Project Coordinator/Research Assistant - Oregon Health & Science University (Portland)
Dr. Sarah Feldstein Ewing’s Translational Research of Adolescent Change (TRAC) Laboratory is hiring a full time Project Coordinator (Research Assistant II) to manage a grant-funded project examining adolescent health risk behavior. The position starts in April 2017. Responsibilities span all facets of the project, and include participant enrollment, screening, consenting, and scheduling; facilitating participant visits, including MRI scanning; maintaining study databases; data entry and tracking; training and directing volunteer assistance with the study; managing the study IRB protocol and enrollment reports for the Principal Investigator; and other related administrative duties. Detail-oriented, motivated individuals who work well in fast-paced environments with minimal oversight are encouraged to apply.
Our lab focuses on understanding how adolescents change their behavior, and how to improve treatments to maximize their behavior change. Concretely, our NIH-funded projects target gaining an understanding of how well adolescents respond to behavioral treatments for high-risk behaviors including drinking, cannabis use, and risky sexual behavior, and related biological factors that may underlie successful (and unsuccessful) treatment response in this age group (e.g., brain structure/function).
- Bachelor’s Degree (4 yr) with major courses in field of research/No Experience. – OR - AA (2 yr) and 2 years of relevant experience.
- Experience with research methods and design (either in coursework or through direct research experience)
- Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks appropriately, multi-task, and work efficiently with minimal oversight.
- Ability to work well as part of a study team, including applying feedback from team members and supervisor
- Excellent attention to detail
- Sufficient computer knowledge to interface with a variety of database, statistical, and imaging task and processing software, specifically Excel, Access, SPSS, MediaLab, Linux, and AFNI.
- Bachelor’s Degree in psychology or a related field
- Research or clinical experience working with adolescents and families
- Experience with human MRI research
- Project coordination experience
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly desired