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Clinical Research Asst 32664

Under the general supervision of the laboratory director Dr. Carskadon and the daily direct supervision of the project coordinator the role of the Sleep Research Assistant (SRA) is to perform a variety of duties including form preparations various recruitment duties interactions with participants and their families and other duties necessary to perform research projects.
This full-time SRA position in our sleep research lab includes a variety of duties undertaken in performing our research projects. These duties include: attending study planning meetings activities involved in participant recruitment (writing and placing advertisements brochures flyers; conducting telephone interviews; performing screening of research volunteers and their families); preparing materials for in- lab studies (organizing protocols forms supplies orientation materials and so forth in advance of study); performing structured interviews with research participants and their families; performing procedures involved with collection of continuous activity recordings (initializing downloading and scoring actigraph data according to standard protocols); participating in data entry and error checking. Keeping current materials for the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects is another key responsibility. 
Establish and/or maintain study record for each participant. Interview patient and/or family to explain nature of study elicit cooperation and gather information to complete study questionnaire. Facilitate obtaining signed consent forms. May schedule patient interview to complete documentation. According to established protocol may administer standardized and non-standardized psychological tests such as intelligence tests.

May review medical records to abstract information necessary to complete forms. May request and follow-up on missing data such as laboratory test results and the like.

Monitor adherence to protocol. Follow-up with participant to correct or complete documentation.

In collaboration with the Data Specialist and/or Principal Investigator collect and organize patient data into an appropriate format to facilitate data entry and analysis. Enter study information into database.

Prepare relative graphs and charts of results of data gathered. Participate in quantitative and qualitative analysis of data.

May assist in planning research protocols or in first draft preparation of material for publication or presentation.

May coordinate activities of others assigned to research projects to interview participants to complete forms or to perform data entry duties.

Review literature pertaining to research being conducted in order to better understand project and to gather relevant information.

Performs independently within department policies and practices. Refers specific complex problems to supervisor where clarification of departmental policies and procedures may be required.
Other information:
Bachelor�s level degree in any of the life sciences.
Experience with sleep and circadian research methods is preferred.
Experience working with human volunteers and human participant recruitment. Familiarity with data/data file management computer data management programs and Macintosh computers is a plus. Additional training is provided. 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.  Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Location: Bradley Hospital USA:RI:East Providence
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Shift 1
Union: Non-Union