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Research Specialist

Description

Purpose:
The purpose of this research project is to examine stimulant diversion (sharing, selling or trading of prescribed medication) and potential risk factors for diversion in young adults diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in either childhood or adulthood. The incumbent will develop skills in sample recruitment and maintenance, survey development and programming, and data management. The incumbent will independently execute job functions for research protocol(s). Collect and gather research data for research project.

Responsibilities:
  • Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s) including recruitment, scheduling appointments, obtaining written consent forms, collecting data by conducting phone or face to face interviews for research project(s).
  • Collaborate with senior research personnel regarding recruitment, data collection, outcomes of interviews, reports according to the needs of the study.
This position is grant funded.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in psychology, neuroscience, sociology or related research field.
  • Minimum of one year of work experience in a research project and/or related clinical setting is required.
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required. Be proficient in Microsoft Office applications and ideally have experience with Qualtrics and SPSS.

  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.
  • Have prior experience with subject recruitment, data collection, and/or sample maintenance.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills (this job is primarily texting, emailing, calling participants).
  • Be extremely flexible (some evening and weekend from home required).
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

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