Clinical Research Assistant (Parent, Infant, and Early Childhood) - (1800017E)
The University of Maryland School of Social Work's Institute for Innovation and Implementation (The Institute) has an opening for a Clinical Research Assistant. The position is responsible for assisting with research projects in clinical settings, including recruitment of potential study subjects and collection and organization of data in multiple formats. The Research Assistant is expected to work independently and knows and applies the fundamental concepts of study implementation, and practices and procedures of implementation research as it applies to youth and families, mental health, and systems integration.
The Institute supports state and local governments and organizations to implement effective systems and practices to best meet the needs of children and youth with complex behavioral needs and their families. Over the past decade, The Institute has been involved with many key children's initiatives in Maryland and across the nation, many of which have been supported by federal grants and contracts from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The Institute is currently serving as the coordinating partner of the Technical Assistance Network for Children's Behavioral Health (The TA Network), a SAMHSA-funded national technical assistance center supporting more than 70 grantees across the country. It is also a core partner in the National Wraparound Initiative. In Maryland, The Institute works closely with the Departments of Services, Juvenile Services, Health, and Education, supporting and informing systems-level reform efforts.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Communicates directly with participants regarding the research study. Perform data collection by conducting research interviews, reviewing records/charts, integrating systems data across programs, and accessing computerized information systems. Recruits and screens subjects for research studies according to IRB approved protocols. Verifies participant eligibility; obtains consent and enrollment; and assures accurate demographic information for follow-up.
Independently establishes and maintains database files and reports using computer applications such as Microsoft Excel/Access and other selected systems. Performs data checks, audits, and data cleaning. Checks validity and accuracy of data ensuring compliance with quality control requirements and study relevance. Develops data collection instruments such as survey questionnaires.
Performs data analysis and interpretation, and develops statistical reports of study data using descriptive statistics using SAS, STATA, SPSS or other selected software.
Assists in developing, submitting, and providing content for grants, papers, abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations. Conducts and analyzes literature searches.
Assists the Principle Investigator and other research personnel in the development of research protocols and materials by providing study analysis and forming conclusions and recommendations. Assist in developing and recommending policies and procedures and/or design methods for clinical research activities.
Performs administrative duties such as: providing training and guidance to interviewers; participating in field visits; responding to requests and questions from individuals, institutions, government agencies, and funding agencies.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelors in Epidemiology, Sociology, Psychology, Nursing, or field of study related to the research of the clinic Experience: Prior clinical research experience preferred Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to understand and utilize good research practices. Skill in statistical interpretation and basic data analysis as well as spreadsheet and database software applications. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed. Continuously seeks to improve the quality of services and processes. Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and written. Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Skill in multi-tasking. Specific knowledge about the following preferred but not required: early childhood development and mental health, educational interventions, community mental health programs, child welfare, juvenile justice, and children's and family mental health interventions.
Hiring Range is low to mid 40s, commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3302C
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Social Work - The Institute for Innovation and Implementation
Job Posting: Dec 3, 2018
Unposting Date: Dec 18, 2018, 4:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 100961
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.