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University of Washington RESEARCH STUDY ASSISTANT in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 206119

Department: PSYCHOLOGY

Posting Date: 05/12/2022

Closing Info: Closes On 05/25/2022

Salary: $3,024 - $3,648 per month

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. (

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. The University of Washington READi Lab (Research on Early Autism Detection and Intervention), directed by Dr. Wendy Stone, has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Study Assistant. Under the supervision of Dr. Stone, the Research Study Assistant will work on a community-based study that aims to improve earlier access to specialized intervention for toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from Hispanic and low-income families. Through this project, community providers (i.e., early intervention providers) will receive training on ASD screening and ASD-specialized intervention, and parent reports of their well-being, experiences with the healthcare system, and their toddler’s behaviors will be gathered. The Research Study Assistant will work in a team environment that includes Dr. Stone, a research scientist, a lab coordinator, graduate students, other research study assistants, and undergraduate research study assistants. LEAD RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct behavioral assessments with toddlers in English or Spanish (as needed)

  • Conduct phone screenings with parents in English or Spanish (as needed) to determine study eligibility

  • Prepare recruitment materials and conduct recruitment activities

  • Conduct informed consent process with parents in English or Spanish (as needed)

  • Review Spanish translations of study documents for grammatical correctness and cultural appropriateness

  • Assist with community outreach and engagement to promote study

  • Monitor and execute scheduled survey data collection for community providers and families

  • Schedule, coordinate, record, and distribute minutes for internal meetings with UW research collaborators

  • Schedule and coordinate training workshops for community providers

  • Schedule and coordinate focus groups for community providers and families

  • Prepare materials for meetings and workshops

  • Assist with development and maintenance of REDCap databases

  • Complete data entry and provide summary reports and regular updates

  • Assist with preparation and revision of study materials for the Institutional Review Board

  • Oversee training of undergraduate assistants and volunteers on study protocols

  • Assist with the development and design of materials for training workshops and outreach activities Other Specific Duties:

  • Monitor supplies and make orders as needed for data collection and training workshops

  • Issue and track participant payment for completion of surveys

  • Attend training workshops for community providers and assist with the set-up and flow of the training MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of appropriate experience in a behavioral lab OR equivalent education/experience.

  • Fluency in Spanish (includes speaking, reading, and writing)

  • Experience working directly with toddlers and/or young children

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and timelines

  • Ability to work with colleagues in a way that enhances collaboration and team building Desired:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related academic area Additional Desired Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook

  • Experience managing/editing websites

  • Experience working with service providers in community settings

  • Experience working with young children with autism and their families

  • Proficiency in SPSS Conditions of Employment:

  • Valid driver’s license Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.