University of Chicago Research Technician in Chicago, Illinois
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20133 Psychiatry & Behav. Neurosci
About the Unit
The Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory (CARL), directed by Dr. Andrea King, conducts clinical research examining factors which lead to excessive use of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances, causes of increased risk for development of substance use disorders, and the development of effective treatment interventions. The CARL group is seeking a research assistant (level 1-3) to oversee all aspects of management, data collection and organization, and operations for major research projects in the lab. The incumbent will be involved in the following tasks: ensuring compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates; developing and implementing study protocols; writing articles, reports and manuscripts; conducting rigorous scientific research; and organizing data for output tasks. Work is completed with close supervision. A cover letter is required for consideration for this position. It should address your specific interest in the position, future career goals, and outline skills that may relate to the position.
Responsible for all aspects of research projects and research facilities. Plans and conducts clinical and non-clinical research; facilitates and monitors daily activities of clinical trials or research projects. Directs engineering and technical support activities to develop and maintain tools and computational methods needed to gather and analyze data.
Career Track and Job Level
Oversees all aspects of management, scientific technological development, and operations for major research projects or research facilities. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Presents research findings at meetings and/or conferences.
T1: Entry-level position with appropriate licenses/training certifications. Has basic skills in an analytical or scientific method or operational process. Works within clearly defined standard operating procedures and/or scientific methods and adheres to quality guidelines. Work is completed with close supervision.
The job provides basic technical support activities related to scientific research projects. Complies with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Assists in drafting presentations on research findings.
1) This job provides technical and administrative support in a laboratory environment performing basic laboratory techniques, research and analysis under direction., 2) Provides routine or standardized laboratory duties by collecting data in support of research projects under direct supervision., 3) Collects and enters data. Assists in analysis of data and with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents., 4) Complies with institution, state and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates., 5) Performs other related work as needed.
1) Set up all study procedures and databases, training and supervising research assistants and study confederates to maintain fidelity.
2) Conduct screenings and participant interviews as needed, ensure database management, entry and verification of measures not obtained by computer, supervise and schedule sessions, perform clinical interviews as needed, and assist the lab manager on regulatory paperwork, scheduling and management of all disbursements and receipts.
3)Primary responsibility also for the pacing of the study in terms of recruitment, advertising, screening, ethical, and IRB issues.
1) Excellent professional and written communication skills
2) Familiar with research studies
Education, Experience, and Certifications
Minimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
1) Bachelor's degree
1) Post secondary work experience in a field related to the research being conducted
Technical Knowledge or Skills
1) Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
Depends on Qualifications
Scheduled Weekly Hours
Drug Test Required
Health Screen Required
Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
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- Posted 30+ Days Ago
- Full time