Research Assistant 1 HSS

Employer
Yale University
Location
West Haven, CT
Posted
Sep 12, 2021
Closes
Sep 15, 2021
Ref
2435807645
Sector
Science
Organization Type
Corporate
Essential Duties
  1. Researches and collects data through site or home visit intakes; library research; structured interviews; or through other means for designated research assignments. 2. Records and compiles information related to research data. Codes data accordingly to research specifications. Uses a computer terminal to input and retrieve data and to generate reports. 3. Processes and summarizes data using scientific or statistical techniques. Assists in data interpretation and analyses. Reports on status of research activities. 4. Recruits study participants and ensures that subject recruitment and follow-up are completed per protocol procedures. 5. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. May assist in designing, developing, and modifying research experiments, procedures, or survey instruments. May assist research and support staff. 6. Performs additional functions incidental to research activities.

Required Education and Experience

Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Position Focus:

The research assistant will assist with recruitment, assessment and randomization in research studies conducted with Veterans. The main study the research assistant will work on is a study testing whether Veterans who get specialized legal help with housing difficulties are more likely to stay housed than Veterans who get standard legal care. The research assistant will conduct assessments asking about demographics, and sensitive topics such as mental health and substance use. The research assistant will be trained to code some open-ended and semi-structured questions into response categories. The research assistant will also conduct semi-structured, audiotaped interviews with participants. The research assistant will schedule participants for assessments, facilitate compensation for participants, and enter and manage the data for analysis.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Bachelor's degree in a related field. Exposure to Institutional Review board systems or Yale IRES. Exposure to HRPP (Human Research Protection Program). Experience working with Veterans, low-income population and diverse populations. Experience with REDCap. Already incorporated in the VACHS system as a work without compensation employee (WOC).

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University's Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.

Similar jobs

More searches like this

Similar jobs