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Research Associate I

Company: CODA
Location: Portland
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

We are CODA. We are a not-for-profit, research focused behavioral health agency and the oldest opioid-addiction treatment facility in Oregon. We help adult clients whose health and quality of life are compromised by alcohol, drugs and mental health challenges through compassionate, evidence-based care. Our comprehensive network of programs allow us to treat all forms of addiction at multiple levels of recovery through residential and outpatient care. We value our amazing employees and show it with excellent benefits, a supportive company culture and the opportunity to be part of a best-in-class research department. Our positions are eligible for a generous benefits program including medical, dental, life, short and long term disability insurance, 401(k) with 4% employer matching, and up to 4 weeks paid time off in the first year. Employees also receive priority consideration for career advancement opportunities as well as professional development training and support. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS: Recruit, screen, and evaluate suitability of potential study participants. Work with study participants to schedule appointments and to identify and provide additional supports where needed. Carry a Research cellphone overnight and/or on weekends as assigned Provide on-site education to potential and existing provider partners and clinic staff for participant recruitment; Provide research-based services strictly adhering to Good Clinical Practices. Perform project-specific activities as required by the project protocol, which may include: Observed medication dosing where grant protocol allows; Observed collection of urine specimens when protocol requires; Conducting CLIA-waived tests; Follow compensation protocols for each project to ensure that each participant receives the appropriate compensation for their participation; Collection and entering study data into electronic data capture system, identifying possible data errors and inconsistencies to ensure data integrity; Conduct informed consents for study participants; Travel to providers, clinics, and jails or prisons for participant recruitment and data collection. Assist other CODA departments and divisions with activities when needed such as: Data collection, entry and analyses of data from internal and external sources; develop simple survey forms; provide literature reviews and summaries. Provide coverage for other research team members during an absence or assisting with a shared team responsibility. Assist with developing project Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Participate in team meetings and team activities. Achieve outcomes using methods that align with CODA's mission and values: Communicate accurately and positively about recovery and the use of evidence-based treatments. Use data and science to identify barriers, overcome obstacles, and inform decisions. Be financially responsible; avoid waste, document accurately, seek new opportunities to serve. Demonstrate compassion and respect for others. Generate a sense of hope and optimism in your work. REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, other Life Science, Social Sciences, or a closely related area of study from an accredited academic institution. 20-hours course work or training in applied research methods.COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: Ability to apply methods, systems, and procedures of clinical research in a logical, systematic, and sequential approach. Ability to provide accurate data management. Ability to operate a computer including proficiency with MS Office programs and proficiency with electronic data capture system applications. Ability to maintain professional communications and boundaries while managing complex situations and interacting with individuals diagnosed with substance use or co-occurring conditions. Ability to work with minimal supervision and to demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness. Ability to work independently yet cohesively with the research department team, maintaining effective professional working relationships and clear lines of communication. Ability to work within technical and behavioral guidelines required by funding agency, e.g. HIPAA, conflict of interest, confidentiality, Good Clinical Practices, etc. Applicants must have excellent oral and written interpersonal skills and the ability to resolve myriad unanticipated study participant conflicts while maintaining professional boundaries. REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES: A valid Oregon or Washington Driver's License. CPR certification within 90 days of hire. Crisis prevention certification (such as CPI) within 90 days of hire. Completion of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations training within 2 weeks of employment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to work at a computer station for prolonged periods; including reading from a monitor, typing on a keyboard, using a mouse, answering telephones, opening and closing heavy file drawers, and routinely reaching and handling objects. Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. occasionally. Perform CPR for 15 minutes continuously. Must be able to utilize personal protective equipment and follow safety procedures while interacting directly with patients and working in a laboratory environment, including handling of laboratory specimens and laboratory equipment. Must be able to travel independently to alternate worksites on short notice. All CODA facilities are drug-free and smoke-free worksites. Employees may not be serving any supervised parole or probation. Individuals in recovery must have a minimum of two years in recovery post-treatment to be considered for employment. CODA is an equal opportunity employer with a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. HP123

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