Research Assistant wanted at Les Society

The LES SOCIETY is seeking a proactive, driven and determined individual with a passion for research.

Please send information to fabiopencle@thelessinstitute.com with a completed CV and cover letter.

The roles and responsibilities are:
Participate in the design, administration, and monitoring of clinical trials. Analyze and evaluate clinical data gathered during research. Ensure compliance with protocol and overall clinical objectives.
May require a BS degree or equivalent and 0-3 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Work under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.


Responsibilities:
• Conduct literature reviews
• Collect and analyze data
• Prepare materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations
• Prepare interview questions
• Recruit and/or interview subjects
• Maintain accurate records of interviews, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects
• Summarize interviews
• Provide ready access to all experimental data for the faculty researcher and/or supervisor
• Request or acquire equipment or supplies necessary for the project
• Manage and respond to project-related email
• Prepare, maintain and update website materials
• Supervise undergraduate students working on the research project (maintaining records on assignment completion, acting as liaison/mediator between the undergraduate students and the faculty researcher)
• Attend project meetings
• Attend area seminars and other meetings as necessary
• Summarize project results
• Prepare progress reports
• Prepare other articles, reports, and presentations
• Monitor the project budget
• Travel to field sites to collect and record data and/or samples as appropriate to the specific objectives of the study
• As appropriate to the specified position, code and verify data in accordance with the specified research protocol and coding procedures and enter data into a computer database and/or spreadsheet application for subsequent analysis
• Develop or assist in the development of interview schedules; contact potential subjects to introduce and explain study objectives and protocol and to arrange interviews, either in person or by telephone
• Identify and compile lists of potential research subjects in accordance with study objectives and parameters, as appropriate to the individual position
• Conduct and record face-to-face and/or telephone interviews with subjects, in accordance with predetermined interview protocol, data collection procedures and documentation standards
• Review and edit data to ensure completeness and accuracy of information; follow up with subjects to resolve problems or clarify data collected
• May set up, calibrate and maintain laboratory and/or field research equipment, as specified by the requirements of the study
• May lead or guide the work of student employees
• Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
• Prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management
• Write and contribute to publications
• Develop research protocols
• Track progress over time
• Assist with preparation of all educational and training workshops and evaluation strategies
• Engage clinical and community partners in research
• Market training and technical assistance resources to clinical partners and academic investigators
• Develop assessment and evaluation tools
• Compile data for progress reports
Requirements:
• Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis
• High school diploma or equivalent; college degree preferred
Research Assistant top skills & proficiencies:
• Communication
• Attention to detail
• Critical thinking
• Technical skills
• Statistical and Graphical Analysis of Data
• Ability to maintain quality, safety and/or infection control standards
• Planning and scheduling
• Interviewing
• Data Collection

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