The full-time Research Assistant (RA) will provide professional level research to guide and support a study funded by the Department of Defense that is led by Co-Principal Investigators in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The project aims to 1) understand the potential demand for Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (VCA), among military veterans; and 2) to develop a shared decision-making process that will help this vulnerable group and their family caregivers make treatment decisions and optimize the results of VCA.
The research assistant's primary responsibilities are the recruitment and consent of military veterans, family caregivers, and healthcare providers, conducting semi-structured telephone and virtual interviews, transcribing audio-/video-recordings, qualitative coding, data entry, and maintaining research files. The RA may also be responsible in assisting in the supervision of undergraduate research assistants and interns. The incumbent will also assist in compiling materials for periodic reporting and IRB submissions. Reporting to the Director of Research Operations, the research assistant will assume other duties as needed, such as assisting with grant applications and manuscript submissions.
Required Education and Experience:
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree and at least 6 months experience in the social sciences, health services research, public health, or related field. Demonstrated experience with data collection and analysis for grant-funded, social/behavioral research is also required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and Abilities:
* Ability to recruit study participants from hard-to-reach populations for social/behavioral research * Experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection, such as surveys, questionnaires, and interviews * Experience with quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and corresponding software * Strong oral communication skills * Ability to collect, synthesize and present data for periodic reporting and IRB submission * Comfort with clinicians and ability to learn and understand clinical information * Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks and planning * Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to adhere to deadlines * Proficiency in MS Office Suite applications and ability to master other computer applications * Availability to work to a flexible schedule to conduct interviews at the convenience of study participants * Experience in academically oriented internet research databases (e.g. PubMed) and software (e.g. Mendeley).
* Experience with human subjects research in organ donation/transplantation * Experience with vulnerable and underserved populations
This is a grant funded position.
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