Research Assistant 2

Yale University

Date: Nov 25, 2022
City: New Haven, CT
Contract type: Full time
Yale University

Research Assistant 2

Psychology - Research Staff


University Job Title

Research Assistant 2 HSS

Bargaining Unit

L34 - Local 34 (Yale Union Group)

Time Type

Full time

Duration Type


If Fixed Duration, Period

18 months from date of hire

If Fixed Duration, is continuation possible?


Other Fixed Duration Date


Compensation Grade

Labor Grade D

Wage Ranges

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Work Location

Central Campus

Worksite Address

2 Hillhouse Avenue

New Haven, CT 06511

Work Week

Flexible or Non-Standard (for anything other than Standard)

Searchable Job Family

Research Res Support

Total # of hours to be worked:


Position Focus:

The Research Assistant will support the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study (; ABCD). Yale site and the ABCD-RECOVER substudy, which is part of the trans-NIH initiative to examine the effects of COVID across development. The ABCD Study focuses on a cohort of nearly 12,000 participants who were 9 to 10 years old at baseline and are currently being followed for 10 years. Youths and their families provide rich details about their environmental experiences and undergo extensive phenotypic, cognitive, genetic, emotional, health, and neuroimaging assessments. The ABCD Study site at Yale University is located within the Department of Psychology ( at Yale and works with over 600 families per year. The Research Assistant will support the RECOVER project, including overseeing day-to-day operations, interacting with families, collecting data (e.g., self-report data and biosamples), ensuring adherence to ABCD RECOVER standard operating procedures, and consulting with community organizations. This position is a one-year fixed duration with the possibility of extension dependent on funding. The incumbent must be able to accommodate a flexible work schedule to include weekends and evenings and must live locally or be willing to relocate to New Haven, CT

Essential Duties

1. Researches and collects data through site or home visit intakes; library research; structured interviews; or through other means for research projects. 2. Interprets, synthesizes, and analyzes data using scientific or statistical techniques. Modifies and plans research experiments, procedures, tests, or survey instruments. Assists in research design. 3. Writes and edits material for publication and presentation. Reports on status of research activities. Oversees and instructs research and support staff on technical procedures, equipment operation, and laboratory maintenance. 4. Schedules and coordinates research activities. Identifies and recruits study participants. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. 5. May assist in preparing financial information and monitoring budgets. 6. Performs additional functions incidental to research activities

Required Education and Experience

Two years of related work experience in the same job family and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Experience and highly proficient at testing human participants from the community including children and adolescents; demonstrated comfort and proven ability to establish rapport with participants; sensitivity to working with developmental and clinical populations

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Excellent written and verbal skills, interpersonal skills, communication skills, and ability to work as a part of a large team

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated and excellent organizational skills

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Timeliness, accuracy, reliability, attention to detail, and ability to multitask

Required Skill/Ability 5:

General computing proficiency including Mac & Windows OS, Microsoft Office, and Photoshop/Illustrator

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Prior experience working on large-scale research studies and testing human participants; prior experience managing data and with questionnaire software (e.g., REDCap)

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


Drug Screen


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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