Clinical and Translational Science Institute - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19006572)
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh is recruiting Research Recruitment and Engagement Specialists for an exciting national program to recruit one million individuals to create a resource for researchers to develop more personalized approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
The All of Us PA Research Program is the local partner of the National Institutes of Health program. The local program will enroll 120,000 or more individuals in this groundbreaking study. The study includes the completion of online consents and participant surveys and collection of biospecimens (blood and urine). The Research Recruitment and Specialist will work in multiple settings including dedicated enrollment clinics, physician practices, and hospital settings (outpatient/inpatient) and in community partner settings. They will interact with potential participants along the continuum of study enrollment - including engagement (explaining study basics to a potential participant), recruitment (scheduling and supporting completion of online informed consent and participant surveys) and collection and processing of blood and urine samples and documenting all activities.
The ideal candidate enjoys interacting with diverse communities, is flexible, positive, friendly and a team player with excellent communication and organizational skills. They will be assigned to a location area based on the programs enrollment priorities. They will implement established protocol standards to assure all activities are performed per the study protocol. The candidates will routinely collect program metrics to support enrollment and inform program priorities.
Specific duties include: * Interact with potential participants to explain the research program, answer questions and assess interest * Provide support to participants to complete online consents and surveys * Perform basic physical measurements including height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate and BP based on study protocol and internal standard operation procedures. * Collect and process for shipping blood and urine samples. * Working effectively as part of a team to meet program enrollment targets.
Experience interacting and communicating with the general public to provide information and answer questions - does not have to be in a clinical setting (but is preferred); Phlebotomy experience preferred but not required (will teach); Bachelors degree preferred; exceptions to the degree requirement can be made if length and relevance of prior experience as well as established track record indicate candidate's overall capability and specific suitability for the position; experience in a research setting preferred.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.II
Minimum Education Level Required: Associate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 1-2 years experience
Work Schedule: Possible evenings and weekends
Hiring Range: TBD based on qualifications
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19006572
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.