Research Data Associate

  • NYU Langone Health
  • New York, New York

Job Description

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Position Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Data Associate.

The Department of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine is looking for a well-qualified Research Data Associate to join their research team.

The Research Data Associate will work collaboratively with the Research Coordinators, the Principal Investigator (PI), and the study team on medication-oriented and behavioral clinical research trials at Bellevue Hospital Center and the Department of Psychiatry at 1 Park Avenue.

The incumbent will be responsible for running psycho-physiology tasks, tracking study goals, participant recruitment, and assisting study activities in conjunction with the Research Coordinator, Sr. Project Manager and the Principal Investigator. The Research Data Associate will ensure compliance with research protocols in accordance with Good Clinical Practices, HIPAA, and required obligations to participants, the PI, research ream and the sponsor.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Interviewing subjects regarding their most stressful experience and their alcohol use and develop scripts based on answers.
  • Guide subjects through self-calibration of these experiences using standardized Likert scale questions to assess which experiences are most pertinent to script creation.
  • Obtain specific responses from participants regarding their experience, including interpersonal context details, verbal/cognitive attributions and physiological sensations.
  • Follow standardized guidelines to determine what experiences are acceptable for script development.
  • Administer developed imagery scripts to subjects while also observing subjects physiological state.
  • Guide subjects through visualization exercises that involve probing for changes in subject physiological response, and overall mood.
  • Assess levels of stress and drug and alcohol craving using standardized measures.
  • Utilize electrodermal device responses and patient monitoring device to monitor skin conductance, heart rate variability, and blood pressure.
  • Assist with recruitment of participants in the New York City area, internally at NYULMC and externally through advertising and social media. Work with the Research Coordinators in the process of pre-screening and screening potential participants for study eligibility and will review all the elements of the screening process with the PI and co-I including: completed informed consent and documentation of informed consent; inclusion/exclusion criteria.
  • Collect study data/measures specific to each trial
  • Review inputted data; resolve all data queries; obtain missing data; document all data accurately and according to protocol.
  • Conduct participant study visits, which includes scheduling, coordinating with other study team members, completing and administering assessments and other study procedures at baseline and follow-up visits, and coordinating subject reimbursement.
  • Track participant flow through the study; update tracking logs in an accurate and timely manner; schedule participants for study visits; send retention letters as needed.
  • Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify you must have a Associate’s degree plus one year related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Computer literate with good interpersonal, writing and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in science, public health, health education or a related field. Prior experience in a health care settings and/or research level interviews
Prior patient education experience
Interest/experience working with substance abuse or PTSD populations preferred.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

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