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Position Title Research Assistant III
Department Center for Technology and Behavioral Health
Position Number 1125821
The Research Assistant will play an essential role in research projects examining treatment interventions for opioid use disorder. More specifically, the RA will be responsible for protocol implementation, participant recruitment, data collection and completion of research visits.
Note: Continuing employment is based on availability of grant funds.
The project is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded Northeast Node of the Clinical Trials Network (CTN), spanning the rural communities of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. The Node is based out of Dartmouth College in collaboration with several large provider networks including over 400 adult and/or adolescent general medical partners, an array of addiction-specialty programs, and a national behavioral health managed care partner.
This position will primarily work within a clinical Emergency Department (ED) environment in Manchester, NH. Limited time will be spent in an office setting. Some travel between the second study site located in Claremont, NH and Manchester, NH and between the study sites and the Node offices in Lebanon, NH is required.
Skills & Knowledge
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as a team member
Strong ability to organize, take initiative and operate independently with minimal direction
Ability to plan and schedule activities
Understanding of research practices
Familiarity and experience with the requirements of data management
Available for flexible work hours, including evenings and weekends
Ability to use word processing and spreadsheet software (MS Excel, PPT, Word)
One year of experience in health care, social service and/or field research, or the equivalent
Prior research experience
Previous project-related work including prior work with study population, within medical setting/clinical setting, conducting standardized assessments
Bachelor's degree in human services related field, or the equivalent.
SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Phoebe Gauthier
Special Instructions to Applicants
This position is funded by a grant. Continuation is based upon available funds.
Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
Participant Recruitment: Recruit and screen patients for study eligibility, completing necessary questionnaires, assessments and paperwork.
Research Visits: Conduct screening, assessment, and referral to treatment within the medical ED environment. Conduct participant study visits, including scheduling, coordination with other study team members, and documentation. Perform medical record review and data abstraction.
Participant Tracking: Track participant flow through the study and update tracking logs in an accurate and timely manner. Contact participants to schedule them for study visits and send retention letters as needed.
Data Collection and Integrity: Review entered data, resolve data queries, and obtain missing information. Document all data accurately and according to protocol.
Documentation: Maintains study files in accordance with federal regulations. Assures that subject and data confidentiality and integrity are maintained. Assures that Federal guidelines and requirements are met.
Site Relationship: Establish and maintain positive relationships with site staff and participants. Demonstrate effective and professional communication.
Problem Resolution: Identify, respond to, and participate in the resolution of potential and actual problems in study operations and participant activities.
Protocol Compliance: Ensure that study activities are carried out in accordance with protocol, including but not limited to participant recruitment & screening, participant research visits, follow-up and required documentation.
Regulatory: Assists with preparation of research documents for institutional review boards.
Effectively communicates and personally supports the College's values to foster inclusiveness and diversity.
Effectively communicates study protocol and research goals to Node affiliates and partners.
Effectively and ethically communicates study protocol procedures to trial sites.
Participates in on-going trainings and keeps abreast of developments in the field.
Contributes to and works well with the Northeast Node team.
Properly represents the Node and Dartmouth College in all aspects of employment and associated duties.