Part-time research assistant needed to support the newly NIH-funded Influence of Myeloma Patient Adherence to Cancer Therapy (IMPACT) research study. This mixed-methods, observational study aims to examining relationships among oral chemo adherence, financial hardship, symptoms, and quality of life over time. In part, responsibilities would include: 1. Day-to-day research operation tasks (e.g., participant screening and recruitment, phone calls, research interviews); 2. Travel to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and satellite offices, campus locations, and participant homes for subject recruitment, screening, and assessment of patients with multiple myeloma; 3. Data collection, data entry, and data management, including quantitative, qualitative, and biological blood sample processing procedures (e.g., medical record reviews in electronic records; data entry in REDCap and Excel); 4. Dissemination (e.g., literature searches, reference management, poster and manuscript preparation)
Bachelor's Degree in nursing or psychology preferred or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Strong interpersonal and excellent communication required, as individual will be serving as a liaison at study sites and working directly with cancer patients. Must be able to provide one's own transportation. Must be dependable and flexible with time. Comfort with technology is needed (experience with electronic medical records, REDCap, and SPSS is a plus). The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Department: Nurs-Health & Community Systems
Assignment Category: Parttime-Temporary
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule: 10 hours per week. Schedule will vary, and early morning, evening or weekend work may be needed on occasion depending on clinic schedules and study participant availability.
Requested Pay Rate: $15-$18.75/hr
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume
Internal Number: 20005023
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