The University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine has an exciting and challenging opportunity to join the Family Informed Trauma Treatment Center in the Department of Psychiatry. The main duty of the Research Assistant (RA) is work closely with research teams to conduct studies related to trauma and families. This includes screening and recruiting subjects for research studies. The RA will collect baseline and follow-up data from subjects including verification of eligibility; obtaining consent and enrollment; assuring accurate demographic information for follow-up. The RA will also monitor study procedures and compliance; establish and maintain database files, process, clean, code and enter data, and report on progress of programs, studies, and/or projects.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
This is a Contractual position
Perform data collection by conducting research interviews. Recruit and screen subjects for research studies. Collect baseline and follow-up data from subjects including verification of eligibility; obtaining consent and enrollment.
Coordinate study recruitment; monitor interviewers and procedures; establish and maintain database files and report on progress of programs, studies, and/or projects.
Conduct manualized one-on-one treatment intervention sessions regarding smoking cessation with study participants.
Perform administrative duties such as: providing training and guidance to interviewers, assisting in developing and submitting grants, papers, abstracts, manuscripts and presenting studies, developing protocol manuals and data collection instruments; participating in field visits, responding to requests and questions from individuals, institutions, government agencies, and funding agencies, and participating in the design of research studies.
May perform telephone interviews check validity and accuracy of data ensuring compliance with quality control requirements and clinical relevance.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology, or other social science field and experience in research. Master's degree is preferred. Preferred Experience: The ideal candidate will have previous research experience working with children and families with mental health concerns Other: Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.*
May require training related to occupational safety and health.
*Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate, or Bachelor's degree in unrelated field with at least one year of experience in a field directly related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate. Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Posses excellent organizational, writing and verbal skills. Computer skills include working knowledge of Microsoft office(Word, Excel, Access).
Possess knowledge of clinical recruitment and interviewing. Able to perform position in compliance with all requirements, regulations, and laws. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Skill in statistical interpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications. Ability to participate in the design of research studies and preparation of technical procedures and reports.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both verbal and written communications. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding. Ability to maintain confidentiality of subjects and information obtained.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers.
The Hiring Range for this position is in the low 40s, commensurate with education and experience.
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, globa...l health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.