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Research Associate II

at Coda Automotive

Posted: 9/21/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 7916ff74-1817-4b27-b181-9e5ca9631669

Job Description




  • Provide grant oversight by monitoring budgets and project timelines to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • 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;
  • Develop project Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Depending on the requirement of the specific project, the RA II may be required to:


    • Participate in the project design;
    • Participate in the development of survey research instruments;
    • Develop participant recruitment strategies;
    • Travel to providers, clinics, jails or prisons for participant recruitment and data collection;
    • Collect data from a variety of sources;
    • Observe medication dosing where grant protocol allows;
    • Observe collection of urine specimens when protocol requires;
    • Conduct CLIA-waived tests;
    • Extract from, edit and enter study data into electronic data capture sources;
    • Analyze data in appropriate statistical packages, including cleaning, logic checks;
    • Provide summary of preliminary findings and participate in manuscript preparation;
    • Provide data analyses requiring a higher level of technical expertise;
    • Develops, displays, and maintains data in graphs, summary tables, and charts;
    • Manuscript preparation.


  • Oversee project work of data entry, and support staff for accuracy and completeness; may assist in training RA I or support staff in the conduct of surveys and other job functions.
  • Provide statistical guidance, including power estimates and analyses, in grant and project design preparation.
  • Provide research-based services strictly adhering to Good Clinical Practices.
  • Respond to CODA data requests for project development.
  • Provide guidance to other CODA departments and divisions regarding their research needs including:


    • Survey form development;
    • Data collection;
    • Analyses;
    • Summaries;
    • Presentations.


  • Cover for other research team members during an absence or assisting with a shared team responsibility.


  • 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.



  • Master of Science, Master of Public Health, Master of Science Public Health, (MA; MS; MS; MScPH; MSPH) or comparable degree with a completed thesis in epidemiology, biostatistics, health care research, social sciences (e.g., psychology, education, etc.) or a similar concentration from an accredited program.



  • 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 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 maintain professional communications and boundaries while managing complex situations and interacting with individuals diagnosed with substance use or co-occurring conditions.
  • Ability to perform advanced statistical analysis.
  • Ability to operate a computer including proficiency with MS Office programs and proficiency in advanced statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS, STATA, REDCap, etc. as well as electronic data capture systems.
  • Applicants must have excellent oral and written interpersonal skills and the ability to resolve myriad unanticipated study participant conflicts while maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Ability to work within technical and behavioral guidelines required by funding agency, e.g. HIPAA, conflict of interest, confidentiality, Good Clinical Practices, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate both orally and written for health research, in particular epidemiologic, applications. Completed thesis or publications will demonstrate competency.


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