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Research Support Specialist

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Research Support Specialist-1803468

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent or higher) in psychology or related field. Prior experience working with human subject research protocols. Knowledge of research methods demonstrated through coursework. Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working with substance using or abusing populations. Reliable transportation for recruitment purpose. Experience working with any clinical population. Experience with data entry. Experience handling and storing biological specimens. Knowledge of Suffolk country and the surrounding area for recruitment purposes. Brief Description of Duties:
Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Research Support Specialist will perform specifically assigned research activities with both addicted and non-addicted individuals.

  • Recruitment and participant retention: Facilitates subject enrollment by locating, recruiting and screening subjects from a variety of sources including detox facilities, community health centers, colleges and the general community.
  • Coordinates the preparation of interviews and other project-related materials by putting together case report forms and patient binders. Supports the research program by keeping records and ordering materials, office supplies, and laboratory supplies.
  • Scheduling and conducting screening interviews and weekly appointments including a thorough diagnostic interview with alcohol dependent women, smokers, and healthy control subjects and making clinical ratings using structured and semi-structured rating scales.
  • Conducts experimental testing of subjects during laboratory sessions, by obtaining ratings and physiological measures at specified time-points during the sessions and participates in processing of blood samples collected during the session. Assumes responsibility for processing blood samples, preparing for storage in -80 freezer and shipping of samples to laboratories of collaborators.
  • Ensures the accuracy and integrity of research data by maintaining accurate and confidential records of the research data findings.
  • Assesses subjects’ continued eligibility for studies and confirming self-reports of drug use by performing urine drug screens and breathalyzer samples and scheduling subjects for physical examinations.
  • Conducts weekly assessments of subjects in treatment studies including tracking and retention of subjects during the trial and for the follow-up periods.
  • Facilitates data management by processing the raw data into a data entry and management program. Conduct data entry and verification when needed. Assists in the maintenance of a tracking system to monitor study progress and recruitment efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Special Notes: The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.
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Long Island’s premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine represents Stony Brook University’s entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, the six Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 603 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children’s, with more than 180 pediatric specialists in 30 specialties, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region.

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Official Job Title: Research Support Specialist
Job Field: Allied Health
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 Day Shift 8-5Psychiatry-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: Nov 26, 2018
Posting End Date: Dec 10, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: $32,000 - $35,000/[email protected] CWE
Salary Grade: N11

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Posted: 11/27/2018
Application Due: 1/26/2019
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