Oregon Health & Science University

Senior Clinical Research Assistant

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Psychiatry - Clinical Psychology
Salary Range
$43,388.80 - $65,062.40 per year
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable
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Department Overview

The Prenatal Environment And Child Health (PEACH) study at OHSU is conducting studies on pregnant women and their children in the areas of diet, nutrition, behavior, learning and cognitive functioning under the direction of Principal Investigators, Elinor Sullivan Ph.D. and Joel Nigg, Ph.D. This Senior Clinical Research Assistant (SCRA) will support the project as a leading staff member with specialization in EEG assessment, participant retention, consenting, scheduling appointments and visits, running EEG and behavioral visits, interacting with participants, creating protocols, collecting, organizing, and transferring biological samples.


The majority of duties will include running behavioral and EEG collection visits with participants including 1) explaining the study to participating families, 2) completing compliance forms (consent and assent), 3) coordinating, scheduling, and completing study visits (virtual or in-person) including behavioral and EEG assessment with infants and children, and 4) collecting biological samples from participants. The SCRA will also supervise lab volunteers and train other study staff who may interact with study families.


The SCRA will also prepare documents for the IRB and update eCRIS and coordinate research protocols surrounding the EEG and behavioral assessments and train new staff on procedures related to EEG and behavioral assessments. In addition, this candidate will lead the lab in data management of data collected during the EEG and behavioral assessments. Other duties include preparing and processing materials needed for each research visit, filing, copying, data processing and other general duties in support of the goals of the study. The candidate will also attend weekly laboratory staff meetings with the PIs and other staff members.


Essential qualifications include leadership, multi-tasking, dependability, attention to detail, and ability to work at a fast paced, timely manner. Skilled at oral, email, and written communication. Previous experience working with mothers and infants in a research setting is desired. Intermediate computer experience with Word and Excel is preferred. Interest in mental health or healthcare is desired. A regular work schedule will be assigned and must be maintained. The candidate will be required to perform weekend and evening work as needed to complete the goals of the study.


Function/Duties of Position

  • Lead data collection visits with participants including EEG and behavioral assessment with children. 
  • Coordinating the tracking and scheduling of participant visits and managing communications.
  • Development of protocols, training material and training new staff on participant visits.
  • Preparing and processing materials needed for each research visit.
  • Perform additional duties as requested by principal investigators or supervisors.
  • Attend laboratory staff meetings with the PI and staff members. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field AND 1 year of relevant experience OR
  • Associate's AND 3 years of relevant experience OR
  • 4 years of relevant experience OR
  • Equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Basic computer and office related skills. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or major studies in Psychology or Biology or a related field.
  • Previous experience working with women and children in a research setting is desired.  
  • REDCap data tool experience highly desired.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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