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Research Assistant, Grade 11, Job #559347

March 17, 2014 - May 16, 2014
Location:New York, NY
Salary Range:$34,503.00 to $36,918.00 Plus $3,026.00 Location Pay
Benefits:Full Benefits According to Percentage of Full Time
Employment Type:Full Time
Division/Department:PI- Clinical Therapeutics
Description:The Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence (CECC) at the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) is a dynamic research center aimed at reducing mental health disparities through service-based, implementation, and community-based research. The CECC works together with the Anxiety Disorders Clinic (ADC) and the Hispanic Treatment Program at NYSPI. The CECC/ADC is seeking a Research Assistant to join its team.

The incumbent‘s role will include providing research and administrative support to the Center working under the direction of experienced faculty and staff. This position will report to the CECC Director and Research Coordinator.
Duties:1.Coordinate and monitor research protocols, including self-administered instruments.

2.Recruit research participants and assist with data collection, such as screenings, focus groups, etc.

3.Assist with other data collection activities, including blood drawing, assessing vital signs, clinical duties, and performing EKGs (training will be provided).

4.Conduct data maintenance/entry and assist with the transcription of interviews and focus groups in English and Spanish as needed.

5.Assist with the coding of quantitative or qualitative data.

6.Assist in the preparation of grant applications (e.g., literature searches, biosketches). 7.Conduct academic database searches and assist with the preparation of study reports and scientific articles.

Administrative duties:

1.Support the Anxiety Disorders Clinic and Hispanic Treatment Program by providing research and administrative support as needed, including assisting in covering the front desk, preparing clinical charts, and other tasks.

2.Handle travel and events logistics (e.g., making travel arrangements, scheduling meeting rooms, parking requests, arranging refreshments).

3.Prepare and process travel reimbursements, pay orders, purchase requisitions, order of supplies, and provide other administrative support for CECC/ADC projects and activities.

4.Maintain CECC’s website and listserv to ensure dissemination of projects and research findings, and prompt communication with research and community partners.

5.Perform other administrative duties as needed
Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology or another related field preferred. Additional work and/or research experience a plus.

Must be bilingual English and Spanish. The applicant must have the ability to multi-task, maintain attention to detail in a busy work environment, and work independently under minimal supervision. Experience working in mental health, Latino populations, or cultural competence issues preferred. Experience preparing reports and/or research articles a plus.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required. Experience with Access, SPSS, SAS, or other database applications a plus. Experience with qualitative analysis and/or analysis software, such as ATLASti or NVivo, a plus.

The ideal candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people including academics, clinicians, community members, as well as consumers of mental health services and their families.

Must be certified in phlebotomy or obtain certification before drawing any blood samples.

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. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

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