Research Assistant Â
Number of Vacancies
06 - School of Medicine Â
H0609-Internal Medicine Â
Typical work environment may include a laboratory and/ or office environment. May require working non-standard business hours including evenings and weekends. May be required to travel to scientific conferences.
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Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Perform laboratory based scientific techniques or clinical/population science (human subjects) research. Design and perform experiments, recruit participants for studies by developing surveys and interviewing candidates. Participate in implementing research objectives, ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory and protocol guidelines. Assist staff with experiments/research protocols as required. Communicate with principal investigator and Postdoctoral scholars/fellows on the status of research.
Collect and log laboratory results, clinical outcomes and/or survey data. Evaluate and perform data analysis using graphs, charts or tables to highlight the key points of the research results collected in accordance with the research protocols as stipulated. Proofread and edit research data and documents to ensure accuracy.
Assist principal investigator with writing methods and summarizing/organizing data to be used in preparing and presenting presentations for professional, scientific and academic conferences and submittal to academic and scholarly peer-reviewed journals.
Maintain the laboratory work areas including routine maintenance on laboratory equipment as required. Order and organize required research supplies and records. Maintain cleanliness and organization of work station.
Perform other related duties as assigned. Â
The sleep research team under Dr. Safwan Badr (Department of Internal Medicine, Division of
Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine) is looking to hire a Research Assistant. This research
role is expected to do participant recruitment for two sleep apnea research studies. This will
consist of screening medical records, making phone calls (cold calling), and conducting
preliminary screening interviews on the phone and scheduling appointments. The role will be
full-time and expected to be majority in-person.
Screening medical records, making phone calls (cold calling), and conducting preliminary
screening interviews on the phone and scheduling appointments. The role will be
expected to be majority in-person. The sleep research team has a variety of projects and
grants, and schedule flexibility is expected. As the role expands this may mean working a
flexible shift as demanded by participant scheduling. Â
Bachelor's degree in a related field of study, preferred. Requires advanced knowledge predominantly intellectual in character in a field of science or learning acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction.
Entry level (less that a year of job-related experience)
Experience performing basic research techniques or interacting with human subjects, preferred.
Ability to work independently. Ability to analyze, summarize and interpret research findings and
data in reports and spreadsheets and communicate results. Knowledge of scientific integrity
principles. Excellent time management and organization skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment. Microsoft office software skills. Â
Bachelor's degree in related field.
? Prior research/clinical experience, and/or customer service experience preferred
? Good computer skills, excellent verbal communication skills
? Must be flexible, independent, a team player, and organized with high attention to detail and ability to follow standard operating procedures Â
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