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Research Associate I
at Coda Automotive
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
- 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.
SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- 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.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
- 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.