Research Assistants

 (multiple positions, both full-time and part-time, are available)

Responsibilities may include the following:

  • Recruit/enroll research participants;

  • Schedule and coordinate study visits;

  • Interview participants according to research protocols;

  • Administer neuropsychological test batteries;

  • Coordinate/monitor data collection;

  • Conduct and/or assist with data analyses;

  • Travel to clinics throughout the metropolitan NY/NJ area;

  • Manage electronic and paper databases.

  • Provide assistance to research scientists with ongoing research studies, including subject recruitment, data collection, database entry and management, statistical analysis and administrative duties.

  • Assist with activities related to locomotor training, grant preparation, IRB requirements, and lab organization.

 

 

Qualifications include the following:

 

  • Bachelor's degree in behavioral or biological sciences. exercise science, neuroscience, or a related discipline;

  • One to three years of related experience, preferably in health-related research involving human subjects or in a medical environment;

  • Ability to build rapport with potential participants, clinicians, and members of team;

  • Excellent problem-solving skills;

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, with ability to effectively collaborate with senior scientific staff

  • Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat);

  • Demonstrated experience in data management with a variety of data sources (survey, administrative, and medical data);

  • Knowledge of statistical software (SPSS or other) and experience with descriptive statistical analysis;

  • Effective administrative and communication skills (verbal and written); and

  • Interest and/or experience in research, medical rehabilitation, motor function, cognitive psychology, and/or neurologic/other disabilities.

 

Please include cover letter with salary expectations.  Populations/research areas may include traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), multiple sclerosis (MS), stroke. 

Part-time position (20 hours per week) is available in Stroke Rehabilitation Research.

If you have interest in a particular area, please specify.

 

 

 Locations:  East Hanover, NJ and West Orange, NJ