Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached
Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in psychology
biology, neuroscience or related field.
Experience working on a research study. Experience with
Brief Description of Duties:
The Research Support Specialist (RSS) will participate in a
study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goal
of the study is to understand the relationship between circadian
rhythm and mood. The study involves day, night and weekend hours
and multiple candidates are needed to cover all shifts. The RSS
will work with human research participants including controls and
participants with major depressive disorder.
The RSS will be part of a study team dedicated to improving the
lives of those with mental illness. The RSS will collaborate with
clinicians, image analysts and researchers in the Center for
Understanding Biology using Imaging Technology (CUBIT). Within
CUBIT, multiple brain imaging studies, sponsored by the National
Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), within NIH, and other funding
agencies, are performed in order to better understand, diagnose and
treat psychiatric illnesses like major depressive disorder.
The CUBIT environment is cutting-edge, collaborative and
educational. The role of the RSS is critical in ensuring a calm and
pleasant experience for all participants. As such, the RSS is a
critical part of the study team. Following their CUBIT experience
and training, those in the RSS position have high success rates in
acceptance to doctoral programs, nursing and medical school.
Monitoring the research participant and ensuring their
Preparing for the research study including discussing study
Ensuring that supplies are present and available for the
Acquiring saliva samples once an hour using aseptic
Documenting research encounters.
Communicating with the Institutional Revenue Board (IRB) and the
- Other duties as assigned.
The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational
corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation
policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of
funding. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime
provisions of the FLSA. Evening and weekend work will be required
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online
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