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Battelle Memorial Institute Public Health Research Assistant in Baltimore, Maryland

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

We are currently seeking a Public Health Research Assistant . This position located in Baltimore, MD .

Opportunity for degreed Psychology or Social Work professional with desire to work within Research. Do you have strong communication skills? Ability to speak easily with others and maintain confidentiality? Please read more about this Battelle Career position!

JOB SUMMARY

The successful applicant will work as a Research Assistant/Technician supporting a clinical program conducting multidisciplinary clinical research studies. These studies evaluate the nature of drug abuse and addiction by assessing the abuse potential of drugs, investigating their underlying mechanisms and assessing treatment modalities for substance use disorders. You will perform research and administrative tasks of limited technical complexity applying standard and established techniques. Responsible for performing telephone and in-person screening interviews with prospective study participants. You will be responsible for documenting interviewee responses, making preliminary assessments of eligibility, and offering treatment referrals for ineligible individuals, as needed. During in-person interviews the Research Assistant will obtain informed consent from prospective participants and conduct basic medical assessments such as obtaining vital signs, drawing blood, and breathalyzer and urine tests. The Research Assistant will be supervised, provided detailed oral and/or written instruction, and their work will be reviewed for accuracy, completeness, and soundness of judgment.

This position is contingent upon award of work.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducting telephone and in-person screening interviews

  • Documenting interviewee responses

  • Determining preliminary eligibility of individuals interested in the clinical study.

  • Collecting data

  • Organizing and filing project materials

  • Completing work products on schedule

  • Completing other specific research tasks as necessary

  • Performing job duties with discretion, professionalism, in a timely manner, as requested; excellent verbal and written communication skills are a necessary to successfully complete each major responsibility.

  • Ability to treat as highly confidential, all data and information collected as part of day-to-day operations.

THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or other relevant academic area with at least 1 year of experience working in a clinical, research, customer service, or call-center environment, and an interest in research.

  • Phlebotomy certification

  • Basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft applications.

  • Demonstrated research and writing skills.

  • Ability to prioritize workload and activities of self and complete tasks in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Dependable, receptive to change, willingness to learn, cooperative approach to problem solving.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clinic and research staff, patients, and outside contacts from a wide variety of ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds; good diplomatic skills.

  • Flexible team player with excellent attention to detail.

  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

  • Must be US Citizen.

THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED

  • Experience assessing Substance Use Disorders via administering medical and psychiatric measures, and psychiatric Interviewing

  • Familiarity with the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM Disorders (SCID), Substance Use Disorder Evaluation (DSM-5)

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.

BENEFITS

Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers

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