July 1, 2021 at 12:46 pm #1146Allie SchuckParticipant
Alliance and Suicide Prevention Lab
This position reports to the Principal Investigator (PI) of a psychology laboratory that conducts suicide prevention and therapeutic
alliance research across the lifespan. The position requires excellent leadership, communication, coordination, and collaboration with
the PI, graduate students, volunteer research assistants, programmatic partners from other universities/agencies, and study
participants. As such, strong professionalism, and prompt email response (the primary form of communication) are essential to this role.
This person will oversee day-to-day research operations within the psychology laboratory, including data gathering and maintenance of
databases across projects, which require excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and a commitment to adhering to the ethical
principles of research. The position also requires the person to be present in the lab on most weekdays to ensure timely project
deliverables. This position will also include some general administrative duties, such as monitoring budgets, drafting administrative
forms, and contributing to research reports and presentations. As such, this person needs to have strong, professional writing skills and
prioritize and delegate tasks when necessary. Given the collaborative nature of the research, the position also requires excellent critical
thinking and problem-solving skills to help brainstorm solutions to challenges and streamline processes as needed.
Examples of Duties:
Organize and schedule monthly or bi-monthly meetings/calls with department budget staff to monitor the grant budget (e.g.,
funds available for participant compensation)
Assist in writing research reports on a quarterly and/or annually basis.
Assist, as needed, with USF IRB-related tasks across multiple studies (e.g., revisions of project applications/protocols).
Organize and clean datasets across various projects.
Manage participant compensation for each grant-related project.
Track programmatic trainings and coordinate the completion of fidelity checks.
Assist in the recruitment, application review, interview, and training process of new volunteer research assistants and oversee
their day-to-day work.
Schedule meetings, draft agendas, and lead weekly lab meetings and coordinate evaluation and programmatic staff meetings to
discuss grant progress, deadlines, and brainstorm challenges, as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):
This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and four years of experience in office or administrative support or research
support. College education may be substituted for the required experience on a year for year basis.
Bachelor and/or master’s degree in a social science field, preferably psychology.
Prior volunteer and/or research management experience.
Experience working with the IRB.
Note: Not having any of the above experiences is okay as long as there is a willingness to learn.
Job Title Research Support Specialist
Job ID 27525
Computer literacy (e.g., Microsoft Office, USF email).
Proficient in Spanish.
Knowledge of Excel and SPSS for basic data upkeep, cleaning, and analyses.
Knowledge of suicide prevention and/or therapeutic alliance research and a general understanding of the research process.
Knowledge of Qualtrics to create surveys and download data.
Knowledge of participant recruitment platforms (e.g., SONA).
Proficient in conducting literature reviews (e.g., utilizing Google Scholar and other databases, identifying relevant articles).
Ability to effectively manage job-related stress and conversations related to suicide and other sensitive mental health topics.
Note: These topics are never discussed lightly, only when concerning research.
An interest in suicide prevention and therapeutic alliance research.
Self-motivated, especially when working toward non-pressing deadlines.
Flexible schedule to ensure pressing deadlines are met.
Please apply at: https://www.usf.edu/work-at-usf/careers/
Email Allie Schuck (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions!
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