Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Research Assistant- RI Biobehavioral Health

    Posted Date 4 months ago(6/4/2018 4:16 PM)
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  • Overview

    Full Time, Benefit Eligible

    Research Assistant- Biobehavioral Health: We are seeking an individual to join our growing team conducting high-impact pediatric research in a fast-paced and mission-focused research environment. Our research focuses on improving the lives of young children, especially those who are at risk for poor neurodevelopmental, behavioral, or growth outcomes.  The Research Assistant will work within a research team to carry out crucial support activities for a longitudinal study related to nutrition, self-regulation, and parenting in children aged 1-4. The work will involve direct interaction with research participants (parents and toddlers) both at NCH and at participant homes.




    Why Nationwide Children's? The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

    Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

    Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud


    Job Duties:

    Specific duties may include: leading and supporting study visits; ensuring study materials are organized, prepared, and available during study visits; assembling and sending recruitment materials and paper or electronic surveys; managing video recording equipment and safely storing/transmitting video files; organizing completed surveys and entering data into a computer database; maintaining participant files and interacting with participants to retain their involvement throughout the duration of the study. Other duties as assigned. Reports to the Study Coordinator and Principal Investigator. The typical working hours for this position are 11-7:30 with flexibility to accommodate data collection efforts with families on either weekdays or weekends.


    1. Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, nutrition, human development, epidemiology, research methods, clinical research or related field.
    2. Prior experience conducting research in the field or participant homes.
    3. Demonstrated independence and responsibility.
    4. Interest in working with parents and young children.
    5. Is goal-oriented, self-directive, collaborative; demonstrates initiative, motivation, attention to detail and creativity. Is a self-starter.
    6. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
    7. Excellent verbal and written communication.

    1. Experience with databases such as Microsoft Access and REDCap.

    2. Prior training or experience administering standardized psychological test and behavioral assessments.


    Percent of time spent on:
    56% Study operations, data collection
    10% Interpreting results of data analyses with PI
    25% Miscellaneous paperwork associated with research
    05% Ordering supplies
    02% Preparation of budget
    02% Instructing other personnel

    Minimum physical requirements:
    100% Kneeling / reaching
    100% Finger dexterity
    100% Talking / hearing / seeing
    33% Lifting / carrying weight 0-30 pounds for 10-15 minutes
    Pressure in this position will vary depending on the workload. The workload will be heavy but manageable most of the time. Pressure may arise in the face of deadlines.

    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.



     EOE M/F/Disability/Vet


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