Soc/Clin Research Assistant

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Deadline: 19 Aug 2022

Classification Title:
Soc/Clin Research Assistant  
Working Title:
Soc/Clin Research Assistant  
UNC-Chapel Hill  
Job Summary:
The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) is one of the largest programs for developmental disabilities in the country and is UNC-Chapel Hill's primary source for treatment, education, and research on developmental disabilities. In addition, CIDD provides important, state-of-the-art resources aimed at supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in the state of North Carolina and promotes research on the pathogenesis and treatment of these conditions. The CIDD employs approximately 100 faculty, staff and students and has funding comprised of state, contract and grant, overhead, gift, foundation and receipt generated sources.This research assistant will support several research projects at the CIDD of UNC School of Medicine, including assisting with recruitment, scheduling, and acquiring behavioral and eye tracking data in babies as well as assisting with other data collection as needed. The position will require coordination with various researchers and research coordinators here at UNC as well as with research families, to achieve project goals in an effective and efficient manner. As such, the person filling this position will need to have excellent communication skills and bedside manner with families and child participants, including babies. This research assistant will spend a significant portion of their time working on a project examining barriers to participation in autism research for Black families. The person filling this position will be aware of and sensitive to issues of diversity, underrepresentation, disadvantaged backgrounds, and racial/ethnic inequities and how they pertain to neurodevelopmental research. An ideal candidate will have the skills to promote cultural sensitivity while learning more about the experiences of Black families. This position will report to Drs. Rebecca Grzadzinski and Kelly Caravella. We encourage applications from groups typically underrepresented in the scientific workforce (e.g., individuals from racial and ethnic minority groups, females, individuals with disabilities, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds)Duties include:* Recruitment and scheduling of young children with or at elevated likelihood for developmental disabilities (e.g., autism) and their families.* Assisting with eye tracking data collection: Lead eye tracking data collection as flexibly needed during behavioral assessment visits, prepare eye tracking time series data collected for processing and extract variables of interest, meet the family and complete necessary paperwork, assist with getting the subject prepared for the eye tracking and other physiological data collection, complete any necessary follow-up (e.g., rescheduling).* Organize, manage, and clean quantitative and qualitative data gathered across a range of research projects, including assisting with progress reports for various projects, weekly updating to PIs, documenting standard operating procedures for data collection and management, and bring study challenges to PIs in timely fashion.* Perform necessary duties associated with collection and organization of qualitative data from interviews, focus groups, stakeholder consultations, etc. Ensure an environment of sensitivity and awareness associated with issues of diversity, underrepresentation, disadvantaged backgrounds, and racial/ethnic inequities. * Assisting with other data collection: Assist PI and study team with collecting information for research projects. This involves interviews, either on the phone or in person, with families to guide their entry into projects as well as for general project data collection.  
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.  
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