The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department within the School of Medicine with 285 full-time faculty members, 280 clinical faculty members, and over 200 staff. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to telepsychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington and beyond. As the only academic psychiatry department serving the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), the Department's highly competitive residency training program is largely responsible for developing the mental health workforce in the Pacific Northwest. The Department's robust research portfolio totals $35 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from clinical neurosciences to treatment development to health policy and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma, and the Department is developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and Targeted Intervention Development.The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is recruiting for a Temporary Research Study Assistant. Project AMPS is a longitudinal study on young adults' daily health behaviors and how different daily experiences may impact immediate and longer-term health and tests the impact of a mobile app intervention for high-risk alcohol use. The study involves one participant visit to our local lab, completing daily assessments on a mobile app and for those who receive the intervention, receiving personalized messages during the intervention period. Follow-up assessments are conducted during the next year.This is an opportunity for an individual to participate in a range of research tasks. The Research Study Assistant will play an important role in the project.Responsibilities:*Assist with the preparation of recruiting materials.*Conduct recruitment and retention communications to participants; this may be done via phone, email and in person conversations. *Make appointments with participants via email and/or phone.*Ensure participants have reminder communications of scheduled appointment including providing directions to the lab and parking or bus information.*Run sessions with participants.*Assist with the programming and testing of data collection survey software.*Assist with subject payments for participation.*Document study materials including measures binders.*Assist in preparing materials for presentation for Project Manager and Principal Investigator.*Using internet to conduct literature searches on relevant topics.*Perform other administrative/clerical tasks.*Perform related duties as required.Minimum Qualifications:*Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of appropriate experience OR equivalent education/experience.*Computer skills such as MS Word, MS Excel and SPSS are desirable.*Experience using PsycInfo to conduct*literature searches is also preferred.*Comfortable working with people and using the telephone for participant recruitment.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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