Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Position hours are generally Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine - General Medical Sciences Division. The position is located at the Taylor Avenue Building. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Independently performs data collection and management; works with study participants; performs literature reviews, synopsis, and manuscript drafts; and handles all aspects of the IRB process for Public Health research projects.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
May build databases; participates in data collection; oversees data quality for multiple studies
Develops data collection processes
Analyzes qualitative and survey data
Fully executes literature searches and refines to a summary for manuscript or grant use
Drafts some sections of manuscript under the direction of the PI
Drafts some sections of grant submissions (Backgrounds and Methods) or reports
Contributes to intervention development
Participates in the delivery of interventions, including training of staff
Works with PI to draft consents
Develops recruitment plans and/or leads recruitment efforts engaging with collaborators
Other Essential Functions
May present findings at professional meetings; communicates with collaborators and team members
Performs all aspects of the IRB process, including protocol development, leads responses to IRB inquiries, drafts consents, and reports
Assists in the training and development of technicians
Master’s degree with two years of experience in a health- or research-related field in public health, epidemiological, behavioral medicine, psychological, sociological, clinical, or urban planning research or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling seven years required.
Master’s degree in public health. psychology, anthropology, or sociology.
Familiarity with EndNote and qualitative data analysis software.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators; ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports; working knowledge of computer software; data management and analytic skills, detailed oriented and learns new skills quickly, has excellent time management skills.
The hiring range for this position is $17.00 - $22.96 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
This position will support the research activities of the Bioethics Research Center within the Department of Medicine-General Medical Sciences Division (https://bioethicsresearch.org). The Center conducts research on issues that affect:
patients and family members (such as Alzheimer's Disease, organ transplantation, and mental health services);
researchers (such as lab leadership, data sharing, and training programs); and
physicians (such as when to return incidental findings from genetic tests or imaging, how best to obtain informed consent, and how to manage moral distress).
The Center conducts both qualitative and quantitative research. Accordingly, it seeks a Senior Public Health Research Technician to support studies that involve gathering and analyzing data from interviews, focus groups, sample surveys, implementation trials, and educational testing.
Please provide a cover letter with your application.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R08.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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