August 17, 2014

Research Assistant Opening - Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

The Nemours Center for Healthcare Delivery Science (CHDS;
invites applications for a full-time Clinical Research Assistant II
position. The CHDS, started in 2012, applies scientific methods and
principles to the analysis of variables and processes that affect the
delivery, safety, outcomes, cost, quality and value of pediatric
healthcare. The successful candidate for this position will work under
the supervision of Steven Reader, Ph.D. and Anne Kazak, Ph.D., working
on a recently funded grant through the National Institutes of Health
(NIH) Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) to the Nemours
Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (NCCBD) focused on developing a
comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease center. This particular research
project will seek to develop and validate a psychosocial risk
screener, the Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PAT), for pediatric Sickle
Cell Disease (SCD).

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating,
implementing, and completing various research tasks including
developing IRB protocols, recruiting participants, obtaining informed
consent/assent, collecting data, maintaining tracking records,
performing analyses, and assisting in abstract/manuscript preparation.
Candidates with experience collecting data and organizing research in
medical settings with children and families, especially ethnic
minority families, are preferred. Research experience in the area of
health disparities is also preferred. The RA will work closely with a
multidisciplinary team made up of hematologists, nurse practitioners,
social workers, psychologists, and biostatisticians on this project.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in a health-related science
and previous clinical research experience is preferred. Proficiency
with Microsoft computer software is required and experience with SPSS,
REDCap, and qualitative interview coding are preferred. Salary is
dependent upon the successful candidate’s qualifications; a strong
fringe benefits program is provided.

Send curriculum vitae and cover letter outlining your qualifications
and experience to Dr. Reader at: . Nemours is an
Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, ethnicity, or gender. We strongly encourage candidates
of diverse backgrounds to apply.

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