Research Assistant I
University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT

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Position Summary

The Department of Psychology at the University of Connecticut seeks qualified applicants for the position of Research Assistant I. This position will be located in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a full-time, grant funded, end-date position and will be responsible for conducting structured and detailed interviews for data collection with people living with HIV/AIDS or those at risk for HIV/AIDS and administering computerized assessments. This end-date position is subject to renewal contingent upon availability of fund and project needs.

The incumbent's responsibilities will include: conducting detailed structured interviews with male and female research participants living with HIV/AIDS or those at risk for HIV/AIDS; conducting one on one interviews with research study participants in order to obtain sensitive information; contacting participants regarding research appointments; distributing participant incentives for study activities; assisting participants with completing computerized assessments; monitoring data for quality assurance; assisting with transferring data from research sites to the University; communicating daily data collection activities between the Atlanta site and the University of Connecticut, Storrs Campus; assisting in collection, processing, and delivery of biological samples; attending and contributing to weekly Team Meetings; performing related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a B.A. or B.S. degree or equivalent specialized training and experience; experience working with people of diverse backgrounds; experience working with marginalized or disenfranchised populations; ability and willingness to work flexible and irregular hours - some evening and weekend hours are required; demonstrated strong verbal communication skills; demonstrated sound organizational skills and attention to detail; excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability and proficiency in Microsoft Software-Word, Excel and Access; demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks; must have a high sense of ethics and respect for handling sensitive and confidential information.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience working with HIV affected community; demonstrated experience working in the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Queer Community; demonstrated experience working in research; previous experience collecting and processing biological samples; previous experience as a Phlebotomist; CITI Training Certificate.

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time, grant-funded, end-date position.

To Apply

For full consideration, candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and 3 letters of recommendation online using Husky Hire. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on 12/21/2012.

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