Research Support Specialist

Stony Brook, NY
Jun 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Research Support Specialist-1701598

Required Qualifications: (As Evidenced by an Attached Resume)

Bachelor degree in psychology or related field. Clinical research experience or experience working with individuals with psychiatric disorders.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with electronic data collection software

Brief Description of Duties:

  • The Research Support Specialist (RSS) will support PET and MRI brain imaging clinical research studies of psychiatric disorders.
  • The RSS will directly interact with study participants, including recruiting participants, performing initial medical and psychiatric screenings performing phlebotomy and EKGs and scheduling participant appointments.
  • The RSS will also accompany participants to PET and MRI scans, which may require occasional travel.
  • The RSS will also maintain the integrity of collected data in an electronic database and maintain the study protocol documents and compliance with all Institutional Review Board policies.
  • Recruit, screen and schedule research participants.
  • Assist during participant appointments, including phlebotomy/EKGs ( To be trained and certified in performing EKGs after being hired).
  • Accompany participants to PET and MRI scans.
  • Maintain collected data in an electronic database.
  • Maintain study protocol documents and IRB compliance.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Special Notes: FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

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    Official Job Title: Research Support Specialist
    Job Field: Research Professional / Technical
    Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
    Department/Hiring Area: Psychiatry-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
    Schedule: Full-time Variable varyPsychiatry-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
    Posting Start Date: Jun 7, 2017
    Posting End Date: Jun 21, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
    Salary: $32,000-$38,000
    Salary Grade: N11


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