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

FLSA: Hourly

Job Summary: The Department of Psychiatry is recruiting for a Program Assistant in the Division of Addiction Sciences. This individual will work across a range of studies (approx 3-5), across a range of designs (usually human lab studies and clinical trials), working to screen, consent, interview and enter data directly for and from community volunteers (smokers). The position involves a large portion of participant interactions: scheduling, communications, assessments, and more. The individual will learn to successfully navigate large and complex databases and perform basic data queries.

Job Duties:

  • 30% - Will conduct structured interviews of study participants, ranging 15-30 minutes each, across a range of large scale, remote clinical trials. - (Essential)

  • 25% - Responsible for lab sessions for tobacco product testing, including setup and calibration of e-cigarette devices (flavors, power settings), and administration of lab-based tasks (reinforcement, product preference tasks). - (Essential)

  • 10% - Maintaining up to date knowledge of research studies. - (Essential)

  • 10% - Assists with IRB documentation, both initial submissions and ongoing reviews. - (Essential)

  • 10% - Responsible for data management, including set-up and maintenance of research databases. - (Essential)

  • 10% - Responsible for ) collection of human biospecimens (breath and urine samples). - (Essential)

  • 5% - All other minor duties as needed - (Essential)

Preferred Experience & Additional Skills: A Bachelor’s degree and two years relevant research experience

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)