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Research Assistant I

Company: Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 813641Work type: Support StaffPay Grade: 11Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human MedicineDepartment: Chm Flint 40000829Sub Area: AP- ProfessionalsSalary: Salary Commensurate with ExperienceLocation: FlintCategories: Research/Scientific, Administrative Professionals- AP, Full Time (90-100%), Union, Remote-FriendlyPosition SummaryMichigan State University invites applicants to apply for the research assistant (RA) position for the NIMH-funded ROSE Scale-up Study. This project assesses effectiveness, cost-outcome, equity, and scalability of using the ROSE postpartum depression prevention intervention as universal vs. selective or indicated prevention for postpartum depression using commonly available/existing screening tools. The research assistant will recruit, screen, consent, assess, track, and follow up with participants from Henry Ford Health The study seeks to hire 4 full-time RAs to meet the needs of the study. The RAs will recruit, screen, and verify participant eligibility for the study. The study RAs will enter data into the REDCap database, and will be responsible for tracking participants and conducting follow-up interviews by phone. This is a high touch, high volume recruiting and follow up study involving -6,000 interviews overall for study eligibility, baseline, and follow-up with study participants.Unit Specific Education/Experience/SkillsKnowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in the specific field of research employment or other related science fields; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in standard laboratory procedures and safety requirements and performing analytical and research techniques in an area related to research being performed; may require software specific to the area of research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The position may require special licensing or certification in the field related to the area of employment.Desired QualificationsExperience working with population under the study (pregnant and postpartum women, people with mental health disorders and people in crisis); the ability to troubleshoot and analyze problems and excellent communications, interpersonal and organizational skills are essential; experience working independently, commitment to maintaining confidentiality and strong computer skills including Microsoft Excel and Word. Completion of human subject training and certification (online program) prior to contact with participants or data.Bachelor's degree in psychology, public health or related field, two or three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in human subjects research, experience following research protocol, establishing rapport with diverse group of study participants who may be distressed psychiatric patients, experience exhibiting professionalism with hospital staff, experience with word processing, spreadsheet and proficiency with data and participant tracking software or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Equal Employment Opportunity StatementAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.Required Application MaterialsResume Cover Letter Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Statement Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Work HoursSTANDARD 8-5Description of End DateThis is an off-dated position funded for until 8/31/2027 with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.Websitehttps://publichealth.msu.edu/Remote Work StatementMSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.The Bidding Eligibility ends on 09/20/2022 at 11:55 PMAdvertised: Sep 14, 2022 Eastern Daylight TimeApplications close: Oct 4, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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