Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The School of Public Health is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression in our mission and operations. In pursuit of this goal, we consider an individual’s record working with colleagues from historically marginalized backgrounds and experience identifying and eliminating systemic barriers to academic success. Because the SPH and the Division seek to increase the diversity of its workforce, we particularly encourage applications from those who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented in our discipline, including those who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, those with disabilities, and those from LGBTQIA+ communities.
The individual in this position will work in our research clinic, examining long-term previously recruited participants in the Multi-ethnic study of Atherosclerosis. Successful candidate must have the ability to work as a team player and perform measurements carefully and accurately. This position has the responsibility of administering a variety of technical procedures, conduct several types of interviews and questionnaires, tabulating records of response and managing the flow of participants through various stages of the study. Periodic recertification in each performance area is required. This is a long-term study in which retention of the originally recruited participants is critical.
Duties and Responsibilities will include:
Become certified in all areas of performance
60% perform any or all of the following technical procedures: blood pressure measurement, anthropometry, spirometry, cognitive testing and physical function tests
20% interviews: Conduct closed and open-ended interviews, over the phone and/or in person, with participants according to specific protocols. Collect and enter data electronically.
20% records maintenance: Maintain participant records and files. Maintain equipment as needed.
Percentages will change depending on work needed at the time.
Cross train and learn other duties and responsibilities of the study as needed.
***NOTE that this position will start with working at home, a laptop will be provided.
***Once exam starts, the individual in this position will be required to follow all COVID safety protocol and wear PPE, which will be provided. Prior to the start of the exam, mandatory training on COVID-19 risk factors, symptoms, and protocol will be required.
This is a 1 year position with potential for extension contingent on funding. Work days will be Monday through Friday with some Saturdays.
Work hours: Flexible start times between 7-8am wortking until 3:30-4:30pm with the possiblity of evening hours from clinic or home (phone related work).
Starting salary: $18.11/$37,669 to $19.63/$40,830
Required Qualifications (must be documented in application materials):
-Bilingual (fluency in Spanish/English) -Three (3) years of experience ina a medical office/research setting which may include recruiting, communications, survey interviewing(related education can count toward years of experience) -Must have previous experience working with people from diverse backgrounds -Basic computer skills -Organizational skills
-Experience working with and adhering to rigid protocol standards -Completed training in any or all of the following technical areas: blood pressure measurement, anthropometry, cognitive testing and physical function tests -Experience conducting in-depth survey interviews in person and/or over the phone -Health data collection experience -Experience in general office procedures -Experience working as part of a team -Detail oriented -Willing and able to learn study specific programs
Successful candidate will have the following: -Ability to communicate well with people of diverse age, racial and educational backgrounds -Ability to work as a team player
Internal Number: 340413
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