Posting Summary: The Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia is seeking a Research Specialist to support research in the Center for Diabetes Technology (CDT) located at the Fontaine Research Park. The incumbent provides support for research efforts and assists CDT Principal Investigators by organizing data from clinical trials, applying existing data treatments onto data and collating results, and modifying treatments as per PIs instruction. In addition, the incumbent participates in project specific and center wide weekly technical meetings.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field. A minimum of one year of relevant research experience is preferred.
This position is restricted and is contingent upon availability of funding.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: None
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: At least one year of experience in scientific, experimentation, and research techniques applicable to the branch of science involved.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Demonstrated knowledge of a specific area of subject matter expertise. 2. Ability to synthesize information, provide advice, and address needs independently. 3. Ability to formulate research methods. 4. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication in daily interactions. 5. Proven ability to clearly articulate specific information in area of subject matter expertise. 6. Ability to present information in multiple forums to a range of audiences. 7. Ability to work independently or as part of a team and to work with senior leaders to accomplish goals. 8. Ability to grasp the University's educational mission, strategic aims, and programs. 9. Ability to resolve problems. 10. Ability to work accurately with attention to detail. 11. Ability to sort and compile data. 12. Ability to design charts and diagrams. 13.Ability to troubleshoot basic computer-related problems.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of Type 1 Diabetes and Artificial Pancreas research.
Required Computer Applications: MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Preferred Computer Applications: MS SharePoint, migration to integrative computing; Access for database design, and installation. MS Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
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