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Research Associate II
at Coda Automotive
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
- 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;
- 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.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- 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.
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 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.