Research Assistant 1 HSS - Yale University (Avon)


: $76,040.00 - $129,110.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

Position Focus:

The RA will be stationed at 2 Church St South where they will be making phone calls for subject eligibility, attending recruitment and other meetings, evaluating people in-person, bringing them to physicals. They will also train to bring subjects to scans and conduct cognitive assessments. These will be done at MRRC, PET Center and CMHC research area. The study is to examine brain changes associated with depression and aging.

Essential Duties

1. Researches and collects data through site or home visit intakes; library research; structured interviews; or through other means for designated research assignments. 2. Records and compiles information related to research data. Codes data accordingly to research specifications. Uses a computer terminal to input and retrieve data and to generate reports. 3. Processes and summarizes data using scientific or statistical techniques. Assists in data interpretation and analyses. Reports on status of research activities. 4. Recruits study participants and ensures that subject recruitment and follow-up are completed per protocol procedures. 5. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. May assist in designing, developing, and modifying research experiments, procedures, or survey instruments. May assist research and support staff. 6. Performs additional functions incidental to research activities.

Required Education and Experience

Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Empathetic and patient with interview subjects.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Willing to learn and adapt to working with different subjects. Ability to take direction.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Strong communication skills. Works well in a team.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Basic computer skills: Word and Excel.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Bachelor's degree in a related social science field such as psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, etc. Prior experience on a human subject research study.

Physical Requirements

Ability to escort study participants 5-6 blocks to other buildings per research procedures.

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check.

Associated topics: academic, ad 1730 00, childhood, curriculum, educational, educational research, gs 1701 13, k 12, student, teacher training * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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