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Research Support Specialist

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Research Support Specialist-1803537

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): Bachelor's degree (or foreign equivalent or higher) in Psychology, Biology, Neuroscience, or related field. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree (or foreign equivalent or higher). Experience working on a research study or with patients. Experience with scientific publications or presentations. Experience with Microsoft Office.

Brief Description of Duties: The Research Support Specialist (RSS) will be part of a study team dedicated to improving the lives of those with mental illness. The RSS will collaborate with clinicians, image analysts and researchers in the Center for Understanding Biology using Imaging Technology (CUBIT). Within CUBIT, multiple brain imaging studies, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and other funding agencies, are performed in order to better understand, diagnose and treat psychiatric illnesses like major depressive disorder. The RSS will directly interact with study participants, including recruiting participants, performing screenings and scheduling participant appointments. The RSS will accompany participants to imaging appointments at Stony Brook Medicine, including Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans. These PET and MRI images allow examination of brain structure and function, including neurotransmitter systems. The RSS will also carefully maintain participant data in an electronic and written form (database and documents) and ensure compliance with all Institutional Review Board policies.
The CUBIT environment is cutting-edge, collaborative and educational. The role of the RSS is critical in ensuring a calm and pleasant experience for all participants. As such, the RSS is a critical part of the study team. The RSS must have excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as the ability to multi-task. Following their CUBIT experience and training, those in the RSS position have high success rates in acceptance to doctoral programs, nursing and medical school.

  • Recruiting and screening of healthy controls and depressed subjects, including meeting with / presenting the study to clinicians at Stony Brook and surrounding areas.
  • Tracking and contacting patients for appointments, including with psychologists and psychiatrists. Accompanying participants to imaging appointments.
  • Preparing and distributing agendas, meeting notices, meetings minutes, etc. Attending study operations meetings.
  • Monitoring of research charts and database entry. Monitoring and assisting with the acquisition of imaging data and study protocols
  • Preparing Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol submissions and updates.
  • Other duties as assigned including conducting a review of the relevant literature, guided by research personnel and aiding in setting up new imaging studies.
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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About Stony Brook:

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 27, 2018
Posting End Date: Dec 11, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: To be completed prior to posting
Salary Grade: N11

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Posted: 11/28/2018
Application Due: 1/27/2019
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