Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Research Program Assistant will coordinate study logistics for a qualitative interview-based study with incarcerated pregnant people in a prison in Ohio. This includes going inside the prison to recruit potential participants, coordinating with prison staff, administering informed consent, conducting interviews, uploading interview data, tracking enrollment and data completeness. He/she will report directly to the Research Program Coordinator. The Research Program Assistant will need strong organizational skills, the ability to easily adapt to change, given the unpredictable nature of conducting research in prison, resourcefulness, and oriented toward working constructively in a team environment. He/she will work in a fast paced and demanding carceral environment and must be able to work independently. This position will be working in the prison.
Conduct processes involved in study subject enrollment, including obtaining informed consent from eligible patients at the prison.
Conduct qualitative interviews with incarcerated people.
Keep accurate records of all contact made with study participants
Track enrollment and data completeness in Redcap.
Provide study compensation to participants.
Scan consents, upload audio transcript files, record brief memos after each interview, and maintain files related to the study including compensation, correspondence, IRB materials, and report preparation.
Assist the Research Program Coordinator with data entry and organizing data collection materials, as well as data quality control to assure accurate data collection, data cleaning, and data entry
Work independently and under the direction of the Research Program Manager to ensure successful completion of the different research project goals according to pre-established timelines.
Address participant concerns regarding the project and link them to appropriate resources when needed
Track subjects at 3 months after delivery, whether they are still incarcerated, or released into the community, for a follow-up research interview.
Participate via phone or video conference in weekly research team meetings.
HS/GED and some related experience.
Previous experience with the criminal legal system.
Maintain compliance with HIPAA and IRB regulations and guidelines
Able to work a fast paced and demanding environment and must be able to work independently.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Able to effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency.
Have strong organizational skills, ability to easily adapt to change, and oriented toward working constructively in a team environment.
Prior experience working with vulnerable populations, the criminal legal system, or reproductive health.
Ability to drive to prison (mileage will be reimbursed).
Good verbal/interpersonal communication skills.
Experience conducting interviewer-administered surveys and qualitative interviews.
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
Required: All IRB-required courses and appropriate study related certifications/training must be completed. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and basic computing skills.
Completion of prison/jail site-specific security clearance and orientation processes.
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant Working Title: Research Program Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $12.19 - $16.77 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Monday - Friday, hours will vary Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-OH:Ohio Department name: 10002854-SOM OB GYN Bay Gynecology Obstetrics Bay Personnel area: School of Medicine
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