The Research Associate (RA) will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator to implement participant recruitment, retention and data collection for the Oregon site of NIDA funded Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) project. The project is set in a local county jail and community health center. The RA will receive occasion supervision and have the responsibility for coordinating all project activities at a local county jail and will follow the protocol and Manual of Operations. This responsibility will exercise judgment in taking independent actions includes problem solving when issues arise. Duties include, but are not limited to: 1) Working with the jail staff and community corrections staff to develop Standard Operating Procedures for implementing the project; 2) identifying adults in custody that may be eligible to participate; 3) consenting participants for study participation; 4) collecting all pre-release data required by the protocol; 5) entering data into the protocol database; 6) conducting randomization procedures; 7) maintaining contact with participants; and 8) conducting post-release follow-up research visits and other duties as needed. The RA will attend all protocol meetings and will serve as the main liaison between the jail and the local research management team located at OHSU. In addition, this position will complete general project activities as needed under the direction of the Project Manager Coordinator and Principal Investigator. The RA must be able to pass a background check to work unescorted in county jail, and be comfortable working within a locked facility. The RA will collaborate with jail security and health services staff to manage participant flow from housing areas to health services for study appointments. The RA will collaborate with community corrections and county health services staff to manage participant flow post release.
Conduct research procedures within the County Jail and follow-up at county treatment centers. Procedures include conducting consenting procedures with potential participants, using the study provided system to randomization consented participants to one of the two study arms, performing interviews to collect the study related data and enter the data into the study related electronic data system, keeping in contact with the consented participants to maintain involvement in the study.
Develop Standard Operating Procedures and other associated protocol documents
Identifying adults in custody that may be eligible to participate
Assess individuals for Opioid Use Disorder
Attend protocol related trainings and meetings
Assist in grant applications, manuscript writing and dissemination reports
Masters degree with major courses in relevant field and 3 years of relevant experience OR Bachelors degree with major courses in field of research and 5 years of relevant experience.
Two years of research experience.
Must possess valid drivers license
Proficient with computers, particularly with word processing, Adobe, and Microsoft Office software.
Must possess excellent verbal, written and communication skills and a professional image with a demonstrated ability to interact with management, consultants, and customers.
Operation of office equipment.
Organizational skills and ability to perform flexibly with heavy workload, tight deadlines, and changing priorities.
Experience working in a correction facility.
Experience working with individuals with substance use disorder.
Experience diagnosing substance use disorder
Knowledge of research methods and implementation.
CADC1 or II (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) or QMHP (Qualified Mental Health Professional) or equivalent
Work hours take place at OHSU or field office in jail/community corrections four to five days per week; local travel required between OHSU, Washington County and Clackamas County. Travel for national project meetings as needed.
Physical Demands: Able to use personal computer or workstation. Ability to work remotley in temporary space in jail, community corrections, and community health settings.
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