Research Assistant, Clinical (Contingent 2)

University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Job Description
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) School of Dentistry is seeking a Clinical Research Assistant to join the Division of Neural and Pain Sciences. This research assistant position is responsible for collection, maintenance, quality assurance, and analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data for the major human research project in the lab. In addition, the position includes assisting with other experiments in the lab and thus requires extensive knowledge of the laboratory procedures used.

UMB offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to eligible employees. This is a contractual position that offers a generous leave package of 10 vacation days, 3 personal days, 8 holidays, and 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; professional learning and development opportunities; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.  

UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform data collection via interview, MRI, EEG, psychophysical testing, and questionnaires. Recruit and screen subjects for research studies. Collect baseline and follow-up data from subjects including verification of eligibility; obtaining consent and enrollment; assuring accurate demographic information for follow-up. Check validity and accuracy of data ensuring compliance with quality control requirements and clinical relevance.      
  • Process and analyze neuroimaging and behavioral data. 
  • Coordinate the research study team including facility recruitment; subject sampling and staff scheduling. Monitors interviewers and procures equipment and supplies. 
  • Establish and maintain database files and reports on progress of programs, studies, and/or projects. May perform data analysis and interpretation. 
  • Assist in developing and recommending policies and procedures and/or methods for clinical research activities. 
  • May perform administrative duties such as: providing training and guidance to interviewers; assisting in developing and submitting grants, papers, abstracts, manuscripts and presenting studies; developing protocol manuals and data collection instruments; participating in field visits, responding to requests and questions from individuals, institutions, government agencies, and funding agencies; and participating in the design of research studies. 

Education: Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, psychology, computer science, or field of study related to the research of the clinic.  

Experience: Familiarity with human subjects research, clinical trials, fMRI and/or EEG study design, data collection, organization, and analysis is preferred.

Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Ability to collect, store, process and analyze behavioral and neuroimaging (MRI, EEG) data. Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently. Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Respect and Integrity, Well-being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery. 


Hiring Range: $41,004 - $43,000

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected].

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact [email protected]. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Dentistry - Neural and Pain Sciences
Job Posting: May 3, 2022
Unposting Date: Jun 2, 2022, 10:59:00 PM


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