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Research Assistant - Dept. of Psychiatry

Wayne State University

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Research Assistant - Dept. of Psychiatry
Detroit, MI, United States
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Research Assistant - Dept. of Psychiatry

Wayne State University is searching for an experienced Research Assistant - Dept. of Psychiatry at its Detroit campus location.

Wayne State is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities which prepare students for success in a global society.

Essential functions (job duties):

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, provide scientific and technical assistance to
complete laboratory based, clinical or population science research.  May assist in writing research protocols and in manuscript preparation.  Design and perform research protocols independently or as directed through training in more difficult or specialized procedures to meet the needs of the research protocol.

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.

Unique duties:

The following are examples of typical duties. Other duties may be assigned. •?Recruits, screens, identifies, contacts, and interviews participants to obtain data for assigned research projects. •?Interviews may be conducted in person, in a clinical setting, the subject's residence, or by telephone. • May abstract data from the participant's medical record. •?Schedules appointments, obtains consent forms, explains the study to the participant and collects data. • May observe participants and record results of observation through written ????????documentation or video recording. •?Edits completed questionnaires for completeness, legibility and accuracy. •?Follows up with participants to obtain missing data or clarify existing data. • Designs forms, worksheets and study questionnaires. • May code and enter data into a database. • Under general supervision, performs a variety of defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, including but not limited to biospecimen collection, neuroimaging, and psychophysiological testing. • May be required to participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory and media preparation. • Maintains records, files and logs of work performed in laboratory notebooks and computer databases. •?Compiles data and records results of studies for publications, grants and seminar presentations. •?Performs related responsibilities as required by principal investigator.


Education   Bachelor's degree
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.  
Experience   Entry level (less that a year of job-related experience)
Experience performing basic research techniques or interacting with human subjects, preferred. 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
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.

Preferred qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. • BS or BA in a related subject discipline. •?Written and oral communication skills. • The ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds


H06 - School of Medicine

Primary department:

H0613 - Psychiatry

Employment type:
  • Regular Employee
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Job category: Research

Funding/salary information:
  • Compensation type: Annual Salary
  • Hourly rate:
  • Salary minimum:
  • Salary hire maximum: $35,568

Working conditions:

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.

Job openings:
  • Number of openings: 1
  • Reposted position: No
  • Reposted reason: None (New Requisition)
  • Prior posting/requisition number:

Background check requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the university will inform you if a background check is required.

Equal employment opportunity statement:

Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Wayne State University
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Detroit, MI * 48202

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