Research Technician I

Location
Newark, DE
Posted
Jun 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

Job Title: Research Technician I
Job ID: 103911
Location: Newark, DE


Deadline: Open until filled


Pay Grade: 26N


BACKGROUND: The Center for Assessment Research and Translation aims to improve the quality of healthcare and quality of life for children and adults with chronic conditions by improving patient assessment tools and practices. In particular, our team of psychologists and psychometricians study the science and practice of outcomes measurement in rehabilitation medicine. The Center is funded through multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), and the Department of Defense (DoD). The Research Assistant will work with the research team of scientific investigators and research staff.

CONTEXT OF THE JOB: The Research Technician is an entry level position as a member of the research staff at the Center. The Research Technician will be involved in handling materials and data related to the funded projects of the Center. The Research Technician will work with Principal Investigators to accomplish tasks and is under the day-to-day supervision of the Center Director. This position is located at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Prepare materials and assemble materials needed for funded research and associated meetings.
  2. Perform and assist with qualitative and quantitative data analyses including coding, and dissemination materials.
  3. Under supervision of investigator, collect data by performing patient interviews as required and testing.
  4. For collaborative and ART specific studies, monitor accruals, track data, and maintain records of data.
  5. Provide assistant to investigators by clean data and perform quality control checks.
  6. Provide assistance in developing data collection platform (e.g., REDCap, Assessment Center) for studies.
  7. Organize literature reviews required by funded projects and principal investigators.
  8. Prepare visuals (graphs, tables), monitor references, and help with formatting to communicate the data for presentations and journal publications.
  9. Assist in writing and preparing project deliverables.
  10. Support investigators in grant preparation including preparation of tables and figures, organizing adjunct material like biosketchs, letters of support, etc), and proofreading content.
  11. Support researchers in accomplishing the tasks of various research projects according to project timelines.
  12. Adhere to Good Clinical Practice, and perform all work under HIPAA and IRB regulations.
  13. Complete the Human Subjects training as well as other trainings expected of University of Delaware employees.


SKILLS DESIRED:
  1. Organizational skills
  2. Comfort in working with a variety of software packages for data entry and recordkeeping and willingness to learn new software
  3. Able to follow directions
  4. Attentive to the details for checking your own work and proofreading materials developed by others.
  5. Ability to multi-task, working on several projects simultaneously
  6. Ability to communicate well and work with others as a member of a team
  7. High level of writing skills


QUALIFICATIONS: An undergraduate degree in Psychology, Educational Studies, Disabilities Studies, Health Sciences, or related field is preferred. Experience with research, and literature searches. Proficiency in MS Word and Excel is required as is a willingness to learn new software programs as needed for various projects; experience using statistical analysis programs such as SPSS or graphic or web design programs is a plus.

The successful applicant should have excellent communication and writing skills, organizational skills, independence, and must work well as a member of a team. The candidate must be able to be complete the Human Subjects training and be certified if not already.

FUNDING FOR POSITION: This position is externally funded and continuation is contingent upon the availability of funding.

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