Research Assistant

Rochester, NY


Position Summary:

The Research Assistant will collect physiological and psychological research data on a federally-funded research investigation. Study participants are adults initially assessed during childhood. The current study will examine the long-term consequences of child maltreatment on adult physical and mental health through longitudinal follow-up of adults initially assessed in childhood.

Research Assistant will:

  • conduct a variety of assessments with individuals, including phlebotomy (blood draw) and other physiological measurements, clinical interviews and surveys;

  • contact participants and schedule visits; maintain good relations with participants and address any questions or concerns;

  • track and manage data; basic wet lab work; maintain project spreadsheets indicating what data has been obtained and when; prepare reports on recruitment and enrollment.

The position requires accuracy and attention to detail. Applicants must demonstrate strong interpersonal, oral communication, and writing skills. Applicants must be trained, or willing to be trained, to perform phlebotomy. Familiarity and comfort with Excel, ACCESS, and other databases, and statistical software such as SPSS , are preferred. Transportation of research participants to and from the Center and recruitment in the community.

General Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the recruitment of participants for the study – 20%

  • Conduct research sessions with individuals – 60%

  • Enter research information into database – 20%

  • All other tasks as assigned.


  • Associate's degree in appropriate discipline plus 2-3 years specialized experience in related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 15.38 - $ 21.54 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Location: The College
Full/Part Time: TAR
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 077 Psychology-MHFC

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