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(Hybrid) Research Assistant - Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Department of Neurosurgery

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Laboratory and Research


West Virginia University Health Science Center is currently accepting applications for a (Hybrid) Research Assistant with the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Department of Neurosurgery

About the Opportunity

Participates in the development, coordination and implementation of several research projects that are essential to the research activities of the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. Under the supervision of research faculty, performs a variety of independent and collaborative duties involved in these research projects.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:
* 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
* 15 annual leave (vacation) days per year
* 18 sick days per year
(for when you're ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family's, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
* WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)
* 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ's.
* Wellness programs

What you'll do:

  • The Research Assistant (RA) position supports research activities in the Clinical Research Unit in the WVU RNI with direction from clinical research specialists, investigators, and research scientists.
  • Obtain consent and assist patients in enrolling in wearable/biometric studies for memory problems, addiction, movement disorders, etc. The RA is also responsible for activities such as compliance calls, patient payment, technology trouble shooting, etc.
  • Administer cognitive and/or behavioral assessments, assess vital signs, perform EEG, etc.
  • Plan and schedule research activities.
  • Observes and records appropriate data and checks results for accuracy and completeness.  
  • Operates, calibrates, cleans, and performs routine maintenance on specialized equipment.
  • Conducts literature and library searches on specified topics and prepares abstracts.
  • Prepares and organizes basic information for reports to be written by investigators and scientists.
  • Maintains required records, statistics, reports, etc. as mandated by federal or state laws and/or institutional policies.
  • Maintains established department policies, procedures, objectives and quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control.
  • Prepare and report results of research activities.
  • Accompany study participants to scheduled appointments and provide assistance, as needed.
  • Perform related duties as assigned or as directed.

Pay Grade:  15


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field OR an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • A minimum of 0-6 months of experience in clinical research
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Candidate should be outgoing, organized, detail-oriented, and motivated to further the research goals of the WVU RNI.
  • Able to adhere to firm deadlines.
  • Position requires the ability to protect participant confidentiality and maintain composure when handling sensitive issues.
  • Knowledge of research methods and design.

About WVU

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.


Job Posting: Apr 2, 2024

Posting Classification: Classified

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Schedule: Full-time
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