Research Support: Conducts research examining factors which lead to excessive use of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances, causes of increased risk for development of substance use disorders, and the development of effective treatment interventions. Work on recruiting and screening of potential participants, conduct in-lab experimental alcohol challenge sessions, complete subject follow-up interviews, assist with data management and output, and perform computer-related functions (working with Microsoft Outlook scheduling of appointments, pulling information from Microsoft Access databases, running analysis with Statistica and SPSS, etc.).Subject Recruitment and Interviewing. Perform telephone interviews for study candidates. Place and manage study advertisements. Schedule and send reminder notifications to study candidates. Obtain informed consent. Perform in-person interviews for screening sessions.Subject Testing. Conduct alcohol challenge sessions with study participants, administering beverages consisting of a wide range of alcoholic content. Conduct smoking cue response studies, facilitating interaction between a study subject and research confederate. Obtain subject's questionnaires, take objective measures (carbon monoxide, breathalyzer, blood pressure), and conduct performance tasks (eye tracking, pegboard, symbol matching). Maintain standardization of all study testing procedures and methods. Subject Reimbursement Finances: Maintain record and manage petty cash. Submit petty cash receipts for reimbursement. Request, document and distribute subject compensation. Monitor and document study funds. Database Tasks: Maintain ongoing records of subject characteristics and demographics. Organize, file and download (to database) the recruitment file.
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