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Medical University of South Carolina UNIV - Program Assistant - Department of Psychiatry: Addiction Sciences Division in Charleston, South Carolina

FLSA: Hourly

Job Summary: The Department of Psychiatry is recruiting for an Program Assistant in the Addiction Sciences Division. The candidate will provide technical and professional research services in the Addiction Sciences Division of MUSC for Dr. Jennifer Dahne. This position is for an employee who is capable of performing the full range of professional duties in their assigned program area.

Job Duties:

  • 35% - Collect demographic, behavioral, and psychological research data, primarily through remote methods (e.g., via phone, video). Assessment approaches include questionnaires, interviews, and human laboratory methods and are a blend of in-person, phone, and video assessments. Strong phone (i.e., interpersonal) skills are a necessity. - (Essential)

  • 25% - Manage data collection and entry functions including development and testing of REDCap databases. - (Essential)

  • 20% - Coordinate, manage, and aid in recruitment (including consent), tracking, and retention of all research participants. - (Essential)

  • 15% - Assist with IRB documentation and other regulatory documentation including initial submissions and ongoing reviews. - (Essential)

  • 5% - Perform other duties as required. - (Essential)

Preferred Experience & Additional Skills: A bachelor’s degree and 6 months of relevant program experience. A background in research, including in the development of electronic research databases within REDCap is preferred. Ability to collect, organize, and analyze information in a clear and concise manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, sponsors, and other health care professionals.

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A high school diploma and two years relevant program experience. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required program experience.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Frequent) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent) Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)

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