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Research Exercise Assistant

Employer
Case Western Reserve University
Location
Cleveland, OH
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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Sector
Other
Organization Type
Corporate
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POSITION OBJECTIVE

Working under general supervision, the research assistant will plan and carry out activities for a clinical research trial that involves exercise and psychotherapy in patients with comorbid pain and opioid addiction. Responsibilities include but are not limited to patient exercise supervision, patient recruitment, patient retention, patient interviews, data collection and data management. Patient interviews, exercise supervision and other testing will be conducted primarily at the drug treatment centers located in northeast Ohio. The research assistant must be certified to supervise exercise and conduct human subjects research. The research assistant must have excellent oral and written communication skills and possess strong organization skills, ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Plan and carry out project coordination activities including scheduling and conducting patient interviews and testing at the collaborating drug treatment facilities in northeast Ohio. May assist in developing improved techniques, projection methods or procedures. (20%)
  2. Exercise supervision and data collection and management activities per the study protocol. Conduct data entry, data coding and oversee data management including performing quality control to ensure that data is entered accurately and timely. May perform data queries, data analyses, and manuscript preparation. May be trained and requested to perform certain data analytic tasks related to the in-person interviews and other data collected. (60%)
  3. Produce timely progress reports on recruitment, retention, data collection and other facets of the study as requested by the principal investigator. Assist the principal investigator with recruitment and help meet recruitment goals as assigned. Must have and continue to maintain human subjects certification and other credentialing as required. (9%)


EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelors degree in clinical science, social science, epidemiology or related field and 1 to 3 years of experience in a health-related field required

OR
  • Associates degree in an approved biotechnology program and 2 to 4 years of experience in a health-related field.


CERTIFICATION
  • Must have current certification in First Aid and Basic or Advanced Life Support. Must be certified to conduct human subjects research and must maintain this certification throughout the study. Must be certified to supervise exercise (American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Clinical Exercise Specialist certification preferred). Experience working on clinical research projects at all levels including data collection and management is preferred. Prior experience with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exercise supervision, particularly in a drug treatment setting, is preferred. Prior training in exercise science or exercise physiology is preferred


BENEFITS
  • Over three weeks of PTO, sick days, 11 paid holidays (not including closing between 12/26 and 12/31), and summer hours
  • Tuition Waiver
  • Free gym and free access to counseling
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