Research Assistant I

MaineHealth | Portland, ME

Posted Date 4/13/2019
Description We are seeking a highly motivated research assistant to work on a number of research projects in a well-established and growing clinical research program for young people in a first episode psychosis or at risk for psychosis. The position will include direct contact with patients as well as overall study coordination, database set-up, maintenance, and operation, preparation and maintenance of study minutes, IRB records and communications, NIH records and communications, and preparation of scientific presentations and manuscripts.

Position Summary

Conduct a variety of research activities related to the collection, organization, and analysis of data under the general supervision of the principal investigator (PI) or senior staff. Assist scientists working in areas such as epidemiology, psychology, sociology, clinical research, statistics, decision science, health care utilization and outcomes research, evaluation research, community-based studies, intervention research, and secondary analysis of large data sets. Set up, maintain, and operate data bases and computer equipment. Must be able to recognize problems or deviations from the experimental design and protocol and notify appropriate staff. Master routine data collection procedures and analysis techniques to achieve the overall goals of the study. Position availability is directly related to grant funding.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to use a computer and statistical software packages, to collect and enter data.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and work effectively with others.
  • Visual acuity, manual dexterity, math skills and a scientific acumen are required.
  • High school diploma, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 0+ years of relevant experience
  • The ideal candidate will have the following:

    • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field from competitive college or university.
    • Familiarity with mental health settings and serious mental health symptoms or disorders.
    • Experience in a research setting or project.
    • Training or experience working with adolescents and young adults.
    • Training or experience working with psychotic symptoms or disorders.
    • Experience with smartphone apps or experience sampling methods.
    Geographic Region
    Greater Portland/Casco Bay
    Industry
    Healthcare | Science - Research

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