Research Assistant 1 HSS

New Haven, New Haven County
Jul 14, 2014
Position Type

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

STARS Requisition Number 25462BR
Department Psychiatry
University Job Title Research Assistant 1 HSS
Bargaining Unit L34
Job Category Clerical & Technical
Type of Employment Full Time
Duration Type Fixed
Salary Grade C
If Fixed Duration, Period 1 year from date of hire
If Fixed Duration, is continuation possible? Yes
Work Location Medical School Campus
Worksite Address 34 Park Street
Work Week Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Position Focus: Under the direction of the Principle Investigator (PI), assist in studies of cognitive functioning using computerized and non-computerized tests of cognition and functional magnetic resonance imaging.
Principal Responsibilities 1. Researches and collects data through site or home visit intakes; library research; structured interviews; or through other means for designated research assignments. 2. Records and compiles information related to research data. Codes data accordingly to research specifications. Uses a computer terminal to input and retrieve data and to generate reports. 3. Processes and summarizes data using scientific or statistical techniques. Assists in data interpretation and analyses. Reports on status of research activities. 4. Recruits study participants and ensures that subject recruitment and follow-up are completed per protocol procedures. 5. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. May assist in designing, developing, and modifying research experiments, procedures, or survey instruments. May assist research and support staff. 6. Performs additional functions incidental to research activities.Required Education and Experience Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Required Skill/Ability 1: Basic understanding of experimental design and good clinical research practice.
Required Skill/Ability 2: Excellent organizational skills.
Required Skill/Ability 3: Good Interpersonal communication skills.
Required Skill/Ability 4: Facile with computing, working knowledge of excel, word, endnote.
Required Skill/Ability 5: Comfortable handling biological samples (blood, urine)
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Some programming experience in e-prime, presentation, C++, Matlab.
Weekend Hours Required? No
Evening Hours Required? No
Drug Screen No
Health Screening No
Background Check Requirements All External candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.