Northwell Health Research Assistant (FI) - Dept of Functional Neuroanatomy in Manhasset, New York

Req Number 001AL8

Job Category Research

Job Description

Research Assistants perform a variety of independent activities involved in planning, organizing and conducting assigned portion(s) of research studies. In this role, you will participate in the coordination of sharing information, lending assistance, and solving problems with other team members, as needed. Assignments may be fewer and less complex and may receive general guidance and/or direction.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Planning/Reporting

  • Collaborates with investigator and other team members in developing plans, organization, implementation and monitoring for research projects, interpretation of results, and preparation of manuscripts or reports.

  • Sets-up related interviews, as appropriate.

  • Participates in compilation/writing of integrated reports and preparation of presentations and manuscripts of scientific meetings and technical journals.

  • Protocols/Procedures/Techniques

  • Organizes and conducts assigned studies, independently, following and adhering to current experimental protocols. Initial set-up and/or results may be reviewed.

  • Learns, researches and recommends new experimental procedures, as necessary

  • Develops forms and questionnaires and coordinates the application of research techniques, as necessary.

  • Ensures work is in compliance with the currently approved protocols, with Good Clinical Research Practice (GCP), and with applicable regulatory requirement(s).

  • Participates in design and writing of protocols, case report forms and informed consent forms for clinical trials.

  • Data

  • Performs a variety of independent activities involved in the collection, verification, analysis, documentation and interpretation of research data.

  • Selects sources of information and specific data.

  • Prepares correspondence to locate the specific data, as required.

  • Evaluates and interprets collected data, and prepares presentations, reports and analyses describing progress, trends, and recommendations or conclusions.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree, required. Degree in Engineering, Neuroscience, or Psychology/Biology preferred

  • At least 1-2 years research experience, preferred

  • Experience with data analysis software (e.g. Origin, preferred, SPSS), preferred.

  • Experience with EMG and spike analysis preferred

  • Prior experience maintaining lab work records, general paperwork, and lab-related databases, preferred

  • Prior clinical experience working with patients in a rehabilitation setting preferred

  • Maintains current knowledge of research study area including attending scientific/professional meetings and training courses as appropriate.

  • Works effectively as part of a team with good interpersonal skills.

  • Able to take initiative and work interdependently, meet deadlines with a sense of urgency, multitask, adjust to shifting priorities, communicate effectively, and work under defined rules and regulations.