Dr. Raina Pang in the Â Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Â is recruiting to fill a full-time Project Specialist position. The Project Specialist will assist with research studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program. These projects include: (1) human behavioral laboratory experiments examining tobacco withdrawal following overnight abstinence; (2) field research studies utilizing ecological momentary assessment (EMA) to understand naturalistic smoking behavior; and (3) social media studies.
The Project Specialist will work closely with Dr. Pang in the overall execution of ongoing research projects. Specifically, s/he will execute data collection protocols involving collecting, recording, and entering data via face-to-face interaction with research participants for all active research projects. This position requires recruitment of research participants, screening, and coordinating/scheduling participant laboratory sessions. Other duties will include purchasing and drafting settlements for project-related expenses, overseeing undergraduate research assistants, and managing and overseeing the completion of project-specific grant progress reports and IRB-related documents.
Overall, the successful candidate will have experience working in a behavioral research setting, have excellent organizational skills, work well as a member of a research team, be able to work independently, and have good interpersonal skills in relation to interacting with study participants. The position is full time and requires 5 days/week attendance at our facilities at theÂ USCÂ Health Sciences Campus in Los Angeles, CA.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience to be able to advise on project procedures and analysis techniques
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