Clinical Research Assistant (Research Assistant 1)

Job Title: Clinical Research Assistant (Research Assistant 1)
Job ID: 2018511
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Posting

The Early Detection of Autism project, in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut, is recruiting a talented individual to join our team in a Lab coordinator capacity. The applicant will play a key role on an NIH-funded research project (PI: Deborah Fein, Ph.D.) investigating different ways of detecting autism in young children.

  1. Conducting phone screenings for eligible participants
  2. Scheduling the travel and study visits for families
  3. Participating in evaluation of young children
  4. Serving as a liaison between University of Connecticut and our collaborators at Drexel Autism Institute and the MIND Institute
  5. Entering data into the Drexel master database
  6. Managing the study website and social media accounts
  7. Coordinating Institutional Review Board documents
  8. Organizing study team meetings
  9. Attending training meetings with Dr. Fein at pediatric offices around the state
  10. Serving as liaison to the early intervention agencies providing therapy to diagnosed children

  1. B.A. in a relevant field, such as Psychology or Cognitive Science
  2. Proven experience in settings that require attention to detail and multi-tasking
  3. Strong interpersonal skills
  4. Strong organizational skills
  5. Experience working with individuals with autism
  6. Experience calling families to discuss research participation


This will be a 40-hours per week, 11-month, annually renewable position, with an expected commitment of two years. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The start date is flexible, but prefer as soon as possible.


Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a CV, and the contact information for three professional references via UConn Jobs,, Staff Positions. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018511)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 12, 2018.

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