The Department of PreventiveÂ Medicine, Division of Environmental Health is seeking a bilingual (English/Spanish), dependable, flexible, and detail-oriented individual to join a research team at the University of Southern California to participate in a research study called the âMaternal and Developmental Risks from Environmental and Social Stressors (MADRES)â Study. The study is investigating the effects of air pollutants, chemicals and stress onÂ maternal weight gain during and weight retention after pregnancy and on infant birth weight and early life health and growth patterns.
(1) recruiting andÂ maintaining contact with women enrolled in the study and scheduling appointments for study visits;
(2) conducting interviews in English and Spanish during pregnancy and collecting biological specimens from women;
(3) entering data into databases; and
(4) providing project support to the research study and the study staff personnel and faculty investigators.Â
Excellent English and Spanish writing and speaking skills are required.Â The ideal candidate will have strong organizational capabilities, superb problem-solving skills, and a demonstrated ability to work independently whileÂ managingÂ multiple tasks. Flexible working hours including evenings and weekendsÂ may be needed.Â Prior experience in a research environment is preferred. Bachelorâs degree in a health-related field is preferred.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Administrative or research experience. Working knowledge of MS Office applications. Demonstrated effective communication and writing skills. Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
Internal Number: REQ20084703
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