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Research Assistant - Opioid Study

The research assistant will assist investigators from PCOM's School of Professional and Applied Psychology (clinical department) with a clinical trial of psychological treatments for opioid use disorder. Funding of this position is contingent upon the continued funding of the grant/contract.

This position is based at PCOM (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Enter data.
  • Conduct literature reviews.
  • Prepare materials for submission to external funding sources.
  • Prepare materials for IRB review.
  • Maintain study databases and participant tracking systems.
  • Draft meeting notes.
  • Request or acquire equipment, surveys or supplies necessary for the project.
  • Schedule and attend project meetings.
  • Attend site visits and other meetings as necessary, including community and professional study advisory committee meetings.
  • Prepare reports for study investigators and funding agencies.
  • Participate in study-related peer-reviewed publications.
  • Monitor the project budget.
  • Support off-site study staff in the recruiting, consenting and screening of participants at various primary care clinical study sites as needed (PPE will be provided).
  • Support off-site study staff in the collection of study-related surveys and assessments as needed (PPE will be provided).
  • Perform related responsibilities as required.

Position Requirements

*Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. and pass a criminal background check.
  • A bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, public health or a related field.
  • One year of undergraduate or professional research experience, or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training.
  • Note: An approved CAS Exception is required for anyone who is charged to a federal grant or contract under this job code.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
  • Research protocols
Licenses/Certifications Required
  • A valid driver’s license.
Working Conditions
  • Mild physical work: Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus to study sites.
  • Reliable transportation required.

Application Instructions

All inquiries MUST include:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • A minimum two-year commitment is preferred.

PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

For more than a century, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has provided high quality, hands-on training in osteopathic medicine. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it-adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve.

At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. All campuses feature modern facilities and state­-of­-the-­art technologies, all part of an innovative learning environment designed for collaboration and interaction.