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Research Associate I

at Coda Automotive

Posted: 10/6/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 19efc774-3db4-4f8c-8032-2e3127bd03d8

Job Description




  • Recruit, screen, and evaluate suitability of potential study participants.
  • Work with study participants to schedule appointments and to identify and provide additional supports where needed.
  • Carry a Research cellphone overnight and/or on weekends as assigned
  • Provide on-site education to potential and existing provider partners and clinic staff for participant recruitment;
  • Provide research-based services strictly adhering to Good Clinical Practices.
  • Perform project-specific activities as required by the project protocol, which may include:
    • Observed medication dosing where grant protocol allows;
    • Observed collection of urine specimens when protocol requires;
    • Conducting CLIA-waived tests;
    • Follow compensation protocols for each project to ensure that each participant receives the appropriate compensation for their participation;
    • Collection and entering study data into electronic data capture system, identifying possible data errors and inconsistencies to ensure data integrity;
    • Conduct informed consents for study participants;
    • Travel to providers, clinics, and jails or prisons for participant recruitment and data collection.
  • Assist other CODA departments and divisions with activities when needed such as:
    • Data collection, entry and analyses of data from internal and external sources;
    • develop simple survey forms;
    • provide literature reviews and summaries.
  • Provide coverage for other research team members during an absence or assisting with a shared team responsibility.
  • Assist with developing project Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Participate in team meetings and team activities.
  • Achieve outcomes using methods that align with CODA’s mission and values: 


  • Communicate accurately and positively about recovery and the use of evidence-based treatments. 
  • Use data and science to identify barriers, overcome obstacles, and inform decisions.
  • Be financially responsible; avoid waste, document accurately, seek new opportunities to serve. 
  • Demonstrate compassion and respect for others.
  • Generate a sense of hope and optimism in your work.












This position has no supervisory responsibilities.






  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, other Life Science, Social Sciences, or a closely related area of study from an accredited academic institution.
  • 20-hours course work or training in applied research methods.COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
  • Ability to apply methods, systems, and procedures of clinical research in a logical, systematic, and sequential approach.
  • Ability to provide accurate data management.
  • Ability to operate a computer including proficiency with MS Office programs and proficiency with electronic data capture system applications.
  • Ability to maintain professional communications and boundaries while managing complex situations and interacting with individuals diagnosed with substance use or co-occurring conditions.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness.
  • Ability to work independently yet cohesively with the research department team, maintaining effective professional working relationships and clear lines of communication.
  • Ability to work within technical and behavioral guidelines required by funding agency, e.g. HIPAA, conflict of interest, confidentiality, Good Clinical Practices, etc.
  • Applicants must have excellent oral and written interpersonal skills and the ability to resolve myriad unanticipated study participant conflicts while maintaining professional boundaries.



  • A valid Oregon or Washington Driver’s License.
  • CPR certification within 90 days of hire.
  • Crisis prevention certification (such as CPI) within 90 days of hire.
  • Completion of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations training within 2 weeks of employment.



  • Must be able to work at a computer station for prolonged periods; including reading from a monitor, typing on a keyboard, using a mouse, answering telephones, opening and closing heavy file drawers, and routinely reaching and handling objects.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. occasionally.
  • Perform CPR for 15 minutes continuously.
  • Must be able to utilize personal protective equipment and follow safety procedures while interacting directly with patients and working in a laboratory environment, including handling of laboratory specimens and laboratory equipment.
  • Must be able to travel independently to alternate worksites on short notice.


CODA is an equal opportunity employer with a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply