Research Support - 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 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is for the Health Communication Research Lab. The position is located at Goldfarb Hall. This position is for the Danforth Campus. This position may involve local travel for recruitment activities and meeting with external research partners.
The Health Communication Research Lab (HCRL) in the School of Social Work conducts research to assess and address health disparities. The individual may contribute to a variety of projects and study activities. The research assistant will: 1) recruit, confirm eligibility, document consent, and collect data in a systematic fashion from participants; 2) assist with training student assistants involved in recruitment, data collection, and quality control; 3) collaboratively work with the research team involved in data collection and participant tracking; 4) assist with data management activities, including organizing, cleaning, quality checks, and coding of variables for analysis; and 5) other duties as assigned. The individual will work independently with supervision from senior staff and faculty, and in collaboration with other research team members.�
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Recruit and engage with community members and representatives from community organizations in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, in person, telephone, and electronic.
Train and collaborate with other team members involved with recruitment and data collection
Assist with data management activities, including organizing, cleaning, quality checks, and coding of variables for analysis.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, psychology, social sciences, or related field and two years of related work experience in health care, public health, social work, customer service or related field.
Experience recruiting research participants or providing relevant customer service to diverse individuals.
Experience using computer databases to document participant tracking, responses, or related data.
Master’s degree in public health, social work, psychology, social sciences.
Experience working with diverse individuals.
Proficient computer skills. Experience with common reporting tools such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and experience with data entry programs such as Access, FileMaker Pro, Qualtrics, REDCap.
Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Highly dependable, organized, and detail-oriented. Will need to follow study protocols and maintain high standards for accuracy in data capture and reporting.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team that includes students, staff and faculty.
Desire to learn new skills, show initiative and independently perform new applications and procedures.
The hiring range for this position is $15.46 - $20.88 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.
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.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please include a cover letter and resume with your application.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.