Research Support-deWit

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

20133 Psychiatry & Behav. Neurosci

About the Unit
The Department has is organized along Mission Lines.These mission lines are focusing in a variety of areas and strategic initiatives of the hospital including, but not limited to, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Supportive Psycho-oncology, Consultation Psychiatry, Palliative Care, Eating Disorders, Geriatrics, Woman's Health and general psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and children.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Conduct Research Sessions with research volunteers . Respond to telephone inquiries from potential research volunteers; schedule interviews; administer screening questionnaires; work closely with the faculty member and other laboratory personnel to monitor recruitment, maintain accurate and confidential records of participants; keep accurate records of inclusion and exclusion criteria; assist with data entry and data management; manage web-based recruitment and maintain recruiting website


  • Recruit and screen research volunteers: create and place newspaper, radio ads and posters ads, answer telephone and email inquiries to designate if potential subject is the proper candidate for designated studies.
  • Administer screening questionnaires, coordinate physical exams.
  • Schedule and conduct research sessions, administer capsules, measure blood pressure, heart rate, obtain saliva samples for cortisol assays, obtain and test urine for pregnancy and drug use, administer computerized questionnaires, oversee safety and well-being of subjects, respond appropriately in case of medical or psychiatric emergencies, obtain electrocardiograms.
  • Enter, manage and analyze computerized data on subjective drug effects, behavioral tasks, blood pressure, heart rate cortisol levels, coordinate functions with Clinical Research Center, prepare protocols for Institutional Review Board and Clinical Research Center, conduct preliminary data analysis.
  • Manage electronic records of research volunteers.
  • Schedule and coordinate orientation sessions to explain procedures, practice tests; coordinate activities of other laboratory members, maintain office and laboratory supplies and records of expenses.
  • Resolve problems with computers.
  • Perform other work duties as assigned

  • Interactive Communication

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:

  • High school diploma/GED required
  • Bachelor's degree preferred

  • Post secondary work experience in a field related to the research being conducted required
  • Background in psychology preferred

Technical Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word required
  • Excel, SPSS and be able to follow detailed protocols

Required Documents:

(NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.)
  • Resume and cover letter

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

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Health Screen Required?

Background Check Required?


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Full time

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Job No:
Posted: 2/23/2018
Application Due: 4/24/2018
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