Research Associate

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Apr 02, 2014
Under the primary supervision of the Director of Research Operations, the Research Associate provides professional level research support requiring the application of standard research practices and techniques. Primarily the Research Associate will perform research duties, including providing support to various levels of leadership in a multidisciplinary research team; recruiting, screening, and enrolling research participants and maintaining meticulous records related to these tasks; keeping up-to-date in training on the proper treatment of research participants (keeping CITI training current); observing and recording fidelity to the intervention; interpreting information; participating in training sessions and regular research staff meetings in the lab; maintaining databases; creating reports; data entry; interacting with staff, vendors, and research partners throughout the US; communicating any adverse events to the Principal Investigator; conducting literature searches and summarizing findings; supporting of IRB submissions; and recording results in a timely and accurate manner. In addition, the Research Associate may handle telephone contacts and requests from healthcare organizations and health professionals, assist with the supervision of student workers, provide instruction on the use of databases and research techniques, and provide assistance in the performance of assigned laboratory exercises. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in social sciences (e.g. sociology, anthropology, public health, communication, etc.) and at least two years of experience directly related to human subjects recruitment, data collection, and public health. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills and Abilities: *Ability to travel to offsite locations that may not be accessible by public transportation. *Ability to conduct general fact finding searches, including Internet and scholarly literature searches. *Demonstrated proficiency with computers and databases, including MS Office Suite applications. *Demonstrated expertise with qualitative data coding and analysis. *Must have strong written and oral communication skills. *Must have strong organizational skills. *Must be attentive to details. *Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks and planning. *Must be able to adhere to deadlines. Preferred: *Experience with SPSS and other software for statistical analysis. *Knowledge and experience with organ donation and transplantation. *Knowledge and experience with cancer prevention and control. Please visit our website at, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Careers @ Temple. Please reference TU-17462. AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.