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Research Specialist (Youth and Family Research Program)

Description

The Youth and Family Research Program seeks to be an inclusive and safe space for all staff and participants. We value diversity and are committed to rectifying longstanding inequities with research and academia. We conduct high quality research with the goal of understanding the causes, course, prevention, and treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related behavioral health problems, alcoholism, and drug addictions across the life cycle.

The Research Specialist will be responsible for all aspects of enrolling participants in a NIAAA funded longitudinal research study. Tasks include recruiting and consenting participants, collecting data by phone and web-based platforms, managing and protecting data, and processing participant payments. The Research Specialist will work closely with the study coordinator and the project team, as well as collaborate with other members of the Youth and Family Research Program. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, can receive and integrate feedback to acquire new skills, with high attention to detail. This person will be self-directed, highly organized and detail-oriented. They will be able to successfully manage competing demands. Experience of understanding socio-historically based structural discrimination that affect people of color is preferred. Knowledge of stigma and discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community is strongly preferred. Familiarity with research on implicit bias is strongly preferred.

This position is grant funded.   

Purpose:

  • 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.

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.
  • Understanding of the socio-historically based structural discrimination that affect people of color preferred.
  • Knowledge of stigma and discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community preferred.
  • Familiarity with research on implicit bias preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

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

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