Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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We are currently seeking a full-time Research Assistant to assist the study team in the conduct of clinical research activities for a federally-funded clinical trial evaluating the benefits of a non-medication treatment for insomnia (cognitive behavioral therapy [CBT]) in people with alcohol use disorder. The Research Assistant will assist with collection and management of patient and sleep laboratory data for this NIAAA-funded randomized controlled trial. Primary responsibilities will include assisting with recruitment, screening, and scheduling of potential study participants; helping to coordinate study visits consistent with the approved study protocol; collecting and assisting with entering data and updating study databases for future analysis; and assisting with literature searches and presentation of research findings.
The primary responsibilities of the Research Assistant will include, but are not limited to:
Conducting participant recruitment, screening, and obtaining informed consent. Tracking recruitment efforts in study database.
Scheduling and preparing materials for therapy study visits; scheduling and conducting study follow-up assessments.
Assisting project coordinator in completing and ordering materials; tracking research-related supplies
Collecting and entering data, updating study databases, completing daily study paperwork accurately, preparing therapy and assessment materials, following all research protocols and procedures
Conducting literature searches and reviews; assist with preparation of manuscripts and grant applications
Attending and planning for study team meetings
Candidates for this position must possess a bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, or a similar discipline, with evidence of course work or experience in Research Methods.
The candidate for this position must be able to:
Work well independently for extended periods, while receiving feedback from study coordinator and faculty investigators
Work flexible hours to accommodate recruitment needs of participants
Demonstrate high professionalism, with a strong ability to establish rapport with individuals at all levels across multiple fields
Demonstrate excellent organizational skills and a strong ability to keep accurate and detailed project records
Candidates must also possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, excellent time management skills, and good knowledge and facility with standard computer software packages (e.g., Microsoft Office, Adobe).
Candidates must have access to their own reliable transportation.
Some travel may be required.
Previous experience with clinical research in substance use/alcohol use preferred, but not required.
Experience with more advanced software packages (MATLAB, SAS, SPSS) and data platforms (e.g., RedCap, MiChart, OnCore) also desirable.
This will be a full-time position located at University of Michigan and will require some evenings/weekends. Daytime hours, but hours will need to be flexible to accommodate participant recruitment needs. Some evening and weekend work hours required.
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Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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