This position will be working in the chronic pain research lab with Dr. Ben Morasco. The focus of our work is on improving the safety and effectiveness of treatments for chronic pain, with particular focus on treating individuals who have co-occurring psychiatric or substance use disorders. This is an on-call position.
The purpose of this Research Assistant position is primarily to assist in the execution of a randomized controlled trial examining the benefit of different strategies for treating chronic pain. The primary responsibilities will be to recruit participants, complete research assessments, data entry, and tracking participants over time. Assessments will include evaluation of pain-related factors, mental health, and quality of life. The research assistant will assist with IRB-related tasks, complete data entry, prepare databases for statistical analyses, coordinate participant follow-up, and other general duties in support of the goals of the study.
Bachelor's Degree with major courses in field of research / No Experience; OR Associate's Degree and 3 years of relevant experience
Working knowledge of traditional computing software (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and statistical software
Sufficient computer knowledge to interface with a variety of database, statistical, and processing software
Ability to multi-task and work in a timely manner
Attention to detail
Skilled at oral, email, and written communication
Graduate degree in mental health (e.g., clinical or counseling psychology, social work)
Two or more years of research experience in a clinical setting
Clinical experience working with individuals with psychiatric and/or substance use disorders
Experience conducting quantitative or qualitative analyses, interpreting results, and disseminating findings through publications and presentations
Consideration requires a complete application, which consists of a cover letter tailored to this position, resume/CV, and a list of at least three (3) professional references who can speak to your abilities. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
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