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Research Assistant, Family Medicine
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted May 24, 2022
Title Research Assistant, Family Medicine
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Family Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Position Summary
The Research Assistant is responsible for working with the Project Director & Project Coordinator in the implementation of human subjects research conducted with men and women entering traditional Drug Treatment Court and Opioid Intervention Court within the 8th Judicial Courts.

This is a grant-supported position with anticipated funding through September 29, 2022. The individual will be assigned to the "A Rigorous Evaluation of the Opioid Intervention Court Strategy- A Public Health Response" project under the supervision of Principal Investigators Drs. Linda Kahn & Gregory Homish and Project Director D. Lynn Homish, MS and will be an employee of The Research Foundation of SUNY.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities:
Incumbent will:
Describe the study procedures to potential participants
Evaluate eligibility & obtain informed consent as appropriate
Schedule participants and oversee the completion of computer-assisted structured interviews on physical and mental health behaviors.
Additionally, incumbent will be responsible for tracking and maintaining subjects’ contact information, scheduling and conducting follow-up assessments, and reviewing information located in participants’ court records.
Other duties include assisting with programming and testing of the computerized interview as well as populating and managing EndNote reference database. Incumbent will also perform other project-related tasks as assigned.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications
Associates degree or two years formal training in Public Health, Psychology, or other health services required.
Six months previous experience working in a professional capacity involving contact with the public required.
Strong sensitivity to diverse populations, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and computer literacy are integral to the position.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Psychology, or other health services preferred. Psychosocial research recruiting/interview experience on grant funded awards.
Data management experience with REDCap and Stata preferred.

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