Research Assistant 2 (Job # 8973)
Working under general supervision, the Research Assistant 2 will plan and carry out projects in accordance with general plans to provide regular full-time research support to the multi-year, NIH-funded research grant “Framework for Advances in Reprogenomics Ethics and Regulation (FAIRER).” Duties include recruiting participants, maintaining databases of recruitment efforts, conducting semi-structured in-depth interviews, coding and analyzing qualitative data, and collecting and compiling additional data and literature relevant to the study aims.
- Recruit research study participants, including locating potential participants and promoting research participant opportunities through appropriate venues. (6%)
- Plan and carry out independent literature searches that are relevant to the research project, summarize, and annotate results. (20%)
- Conduct semi-structured, in-depth research interviews, including arranging all logistical details such as location and participant compensation. (15%)
- Maintain data management protocols, including maintaining research databases of recruitment efforts participant demographic information, transcribing, and proofreading interview transcripts. (15%)
- Assist research team in designing qualitative research instruments and protocols, including IRB submissions. (10%)
- Collect and analyze data, including the development of qualitative codes and coding qualitative data. (20%)
- Assist in the preparation of research reports, presentations and manuscripts as needed. (10%)
Participate in project meetings. (4%)
Department: This position will have daily contact with the project coordinator and other research staff, including weekly and monthly research team meetings and conference calls with off-site collaborators of grant.
University: The person in this position may consult faculty in other departments with respect to ongoing research projects on an as-needed basis.
External: The person in this position may work closely with other investigators and staff from collaborating institutions. The person will be in contact with research subjects and potential participants.
Students: Little or no contact with students.
Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, public health, humanities or a related discipline and 1 to 3 years of research experience in the social sciences, public health, or bioethics OR Associate’s degree in a health- or bioethics-related program and 2 to 4 years of experience required.
- Experience with qualitative research methods, including interviewing and data analysis.
- Strong organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills, and demonstrated analytic abilities.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in an efficient and timely manner.
- Computer expertise using Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel).
- Preferred familiarity with major bibliographic search engines (e.g., PubMed).
- Preferred familiarity with qualitative data analysis software (e.g., Atlas.ti, NVivo, Dedoose).
- Ability to meet consistent attendance.
- Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and research participants face to face and via telephone and videoconferencing software.
This position will be based in the department of Bioethics within the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. There will be no exposure to biological/chemical hazards.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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