Recruit research participants, determine eligibility, obtain informed consent, facilitate study enrollment, employ retention methods of creating a monthly study newsletter as well as hosting monthly events for participants, and track retention (40%)
Maintain regulatory compliance; communicate with IRB and external research sponsor representatives (10%)
Independently coordinate, complete, and assure quality of all protocol elements (5%)
Assist with publications, abstracts, professional presentations (10%)
Help PI with Lab tasks, such as coordinating lab meetings, hiring staff, and grant applications (5%)
Consent participants, administer diagnostic structured interviews of cognitive status, battery of neuropsychological and clinic based functional tasks/questionnaires (20%)
Cross-training and delegating tasks to other research staff (5%)
Development and maintenance of project database using REDCap (5%)
This position will be around 14 hours per week to start, with the potential of increasing in hours based on lab needs.
BA/BS in a science, social science, health related, or business related field; or a combination of related education and work experience in research assistant, study coordination, recruitment and retention of participants, and project management totaling 2 years or more. Courses in research methods, psychology, business, data management, helping professions, or allied health fields. Working knowledge of scientific method, human subjects research, and research regulations. Strong computer skills (in Microsoft OS and productivity software). Critical thinking skills and the ability to learn and integrate new information quickly. Ability to speak and communicate clearly. Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Demonstrate a high level of professionalism. Ability to interact patiently and respectfully with elderly research participants. Ability to prioritize and carry out multiple work demands efficiently and manage time appropriately. Organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multitask. Reliable personal transportation.
Preferred: IRB interaction and maintaining regulatory compliance.
Internal Number: 337825
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