Research Asst at U. Washington in trauma

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH STUDY ASSISTANT for the Harborview-based Trauma Survivors Outcomes and Support Research Program. The Trauma Survivors Outcomes and Support Program currently supports a 24 site nationwide clinical trial that aims to develop and implement screening and intervention for injured trauma survivors suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related comorbidity. The research program also supports Harborview-based single site screening and intervention studies for PTSD and comorbidity.

As Research Assistant the individual will perform the following duties:

  • Conduct telephone follow-up interviews: Schedules, tracks, and conducts interviews either over the telephone or in person with provider and/or patient research subjects.  Maintains confidentiality of subject records.
  • Conduct standardized patient role-plays over telephone with study participants used to inform trial intervention training and assess training outcomes.
  • Enter and manage data: Enter and manage data from interviews into the database according to project protocol. Uses SPSS and Microsoft Excel to manage data. The research assistant will also manipulate data, at time with the
    assistance/supervision of study senior researchers or statistical staff. Data will be entered by the research assistant into charts and graphs; the research assistant may also use derived data from analyses to assist with the preparation of graphs, tables, charts and illustrations for manuscripts, grant and conference presentations.
  • Recruit patient and provider study subjects for study participation: Approaches potential subjects in person or over the telephone explains the study procedures and obtains informed consent.  Screens subjects and conducts
    structured interviews according to study protocol.
  • Assist with human subject reports including development and editing of human subject applications and consent materials in compliance with applicable regulations; prepares progress reports. The research assistant may also be involved in questions related to maintaining IRB renewals and obtaining the information required for updating IRB reports as well.
  • Complete and assist in tasks related to engagement, follow-up, and retention of the 24s site in the study protocol. This may include: scheduling site/investigator calls, completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.
  • Plan, coordinate and ensure the PI’s schedule related to site visits and site supervision calls is proactively thought through and followed, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns and proactively bring these issues to the principal investigator’s attention.
  • Assist in the preparation of miscellaneous letters and research reports, including creating tables, and charts, and editing and drafting report content.
  • Assist in literature reviews for research projects and manuscripts.
  • Maintain project and data filing systems.
  • Maintain PI, co-investigator, and staff CVs, biosketches, and manuscript  reprints
  • Two years of college level course work in a relevant academic area AND one  year of appropriate experience OR equivalent education/experience.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at one time.
  • Ability to take direction and work independently, as well as communicate effectively within a team environment.
  • Ability to produce quality work in a timely manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills and great attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree (or near completion of degree) in a related area, such as premedical, psychology, or other behavioral science specialty.
  • Experience on a research team.
  • Computer skills with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and SPSS.

Job ad and application process found here


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