Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 49 in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting basic and clinical cancer research, providing advanced patient care and serving the community through outreach and education programs.
The Cancer Center's mission is to translate promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for the care of patients with cancer. The Center supports one of the broadest ranges of cancer activities in the nation – from fundamental and translational cancer research in molecular genetics and advanced molecular therapeutics, and from population studies of cancer incidence to community education about cancer prevention and risk reduction.
Under supervision, serves as an assessor for research studies at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center. Through the research studies, this position will conduct non-scripted telephone interviews with study participants in clinical trials and community outreach programs, following protocols specific to each study. Uses a variety of tools to interactively collect pertinent study information of participants. Uses the research study databases and other survey tools to collect a variety of information and behavioral data from participants. Schedules assessments for participants. Answer participant questions concerning study requirements. Assists with recruitment activities conducting initial field screenings to determine subjects' eligibility to participate in studies, and explaining study requirements.
Theoretical knowledge in public health, biology, psychology, physical activity epidemiology or related field such as is typically acquired by a Bachelor's degree.
Knowledge of physical activity measurement, exercise and/or behavioral science.
Experience following research protocol and/or conducting assessments such as taking vitals, administering surveys, etc.
Experience with data entry and/or management, including familiarity with quality control of data and/or Redcap.
Demonstrated knowledge of research methodology and procedures, including adherence to funding agency guidelines, appropriate data handling, and measures to protect the privacy and confidentiality of research participants.
Demonstrated administrative office skills, including word processing (Microsoft Office), filing, data entry, data management, and photocopying.
Demonstrated ability to write clear and accurate correspondence, including spelling and proper grammar usage.
Demonstrated excellent verbal communication skills, with ability to communicate in a helpful, informative and supportive manner in person and on the phone, and ability to enter accurate data using computer software.
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and to deal with repetitive details.
Experience with physical activity measurement equipment and assessments (ActiGraph, step-test).
Background and previous work experience in community based and/or obesity related research.
Coursework or degree in life sciences.
Experience working with cancer survivors.
Experience working in a research setting with human subject participants.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must be available to work a flexible schedule including working weekday early mornings, some evenings, and occasional weekend shifts as needed.
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