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Job Responsibilities : Research Assistant

Salary : $63000 Per Year

Company : Yale University

Location : 300 George St, New Haven, CT 06511 US

Educational requirements : High School

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Research Assistant

YSM Programs – Biomedical Informatics

University Job Title

Research Assistant 1 MS

Bargaining Unit

L34 – Local 34 (Yale Union Group)

Time Type

Part time

Duration Type


If Fixed Duration Period

6 months from date of hire

If Fixed Duration is continuation possible?


Other Fixed Duration Date


Compensation Grade

Labor Grade C

Wage Ranges

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Work Location

Medical School Campus

Worksite Address

300 George Street

New Haven CT 06511

Work Week

Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

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Total # of hours to be worked:


Position Focus:

The research assistant (RA) will work on the Avatar-Based Social Physical Activity (ASPA) study for teens with type 1 diabetes. The study offers participants virtual group physical activity and other peer activities that fundamentally address type 1 diabetes coping and management including setting of personal and group physical activity goals role-playing skits and group visualization of type 1 diabetes through 3D artwork. Participants are provided with a virtual reality headset continuous glucose monitor economy grade fitness smartwatch Bluetooth ketone meter and electronic diary for symptom self-reports. The RA will be responsible for the informed permission/assent process training participants to use the technology troubleshooting technical difficulties equipment maintenance and shipping.

Essential Duties

1. Researches and collects data through complex laboratory/ scientific experiments techniques and procedures; library research; structured interviews; or through other means for designated research assignments. 2. Records and compiles information related to research data. Codes data accordingly to research specifications. Uses a computer terminal to input and retrieve data and to generate reports. Processes and summarizes data using scientific or statistical techniques. 3. Assists in data interpretation and analyses. Reports on status of research activities. Sets up operates and maintains laboratory equipment and apparatus. 4. Formulates and prepares scientific solutions and media. Recruits study participants. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. 5. May assist in designing developing and modifying research experiments procedures or survey instruments. May oversee and instruct research staff. 6. Performs additional functions incidental to research activities.

Required Education and Experience

Six years of related work experience four of them in the same job family at the next lower level and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate’s degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor’s degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Detail oriented and excellent organizations skills.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Technical capability to learn and teach consumer-grade technology devices.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Strong communications and client service skills.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Intermediate proficiency with MS Office. Must be able to complete university-sponsored training to learn the REDCap eConsent and survey administration platforms.

Preferred Education Experience and Skills:

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in exercise- or nutrition-related field.

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Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position which may include motor vehicle DOT certification drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit Learn about background checks under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It’s Your Yale website.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Thank you for your interest in employment at Yale University. Please also note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination and booster requirement for all students staff & faculty which is described in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program. As you search our open positions you will see that all postings list their on-site addresses which gives more detail on the on-campus work location of the role.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

EEO Statement:

University policy is committed to affirmative action under law in employment of women minority group members individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Additionally in accordance with Yale’s Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law Yale does not discriminate in admissions educational programs or employment against any individual on account of that individual’s sex sexual orientation gender identity or expression race color national or ethnic origin religion age disability status as a special disabled veteran veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran.

Inquiries concerning Yale’s Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment may be referred to the Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility (OIEA).

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