Research Assistant - RI Bio Taylor
Research Assistant - RI Bio Taylor
The Child Brain & Development research group, led by Dr. H. Gerry Taylor, is a collaborative team focused on tracking neurodevelopmental outcomes of brain-related conditions. We are seeking applicants for a Research Assistant position. Duties will involve direct work with children, adolescents, and caregivers (recruiting participants, interviewing caregivers, and administering assessments), data management (scoring assessments, reviewing medical records, and entering data into collection tools), and dissemination of research findings. This position will require flexibility of work hours to accommodate for scheduling of study visits during evening and weekend hours. Opportunities exist for mentorship and professional development for applicants who are interested in gaining experience that will prepare them to apply for advanced graduate programs, particularly in clinical psychology, developmental psychology, neuropsychology, and/or related fields.
Schedule: (Full time, Benefits Eligible)
Near East Office Building
431 S. 18th Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205
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Performs research experiments independently or semi-independently in accordance with protocols approved by the principal investigator. Such experiments may involve the use of laboratory animals or human subjects any may require evening and/or weekend duties.
Prepares and tests substrate, conducts assays, and prepares tissue cultures for use in research studies, as applicable. Collects blood, urine, and other samples as needed. Such activities may be performed independently and may require evening and weekend hours.
Ensures accuracy of laboratory analytical procedures as required by specific research projects.
Collects and controls experimental data and patient information; and maintains accurate daily logs of experiments including methods, results, and conclusions.
Interprets the results of data analyses with input from the principal investigator.
Assists the principal investigator in the preparation of scientific publications and grant proposals.
Make recommendations about refinement and/or replacement of laboratory analytical procedures. Implements such refinements or new procedures with input from the principal investigator.
Orders supplies needed to conduct research; maintains inventory of equipment and supplies; and assures that research equipment is in good working order.
Collaborates in the preparation of research budgets, and monitors expenditure of funds to assure that studies are conducted within budgetary constraints.
Instructs other laboratory workers and students in standard methods, practices, procedures, and equipment operations.
Maintains a clean working area and performs general laboratory maintenance. Adheres to proper safety techniques and procedures.
Performs miscellaneous related duties.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., psychology, neuroscience)
Previous research experience; those with experience in child development, neuropsychology, or related fields are strongly encouraged to apply
Experience working or interacting with children and adolescents
Ability to work independently, take initiative, and problem-solve effectively
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with research participants, supervisors, coworkers, and student supervisees
Familiarity with basic statistical and data management software preferred (e.g., SPSS, REDCap)
Minimum Physical Requirement:
Lifting / carrying weight 0-20 pounds (Often)
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