Research Assistant in Pain-Related Clinical Trials
The Mauck’s Lab is a multi-disciplinary research laboratory in the Department of Anesthesiology involved in multiple Pain-related clinical trials such as the BEST Trial and the IMPROVE Trial. The BEST Trial (Biomarkers for Evaluating Spine Treatments) is a nationwide research study focusing on personalizing treatments for chronic low-back pain. Whereas the IMPROVE Trial (Immune Mechanism of Vitamin-D Following Burn Injury) is a randomized controlled trial assessing the feasibility of Vitamin D to reduce chronic pain resulting from burn injury.
The Mauck’s Lab has research assistant positions available to start as soon as possible. We are looking for upcoming junior or senior undergraduates with background and strong interests in science and clinical research. The research assistant will have the opportunity to engage in various research activities. Specific duties include conducting structured interviews with potential participants, screening, recruitment, and enrollment, scheduling study visits, assisting in organizing and filing regulatory documents, preparing progress reports, conducting follow-up sessions, and performing literature reviews for study-related manuscripts for the lab.
The position is ideal for candidates considering graduate or medical school. The research assistant should be able to work accurately and efficiently under minimal supervision, be detail-oriented, and maintain exceptional communication skills with the research team. The applicant must be willing to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week.
The mentored Research Assistant position offers numerous learning opportunities which include fostering critical thinking and analytical skills, help define the applicant’s academic and career interests, and additionally, build direct contact and connections with the distinguished faculty and leadership of the department. The applicant stands to benefit from engaging with diverse and supportive research teams, as well as a possibility of receiving outstanding recommendations for future endeavors.