Posting Summary: *POSITION IS BASED IN San Antonio, TX*
The Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Assistant to recruit and enroll research participants as specified in Air Force study protocol(s). The study site is Joint Base San Antonio, TX. The Research Assistant must be thoroughly knowledgeable of the assigned study protocol(s), procedures and all associated activities. Although not responsible for direct supervision of assigned project staff, the Research Assistant is responsible for collaborating with all study staff to successfully achieve the goals of the study, the principal investigator and the department in a timely manner. The Research Assistant has latitude to implement certain decisions independently in accordance with protocol and departmental guidelines, including (but not limited to) subject eligibility/suitability to participate. Many decisions are implemented after collaborating with the Program Director, Program Coordinators, Clinical Psychologist, and/or Principal Investigator, including (but not limited to) database management, data collection/reporting/tracking, protocol adherence/modification, participant scheduling/retention, and adverse event reporting.
Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree and one year of research experience OR a combination of college course work and military work experience may be considered.
Experience consenting subjects and following a research study protocol is preferred. Military experience or association preferred, but not required.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time-management, verbal and written communication skills are required. The ability to make good clinical judgment is expected, as is the ability to function independently and as a member of a team with minimal supervision. The successful candidate must be able to obtain Human Subjects Protection and other applicable certifications within the first four weeks of employment. Proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel are required. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse group of participants, staff and faculty, including public speaking to groups, is a must.
These are restricted positions contingent upon the continued availability of funding. Positions will remain open until filled.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree with research experience; OR - a combination of research related college course work and (military) work experience; OR - experience working in a medical and especially obstetrics clinic
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: One year of research experience required.
Preferred Specific Experience: - Clinical research experience preferred, including experience consenting subjects and following a research study protocol. - Military experience or association preferred, but not required
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time-management, verbal and written communication skills 2. Ability to make good clinical judgment 3. Ability to function independently and as a member of a team with minimal supervision 4. Ability to obtain Human Subjects Protection and other applicable certifications within the first four weeks of employment 5. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse group of participants, staff and faculty, including public speaking to groups.
Required Computer Applications: Proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel and research databases.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.