.
Take initiative in anticipating and responding to staff and research participants’ needs based on awareness of routine and repeated job functions.
Maintain high level of motivation for job functions with positive attitude.
Attend regular research group meetings (weekly or monthly).
Carry out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision, but seek clarification when needed regarding data quality and integrity issues.
Effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory): Education: High School Diploma/GED. Experience: Two years related experience.
Bachelors degree in psychology, neuroscience, public health or a related field is preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work independently.
Ability to interact with faculty and staff on research teams.
Attention to detail a must. Good proofreading skills.
Excellent oral communication skills to deal effectively within and outside the department.
Excellent written communications skills in a variety of forms, print material, website content, speeches, and publicity materials.
Knowledge of and aptitude for graphic design and typography.
Enthusiasm and willingness to learn about the work of the department as well to acquire new technical skills as needed.
Ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels and from diverse cultures.
Any Specific Physical Requirements for the Job:
Able to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods.
Able to reach by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Finger dexterity required, able to manipulate objects with fingers rather than entire hand(s) or arm(s), e.g., use of computer keyboard.
Communication skills using the spoken word.
Ability to see within normal parameters.
Ability to hear within normal range.
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant II Working Title: Research Program Assistant II Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14 - $19.44 per hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30-5 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003303-SOM Psy Psychiatric Neuroimaging Personnel area: School of Medicine
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