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Senior Research Assistant position Balance Disorders Laboratory, OHSU

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  • Senior Research Assistant position Balance Disorders Laboratory, OHSU

    We are hiring a Senior Research Assistant!

    Department Overview
    The Senior Research Assistant will join the Balance Disorders Laboratory in the Department of Neurology and work on projects related to understanding gait and balance in neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease.

    Function/Duties of Position
    The Senior Research Assistant will take the lead in subject recruitment and scheduling for multiple independent active studies, assist in creating and managing REDCap databases, and lead data collection in the laboratory. Other duties include prepping subjects for test sessions; equipment set-up; standing by/walking with subject to prevent falls during testing; administering clinical tests and questionnaires; assisting with simple post-processing of data; assisting in creating summary reports of ongoing projects to use in annual NIH progress report and creating materials for dissemination of results via conference submissions/manuscript preparation. Additional duties include managing electronic organization of shared laboratory files; assisting with manuscript online submissions and registry in PubMed Central database; assisting with grant submissions and EndNote reference database; managing research travel arrangements/reimbursements; purchase card reconciliations; setting up ClinCard accounts for new studies; scheduling meetings and seminars; maintaining laboratory procedures manual; participating in monthly clinical trials coordinator meetings; and communicating with off-site clinics to increase recruitment efforts.

    Required Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree with major courses in field of research and 1 to 3 years of relevant experience
    • Experience with recruitment and data collection for human subjects' studies and assisting people with limited mobility
    • Extremely well-organized and demonstrate a high level of attention to detail to ensure accuracy of documentation and integrity of data
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple tasks
    • Ability to work independently, but be able to ask questions and take feedback as needed
    • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Biomechanics, or Neuroscience
    • Biomechanics laboratory experience and using technology such as motion analysis and wearable sensors
    • Experience using Epic, eIRB systems
    • Experience using a database system or similar application
    • Knowledge of clinical research procedures
    • Experience with balance and gait testing
    • CPR/1st Aid certification
    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

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    For any questions, email Martina Mancini: