The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) School of Social Work (SSW) is hiring for a Clinical Research Assistant for a research study led by Dr. Lisa Berlin. The Research Assistant will serve on a team and will help to conduct a community-based study of new mothers in Baltimore City. The position focuses on recruiting new mothers while they are still in the hospital, and then collecting in-home interviews approximately 6 months later. The position conducts complex work and contributes to measurable team objectives; adheres to good research practices, study protocols, and applicable regulations; uses discretion to provide solutions to issues; and performs work that is somewhat varied and that does not always follow prescribed procedures or processes.
This Exempt, Contractual position offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
Requires some weekend work and travel off-campus (approximately 25%) to conduct follow-up interviews.
This is a Contractual Position
Communicates directly with participants regarding the research study. Performs data collection by conducting research interviews (including in-home interviews), reviewing medical charts, and accessing computerized medical 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. Coordinates with hospital/maternity ward staff to recruit subjects.
Collects in-home interview data with subject participants.
Independently establishes and maintains database files and reports using computer applications such as Microsoft Excel/Access. Perform 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.
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. Assists 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; assisting in developing and submitting grants, papers, abstracts, manuscripts and presenting studies; developing protocol manuals and data collection instruments; participating in field visits, responding to requests and questions from individuals, institutions, government agencies, and funding agencies; and participating in the design of research studies.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in social work, sociology, psychology, public health, nursing, or another discipline appropriate to position required. Preferred Experience: Prior experience in community-based research and evaluation preferred. Substantive expertise in early parenting and/or program evaluation strongly preferred.
Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.*
*Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research, as appropriate, or Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field with at least one year experience in a field directly related to the research. Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year experience.
Hiring Range: Low- to mid-$40,000s, commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career 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 Contingent II
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Social Work - Instruction
Job Posting: Jan 13, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 142541
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.