Epi Research Assistant - Rush Psychiatry

Employer
Rush University Medical Center
Location
The Loop, IL
Posted
Jul 23, 2021
Closes
Jul 27, 2021
Ref
2328899591
Organization Type
Corporate
At Rush University Medical Center, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. We are revitalizing our medical centers with an emphasis on productivity, transparency and accountability. Are you looking to be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research here at Rush University Medical Center? Are you well experienced in working with a variety of group, single and industry oriented studies? If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the Epi Research Assistant position with the Department of Psychiatry. Position Highlights: The Social Neuroscience and Psychopathology (SNAP) lab directed by Dr. Christine Hooker, PhD at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is seeking to hire a full time Research Assistant. This is an ideal role for new graduates who are looking to gain 1 - 2 years of professional research experience. We are currently conducting several clinical trials examining emotional processes and social cognition in psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, as well as individuals at clinical high risk of psychosis. The research assistant will be responsible for assisting with projects investigating computerized cognitive training interventions to improve psychological symptoms, brain function, and day-to-day behavior in adolescents and adults with mental illness. This position offers valuable research experience in preparation for graduate school in clinical psychology, neuroscience, or medicine. Research assistants in this lab will gain unique experience in cutting-edge scientific techniques in neuroimaging as well as the opportunity to contribute to the development of neuroscience-based interventions for psychiatric populations. Entry level position in the EPI/ translational research family. The Research Assistant is responsible for collecting information from participants according to the research study protocols. He or she may conduct interviews, epidemiological, social or behavioral assessments, and collect data and/or biological samples from research participants and families in studies. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures. Position Responsibilities: * Recruiting and testing research participants. * developing, programming, and administering clinical and cognitive assessments. * helping conduct neuroimaging (MRI) scans. * facilitating and monitoring implementation and compliance of the intervention program * assisting with data entry, processing and analysis * managing IRB protocols (e.g. submitting amendments, corresponding with research administration/IRB office). * Successful candidates are expected to take initiative and work well both independently and on a team. The ability to organize, prioritize, and complete tasks efficiently is essential. * Psychiatric populations that the research assistant may be working with include: schizophrenia, depression, bipolar, and autism spectrum disorders. * Research assistants also have the opportunity to engage in independent research projects with the potential to attend local and national conferences as well as prepare manuscripts for publication. Position Qualifications Include: * Some college with prior data collection experience required. Bachelor's Degree highly preferred. If degreed, no prior experience required * Academic and/or research background in psychology, neuroscience, education, or related field. * Excellent organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving and technical/quantitative skills. * Must be detail-oriented and efficient with administrative tasks, as the position requires clerical and data entry work that have strict deadlines and require a high level of accuracy. * Ability to obtain clinical information from Rush based patientcare systems as required for the performance of duties and responsibilities. * Basic computer programming skills, particularly in Matlab, R, Python, or something similar. * Experience with Excel, Matlab, and/or SPSS. * Experience with MRI neuroimaging is strongly preferred Company Highlights: * Rush was recently ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. * Eleven Rush programs were recently ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. * Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among US academic medical centers in a study conducted by the health care performance improvement company Vizient. * The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Rush full accreditation for three years. Rush is one of the first academic medical centers in Illinois to receive this accreditation. * As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge. * RUMC offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements. * Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research. Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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