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Research Specialist

Description

Purpose:
The Research Specialist will serve as the primary point-of contact and phone screener for research participants (adolescents and young adults at clinical high-risk for psychosis) in 4 NIMH-funded research studies in the Department of Psychiatry. In addition, the person in this role will conduct clinical interviews (with supervision) to determine eligibility for research studies, manage databases for screening and participant tracking, and will monitor long-term follow up and scheduling.


This position is grant funded.


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).
  • Develop, maintain, and update system in REDCap for tracking participants’ contact and recruitment efforts.
  • Follow participants through study completion, including monitoring follow-up and scheduling.
  • Provide clinical referrals, information, and resources to current and/ or potential participants.
  • Collaborate with senior research personnel regarding recruitment, data collection, outcomes of interviews, reports according to the needs of the study.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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.
  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience with REDCap or other data management programs is preferred.
  • Prior experience conducting assessments with consumers in a research or mental health setting is preferred.
     

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