Deadline: September 3, 2013
Research Assistant Position (50% FTE)
A Research Assistant is needed in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems to provide support for an Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) research project. This clinical research study examines Mechanisms Related to IBS symptoms that include neurophysiological, psychosocial and genetic parameters in women with IBS and healthy controls. Clinical lab test visits include measures of temperature sensitivity, drinking water until full, eye blink response to sudden noise and electronic stimulation to the abdomen, and perceived and physiological measures of a rectal balloon test.
Roles and Responsibilities of the RA include:
Research Assistant will work with the Co-Investigator and Project Coordinator to provide assistance and support with the study materials, clinical lab visits, data entry and analysis:
- Prepare and distribute recruitment materials
- Prepare subject mailing packets and study visit materials including questionnaires, saliva and urine collection kits
- Prepare startle test and barostat test data for analysis
- Prepare EKG data for analysis
- Prepare study forms and questionnaires for data entry
- Assist with study lab visits and management of specimens including saliva and urine samples
- Other duties may include assisting with specimen inventories and data backup and auditing
- Must be Nursing Graduate Student in good standing
- Must have strong Word, Excel and web skills
- Must have strong organizational skills
- Must have teaching experience and ability to present study issues to the research team
- Must have completed graduate level physiology and pathophysiology courses
- Must have experience with electronic data entry including data from startle testing
- Must have experience with EKG data preparation
- Must have experience with electronic data entry for study questionnaires including BSI53, Rome III, Lifetime Sexual and Physical Abuse, Health History, and Screener forms
- Must have experience with scanning mark sense forms for electronic data entry
Duration: Autumn Quarter 2013: Autumn quarter pay period runs September 16, 2013 – December 15, 2013.
Exact dates and hours of employment will be arranged between the TA (or RA or SA) and course faculty.
Applications: Please send an email with your resume and cover letter to Monica Jarrett (email@example.com), with the position and grant project you are applying for in the subject line, by Thursday, September 3, 2013 at 12 noon.
Requirements: Appointment is governed by a union contract. In order to maintain eligibility for your appointment and its benefits, you will need to enroll in at least 10 credits. Non-U.S. citizens hired to perform teaching duties must (1) meet English language proficiency requirements and (2) participate fully in the International Teaching Assistant Program at the Center for Instructional Development and Research (CIDR). Documentation will be requested prior to appointment.
Tuition coverage: Course fees for students in PCE (fee-based) programs will be paid at the Graduate Tier I rate for operating and technology fees. Please visit the Office of Planning & Budget site for the most up-to-date information, including tuition and related fees: http://www.washington.edu/admin/pb/home/opb-tuition.htm. All tuition-based (WA State) students will be paid at their program rate.
Special Requirement: You can elect to join UW/GSEAC Academic Student Employee (ASE) union.
For more information see website: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/laborrel/contracts/uaw/contract/a28.html.
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (TTY) or firstname.lastname@example.org