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Research Assistant

Wayne State University

Job Description


Posting Number
046701  
Position Title
Research Assistant  
Number of Vacancies
5  
School/College/Division/Institutes/Centers
06 - School of Medicine  
Primary Department
H0613-Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences  
Working Conditions
Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://wayne.edu/coronavirus
Typical work environment may include a laboratory and/ or office environment. May require working non-standard business hours including evenings and weekends. May be required to travel to scientific conferences.
 
Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Perform laboratory based scientific techniques or clinical/population science (human subjects) research. Design and perform experiments, recruit participants for studies by developing surveys and interviewing candidates. Participate in implementing research objectives, ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory and protocol guidelines. Assist staff with experiments/research protocols as required. Communicate with principal investigator and Postdoctoral scholars/fellows on the status of research.
Collect and log laboratory results, clinical outcomes and/or survey data. Evaluate and perform data analysis using graphs, charts or tables to highlight the key points of the research results collected in accordance with the research protocols as stipulated. Proofread and edit research data and documents to ensure accuracy.
Assist principal investigator with writing methods and summarizing/organizing data to be used in preparing and presenting presentations for professional, scientific and academic conferences and submittal to academic and scholarly peer-reviewed journals.
Maintain the laboratory work areas including routine maintenance on laboratory equipment as required. Order and organize required research supplies and records. Maintain cleanliness and organization of work station.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
 
Unique Duties
Assist faculty members who conduct clinical research projects in the WSU Psychiatry department's Substance Abuse Research Division.
Duties/responsibilities include: contacting and interviewing patients and research volunteers, obtaining informed consent, compensating volunteers, administering questionnaires and computerized performance tasks, conducting clinical interviews, measuring physiological signs (e.g. HR, BP, oxygen saturation, pupil size, EEG), observing and documenting drug administration, assisting with neuromodulation and neuroimaging procedures, collecting and testing biological specimens (urine, saliva, blood) for toxicology and biomarker testing, ordering equipment and supplies, data entry and management, extracting clinical information from paper and electronic medical records, and other tasks as assigned.
Perform laboratory based scientific techniques or clinical/population science (human subjects) research. Design and perform experiments, recruit participants for studies by developing surveys and interviewing candidates. Participate in implementing research objectives, ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory and protocol guidelines.
Assist staff with experiments/research protocols as required. Communicate with principal investigator and Postdoctoral scholars/fellows on the status of research.
Collect and log laboratory results, clinical outcomes and/or survey data. Evaluate and perform data analysis using graphs, charts or tables to highlight the key points of the research results collected in accordance with the research protocols as stipulated.
Proofread and edit research data and documents to ensure accuracy.
Assist principal investigator with writing methods and summarizing/organizing data to be used in preparing and presenting presentations for professional, scientific and academic conferences and submittal to academic and scholarly peer-reviewed journals.
Maintain the laboratory work areas including routine maintenance on laboratory equipment as required. Order and organize required research supplies and records.
 
Qualifications
Bachelor's degree
Bachelor's degree in a related field of study, preferred. Requires advanced knowledge predominantly intellectual in character in a field of science or learning acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction.
Entry level (less that a year of job-related experience)
Experience performing basic research techniques or interacting with human subjects, preferred.
 
Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field.
Experience performing basic research techniques or interacting with human subjects, preferred.
 
Testing Requirements
Not Applicable  
Test Scheduling
 
Job Type
Full or Fractional Time  
Job Category
Research Assistants/Associates  

Fiscal Year of Job Open Date
2022  
Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)

08-22-2022  
Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)

Until Suitable Candidate is Found
Is this position reposted?
No  
Reposting Reason:
None (New Posting)  

Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.  
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