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Research Assistants

Populations/research areas may include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and stroke. If you have interest in a particular research area, please specify. Research assistant positions are based in East Hanover, NJ and West Orange, NJ.
 

Responsibilities may include
  • 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
  • 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).

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

To apply

Forward your résumé (MS Word or PDF) and salary requirements to career@KesslerFoundation.org. Please indicate the position(s) for which you are applying in the subject line.