Research Assistant in Empirical Bioethics
The Alden March Bioethics Institute seeks a well-qualified applicant for a position as Research Assistant to work on both highly complex empirical bioethics projects currently funded by the NIH and on the development of nascent research programs with teams of investigators. This position will put the successful candidate into what amounts to a bioethics lab, ideal for the junior scholar or scholar-in-training looking to build a career in bioethics research, under the supervision of Elisa Gordon, PhD MPH.
The RA will provide regular, full-time support of the NIDDK-funded grant "Self-Care and Outcomes Among Kidney Transplant Recipients," Principal Investigator, Elisa J. Gordon, Ph.D., M.P.H. The position includes screening, contacting, and in-depth interviewing patients. The position also entails data management, including data entry, data cleaning, securing data files, and organizing data files and audio tapes. In addition, other management duties include overseeing the day-to-day projects, keeping track of the status of participants, mailing newsletters, and diaries. The position also entails working with the data including descriptive (some inferential) statistics, transcription and writing technical reports.
Preference will be given to individuals with experience conducting in-depth, semi-structured interviews in a clinical research setting. Experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods is essential. The position requires proficiency using statistical software and qualitative data analysis packages. The RA must have excellent and effective communication skills, be highly-organized, highly detail-oriented, efficient, and able to balance multiple tasks. The RA must be willing to work with patients who have frailties. A minimum of a M.A. Degree in Social Science or Public Health is required. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and SPSS is required. Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required. Some travel by car may be required.
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Established in 2005, the Alden March Bioethics Institute (AMBI) is at present supported by more than $3 million in NIH and foundation funding for bioethics research. AMBI is home to The American Journal of Bioethics. AMBI offers the masters in bioethics as a partnership between Albany Medical College and Union Graduate College, as well as dual degree programs.
The Institute's location allows a unique focus on the relationship between state policy and bioethics, and the metropolitan area's strength in nanotechnology, bioterrorism research, genomics and newborn screening, and imaging allows Institute faculty to work on bioethics at the vanguard of science and medicine.
Faculty and Fellows in the Institute represent, in addition to the institutions above, the unique educational, research and government institutions in New York's capital district, including: Albany Law School, Albany College of Pharmacy, the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (of SUNY Albany, the world's only college devoted to nanotechnology), the imaging and genomics research divisions of General Electric Global Reseaerch, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Rockefeller Institute of Government, Rockefeller School of Government, SUNY School of Public Health, Wadsworth Center of NY Department of Health, and others.
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