Dignity Health

Psychometrist Research Assistant

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Research - ALZ
Hours / Pay Period
St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
Standard Hours
mon-friday 8-5


Located in the heart of Phoenix, Ariz., St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 586-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. St. Joseph’s is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, the Norton Thoracic Institute, a campus of Creighton University’s Medical School and the first Level I Trauma Center in Arizona verified by the American College of Surgeons. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph’s among the best hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. For more information please visit our website at https://www.dignityhealth.org/arizona/locations/stjosephs.


Demonstrates competence in the areas of critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, and technical skills. Acts in accordance with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles. In consultation with supervisor or designee, prepares and selects neuropsychological tests consistent with research protocols. Demonstrates ability to provide care/service safely and efficiently for the care of Adults (19-65 years) and Older Adults (65 years & over). Administers selected neuropsychological tests according to standardized instructions in published test manuals and modifies administration procedure in accordance with research participants with research participants’ physical and/or mental limitations making note of such variations in administration procedures. Scores (manually or by computer) neuropsychological test protocols according to standardized instructions published in test manuals. Records in writing observations of research participants’ behavior during testing, especially such behaviors that influence validity of test administration, scoring, and interpretation. Designs and maintains research database and completes data entry. Assists with statistical data analyses. Designs and prepares data summary sheets and response forms. Assists with recruiting human subjects for research studies and clinical trials. Interviews research participants or family members to obtain medical, social, educational, and occupational history. Assists with preparation of scientific manuscripts and presentations, IRB proposals, grants and investigator-initiated clinical trial applications. Assists with training of interns, fellows, other psychometrics’ and research assistants.


2 years experience in health related career required. 2 years experience in health related career with direct patient contact preferred. 2 years experience in neuropsychological test administration preferred. Familiarity with word processing, spread sheets, slide presentations, and statistical computer software required. Proficient in scheduling, word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, databases, and statistical computer software preferred.





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