Research Assistant 1 HSS (Farmington)


: $76,040.00 - $129,110.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

Position Focus:

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigators and/or Project Manager the Research Assistant will support multiple studies involving pregnant women with substance use disorders. Studies take place at the obstetrical clinics at Yale New Haven Hospital sites around the New Haven area. The research assistant will be responsible for recruiting, scheduling, and conducting structured interviews with study participants. They will also be responsible for obtaining study consent, administering questionnaires, collecting urine toxicology specimens and breathalyzer carbon monoxide levels, coordinating with hospital and clinical staff and carrying out other study procedures as needed. In addition, they will administer monetary compensation to study participants. The research assistant will aid in data entry and management. They will be handling sensitive information and documents in compliance with HIPPAA, Yale and good clinical practice guidelines.

Must have a driver's license and access to a motor vehicle.

Essential Duties

1. Researches and collects data through site or home visit intakes; library research; structured interviews; or through other means for designated research assignments. 2. Records and compiles information related to research data. Codes data accordingly to research specifications. Uses a computer terminal to input and retrieve data and to generate reports. 3. Processes and summarizes data using scientific or statistical techniques. Assists in data interpretation and analyses. Reports on status of research activities. 4. Recruits study participants and ensures that subject recruitment and follow-up are completed per protocol procedures. 5. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. May assist in designing, developing, and modifying research experiments, procedures, or survey instruments. May assist research and support staff. 6. Performs additional functions incidental to research activities.

Required Education and Experience

Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability conducting human subjects research and the ability to work with a wide range of individuals including clinical populations and maintain professionalism.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Ability to work in a fast-paced setting, across several sites in the New Haven area, with a proven ability to manage several projects simultaneously.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Intermediate to advanced computer skills including Excel.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills.Ability to work independently with self-initiative.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Must have a driver's license and access to a motor vehicle.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Bachelor's degree in a related field. Prior knowledge of substance use disorders preferred. Experience with programming andQualtrics.

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check.

Associated topics: aseptic, cytometry, healthcare, histology, microbiological, nutritionist, pharmaceutical, pharmacology, pharmacy, physiology * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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