RESEARCH STUDY ASSISTANT

University of Washington    Seattle, WA
Job Description
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years. The University of Washington READi Lab (Research on Early Autism Detection and Intervention), directed by Dr. Wendy Stone, has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Study Assistant beginning on September 1, 2019. Under the supervision of Dr. Stone, the Research Study Assistant will work on a community-based study that aims to improve earlier access to specialized intervention for toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from Hispanic and low-income families. Through this project, early intervention providers will receive training on ASD-specialized intervention, and parent reports of their well-being, experiences with the healthcare system, and their toddler’s behaviors will be collected. The Research Study Assistant will work in a team environment that includes Dr. Stone, a research scientist, graduate students, other research study assistants, and undergraduate research study assistants. Interested applicants may email readijob@uw.edu with inquiries. RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead Responsibilities:
  • Conduct behavioral assessments with toddlers
  • Conduct phone screenings with parents to determine study eligibility
  • Prepare recruitment materials and conduct recruitment activities
  • Conduct informed consent process with parents
  • Assist with community outreach and engagement to promote study
  • Monitor and execute scheduled survey data collection for community providers and families
  • Schedule, coordinate, record, and distribute minutes for internal meetings with UW research collaborators
  • Schedule and coordinate training workshops for community providers
  • Schedule and coordinate focus groups for community providers and families
  • Prepare materials for meetings and workshops
  • Assist with development and maintenance of REDCap databases
  • Complete data entry and provide summary reports and regular updates
  • Provide technical assistance to community providers regarding their use of a web-based screening tool
  • Assist with preparation and revision of study materials for the Institutional Review Board
  • Oversee training of undergraduate assistants and volunteers on study protocols
  • Assist with the development and design of materials for training workshops and outreach activities Other Specific Duties:
  • Monitor supplies and make orders as needed for data collection and training workshops
  • Issue and track participant payment for completion of surveys
  • Attend training workshops for community providers and assist with the set-up and flow of the training REQUIREMENTS:
  • Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of appropriate experience in a behavioral lab OR equivalent education/experience. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Experience working directly with toddlers and/or young children
  • Experience working with young children with autism and their families
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and timelines
  • Ability to work with colleagues in a way that enhances collaboration and team building DESIRED:
  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related academic area
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook
  • Experience managing/editing websites
  • Experience working with service providers in community settings
  • Proficiency in SPSS
  • Valid driver’s license

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