1) Recruit and screen research volunteers: create and place flyer and poster ads, screen medical records, send letters, make calls and send emails to designate if potential subject is the proper candidate for the study.
2) Administer screening questionnaires, coordinate physical exams.
3) Schedule and conduct research sessions with mothers and babies, administer capsules, measure blood pressure, heart rate, obtain saliva samples for cortisol assays, collect and process blood samples, administer computerized questionnaires, oversee safety and well being of subjects, respond appropriately in case of medical or psychiatric emergencies, obtain electrocardiograms.
4) Enter, manage and analyze computerized data on subjective drug effects, behavioral tasks, blood pressure, heart rate cortisol levels, coordinate functions with Clinical Research Center, prepare protocols for Institutional Review Board and Clinical Research Center, conduct preliminary data analysis; manage electronic records of research volunteers.
5) Schedule and coordinate orientation sessions to explain procedures, practice tests; coordinate activities of other laboratory members, maintain office and laboratory supplies and records of expenses.
6) Resolve problems with computers.
1) Interactive Communication
2) Project Management
3) Statistical analysis
4) Attention to detail
5) Ability to work autonomously
1) Bachelor's degree
1) Post secondary work experience in a field related to the research being conducted
2) 1 year relevant research experience, including experience collecting biometric data and outreach efforts, specifically study recruitment
Technical Knowledge or Skills
1) Knowledge in relevant field
2) Basic computer proficiency
3) Proficiency in Microsoft Office
4) Knowledge of a statistical analysis package (i.e., SPSS, STATA, R)
1) Cover letter
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