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Research Assistant

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Posting Details

Position Information

Role Code/Title 59073 - Lab & Research Spec I (03)
Position Number H59073
Working Title Research Assistant
Department Inst For Drug Alcohol Stud
Recruitment Pool All Applicants
Anticipated Hiring Range $15 - $18
Campus MCV Campus
Position Type Hourly
Hours/Week 25
Normal work days M- F
Normal work hours 8am - 4pm
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
Organizational Overview
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
7) collection of informed consent from prospective research volunteers
8) accurate calculation and administration of research subject compensation

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.

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 08/30/2017
Remove from posting on or before
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information

Please note: Work hours include weekdays 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Saturdays 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Briefly describe your experience working with clinical trials.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please describe your experience working with mental health and or substance use disorders.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * What experience have you had conducting interviews?

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume