Research Assistant (part-time) - Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute
West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia

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West Virginia University Health Science Center is currently accepting applications for a Research Assistant (part-time) with the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. 

Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute is the premier multidisciplinary institute for patient care, research, and teaching in West Virginia and the region. We celebrated the opening of our new Innovation Center on May 15, 2019. The RNI’s flagship facilities are located on the Health Sciences campus in Morgantown. Find out more about our outstanding work and contributions today at:

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 at a pro-rated basis, including:
•    paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
•    annual leave (vacation) days per year
•    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:

  • Lead Research Assistant (RA) for WVU RNI wearable study: medical student burnout.
  • Research for wearable study on Pain, Aging, OUD.
  • Research for psychophysiological experiments.
  • Peform suicide prevention work with the Behavioral Wellness program.
  • Conduct primary source research.
  • Perform archival research.
  • Plan and schedule research activities.
  • Gather demographic and clinical data on study participants.
  • Prepare and report results of research activities.
  • Collect, organize and synthesize source material.

Pay Grade: 15                                                                                                                                                                                         

Hours per week:  30 



  • Bachelor's degree in a related field; OR an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience. Ideal candidates for this position include students at the graduate level with an interest in pursuing a career in health science, medicine, surgery, nursing, social work, public health, or behavioral science.
  • 0-6 months of experience in clinical research
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Candidate should be outgoing, organized, detail-oriented, and motivated.
  • 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.

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