The OHSU Department of Psychiatry, part of the OHSU Brain Institute, focuses on providing excellent clinical treatment to our patients, leading innovative research, and offering hands-on training for the next generation of psychiatrists. Our specialists care for people of every culture and background and it is our mission to value and show appreciation for diversity, showing respect for all people who we treat, teach, and serve. The HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study at OHSU is conducting studies with pregnant people and their children in the areas of neurodevelopment, behavior, learning, environmental factors, substance exposure, and cognitive functioning under the direction of Principle Investigators Alice Graham, Ph.D., Elinor Sullivan, Ph.D. and Bonnie Nagel, Ph.D.
Function/Duties of Position
The HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study at OHSU is conducting studies with pregnant people and their children in the areas of neurodevelopment, behavior, learning, environmental factors, substance exposure, and cognitive functioning under the direction of Principle Investigators, Alice Graham, Ph.D., Elinor Sullivan, Ph.D. and Bonnie Nagel, Ph.D. We have an opening for an energetic and highly motivated full-time Clinical Research Assistant 2. Duties for this complex study will include the collection of biological samples, recruitment of participants and coordination of visit scheduling, as well as consenting participants, and running data collection visits with participants. Other duties include preparing and processing materials needed for each research visit, filing, copying, data processing and other general duties in support of the goals of the study. The candidate will also attend weekly laboratory staff meetings with the PIs and senior staff members.
Essential qualifications include multi-tasking, dependability, attention to detail, and ability to work at a fast-paced, timely manner. The ability to follow complex protocols, be skilled at oral, email, and written communication and to work effectively as part of a team. Previous experience working with biological samples and pregnant people in a research setting is desired. Intermediate computer experience with Word and Excel, is preferred. Interest in mental health, health care, and addiction treatment desired. The candidate will be required to perform work on site at OHSU and weekend and evening work as needed to complete the goals of the study. When on duty, the candidate will be asked to obtain and start processing samples within 30 minutes of a patient's delivery.
Bachelor's Degree with major courses in Biology, OR
AA and 2 years of relevant experience, OR
No degree and 3 years of relevant experience.
Basic computer and office related skills.
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
Very strong organizational skills
Bachelor's Degree or major studies in Biology or a related field.
Previous experience processing and dissecting biological samples and pregnant individuals in a research setting is desired.
REDCap data tool experience highly desired.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills preferred.
To apply, submit cover letter and resume and/or CV.
All are welcome
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