Full-Time RA Position at New York State Psychiatric Institute

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    Samantha Gomez
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    Description: The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene INC. is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a full-time position of Research Assistant to assist in the day-to-day operations of human laboratory research studies related to substance use being conducted by Dr. Suzette Evans in the Division on Substance Use Disorders. Currently, one study involves examining brain activity using fMRI in cannabis users and another pilot study involves examining stress reactivity among transgender individuals. Must be well-organized, detail-oriented, able to maintain the highest level of accuracy with minimal supervision, and have excellent interpersonal skills and able to work with a team. Must be willing to work flexible hours. one study involves coming in Saturday mornings to discharge participants from the inpatient unit.

    Duties and Responsibilities: The duties of the Research Assistant will include: 1) Implement research protocols as described in the funded grants, and as approved by the IRB;) Coordinate the protocols, be responsible for recruitment and screening, conducting telephone interviews, handling screening visits to ensure all assessments/questionnaires are completed, scheduling psychological interviews and physical examinations, performing electrocardiograms, drawing blood samples (training will be provided), collecting urine samples, performing urine drug screens, monitoring vital signs and scheduling sessions; 3) Much of the initial screening will be done remotely via Qualtrics and REDCap; 4) Conduct the day-long laboratory sessions on site that includes training participants, carefully monitoring participants during the sessions to ensure that all procedures during sessions are completed, properly entered and documented, preparing and providing participants meals according to the protocol, monitoring vital signs, routinely keeping investigators informed throughout the session, and alerting investigators immediately with any issues; 4) Run and assist with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) sessions; 5) Oversee admission and discharge of participants to the inpatient research unit, and liaise with unit staff members; 6) Make and maintain participant/patient charts; 7) Liaise with a multidisciplinary group including psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, staff on the inpatient unit and the MRI facility, as well as other research assistants and administrative personnel; 8) Handle petty cash, purchase requisitions, pay orders, advertising, order and maintain laboratory supplies and equipment; 9) Schedule, train, and oversee a small group of students/volunteers;10) Maintain detailed databases in a timely fashion, help with data analysis, and graphics;11) Assist with IRB renewals, progress reports, manuscript preparation, literature reviews, and other research-related activities.

    Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Computer skills essential; experience with both Macintosh and PC computers preferred. Must be willing to work with a substance using population and transgender individuals. . Must agree to handle biological samples and perform blood drawing; training will be provided before being allowed to draw blood samples.

    Preferred Qualifications: one study involves coming in Saturday mornings to discharge participants from the inpatient unit

    To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter on our website at: https://nyspi.applicantpro.com/jobs/ . Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.

    The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

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