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Social Science Research Assistant Job Description

Summary

Responsible for helping social scientists in the laboratory and with research. Assists with experiments, analysis, quality control, data entry, reporting, and more.

Primary responsibilities

  • Assist social scientists in laboratory or office setting.
  • Prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.
  • Manage and maintain complex databases.
  • Obtain consent from research subjects.
  • Select research subjects for social science studies.
  • Perform descriptive and multivariate statistical analyses of data.
  • Conduct research and implement quality control procedures.
  • Develop understanding of biological sciences principles.
  • Recruit research subjects for imaging studies.
  • Schedule and coordinate subject visits.
  • Maintain research database.
  • Assist with data collection by physically helping research participants in the MRI scanner and operating the scanner.
  • Analyze imaging data.
  • Write and contribute to publications.
  • Study brain networks.
  • Develop leading edge functional and structural neuroimaging methods.
  • Develop research protocols.
  • Design and create research modules for dissemination.
  • Track progress over time.
  • Assist with preparation of all educational and training workshops and evaluation strategies.
  • Engage clinical and community partners in research
  • Market training and technical assistance resources to clinical partners and academic investigators.
  • Develop assessment and evaluation tools.
  • Compile data for progress reports.

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