Research Assistant - Restoring Mental Health
The Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology (CfNN) at the Providence VA Medical Center is seeking a Research Assistant (RA) to join our multidisciplinary research team under the direction of Focus Area 2 (FA2, Restoring Mental Health) lead, Noah S. Philip, MD.
The RA supports all aspects of the research project(s) performing clinical, research, technical and administrative duties including: study recruitment, screening and interviewing research participants, collecting data using neuroimaging techniques, and performing clinical assessments as detailed in the study protocol(s). The position requires careful attention to detail in reviewing study data, and reliable execution of other study related tasks as assigned by the Principal Investigator(s), Team Leader, Regulatory Manager and/or multi-site Project Coordinator(s). The RA is responsible for maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of research data and also serves as the focal point for interactions among the research participants enrolled in the project(s).
Some responsibilities include:
· Responsible for managing study participant processing and flow from initial recruitment, informed consent and enrollment, to referral to the appropriate intervention arm of the study (if applicable), follow-up assessments and reimbursements.
· Using neuroimaging techniques, such as electroencephalography (EGG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to acquire study data.
· Interacts with Veterans with receiving care, of involved in research, for/related to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, suicidality, and other mental health disorders.
· Develops and maintains Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) specific to research projects.
· Conducts surveys using standardized survey instruments or specific assessment tools.
· Enters research data into data sets per research protocol(s) and established SOPs.
· Operates specialized research equipment and assists with coordinating use of shared devices.
· Prepares and maintains Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions and documentation, and other required regulatory documentation.
· Maintains integrity and confidentiality of data and private health information.
· Required: BA/BS degree in psychology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or related field.
· Previous human subject research experience in a psychology, neuroscience, or other research setting.
· Knowledge of computer software (e.g., Endnote, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), other related statistical software packages, and electronic databases including PubMed.
· Good organizational skills, good interpersonal skills, ability to work independently.
A criminal and educational background check is required. This position is not telework eligible.