William James College is seeking a Research Assistant. This is a full time position reporting to the Associate Vice President for Research.
Provides assistance in support of research activities under close supervision. Performs routine social/behavioral science research and data management activities and procedures. The RA will provide research/administrative assistance to the following subunits:
Program Development, Monitoring & Evaluation
Clinical Outcome Research & Evaluation Project
HRSA Consortium Internship
IRB and other tasks as assigned
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
To conduct systematic literature reviews (use online library databases, save the results in a reference/citation database, summarize results for presentation)
Assist in the development of standard data collection instruments (e.g., paper and online surveys, interviews, observation schedules, focus group guides, topic agendas)
Perform a variety of routine data collection procedures (implement online surveys, assist in recruitment, obtaining informed consent, administering protocols, conducting interviews, making direct observations, abstracting secondary data from existing records, taking notes, etc.)
Perform a variety of routine data management procedures (e.g., coding raw data, data entry, importing/exporting data across platforms, producing basic reports, data cleaning, database maintenance)
Perform basic quantitative data analysis (basic descriptive statistics and bivariate analyses; multivariate experience a plus)
Perform basic qualitative data analysis to organize and analyze data for thematic content
Assist in the preparation of grant proposals, reports, presentations and manuscripts for publication
Maintains center records, reports and files as required
Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops as needed
Attends meetings as required
Maintains established institutional and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs and safety standards
Consistently applies the institution’s values of respect, honesty and fairness and the pursuit of excellence in improving the social and behavioral health status of people, institutions and communities.
Maintains collaborative team relationships with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the working group’s achievement of goals, and to help foster a positive work environment
Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed
JOB KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of social/behavioral science research methods, principles, ethics
Knowledge of program evaluation helpful
Knowledge of any of the following is helpful: program evaluation, health services, public health promotion, disease prevention interventions, professional education, institutional research
Ability to perform basic data management tasks (data coding, entry, cleaning, maintenance)
Ability to perform basic data analysis and reporting (in words, numbers and graphics)
Experience using quantitative data analysis software helpful (e.g., SPSS); experience with qualitative software also helpful (e.g., Atlas.ti, nVivo)
Experience using reference manager software (e.g., EndNote, Zotero)
Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
0-2 years’ experience in research-related activities
Experience working in an academic environment and/or institutional research setting desirable
An equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.
LICENSES, ETC. :
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES:
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
May be subject to increased hours to meet deadlines
William James College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is a community that embraces multiculturalism. As such, persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Ellen Collins, Director of Human Resources, at HR@williamjames.edu.
William James College is an independent graduate college of psychology that educates culturally sensitive professionals to improve the mental health of individuals and organizations. William James College emphasizes experiential education and attracts developing professionals eager to become leaders and to advance mental health care.