Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Research Study Assistant
Title: 323L-YN - Research Study Assistant
Business Title: Research Study Assistant
Employee Type: Classified
Job Family: Civil Service - OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
This position will provide essential support for research projects within Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH). This position will assist with human subjects' applications and management, and will assist with developing study protocols. This position will assist with data management and collection, preparing manuscripts for publication, budget maintenance, and day to day study oversight.
Study Design and Data Activities - 35%
Assists with developing the study implementation plan for recruitment, intervention program and data collection protocols including materials and procedures.
Assists with developing and maintaining tracking system for study participants; data collection; and all research documents to ensure adherence to study protocol and compliance to Institutional Review Board (IRB) regulations.
Participates in developing database documents such as annotated questionnaires and codebooks.
Reviews and assesses study data to ensure adherence to study protocol and compliance with IRB regulations.
Gathers, records, scans, organizes, transcribes and verifies the accuracy of research study data; prepares data for computer input.
Performs data entry and quality control. Assists the PI with preparing data summary reports.
Assists the P4NH Data Manager with internal data audits.
Prepares weekly reports on study progress to Principal Investigator (PI) and project lead.
Assists with scientific review papers and manuscripts.
Assists research lead with project-related tasks such as gathering information for annual reports, creates PowerPoint presentations, and proofreads reports, publications, and other documents.
Human Subjects and Project Implementation Activities - 30%
Assist in the day-to-day implementation of all study procedures for recruitment, study intervention, and data collection, maintains tracking progress to ensure study progress along with established timelines and implementation of research protocol.
Assists in developing and maintaining project manual of operation.
Recruits and screens new participants for projects and research. Presents all informed consent material for each new participant, ensuring each participant understands the study, the data that is being collected, and confidentiality.
Performs data collection (questionnaires, observational data, medical records, record audio, video, etc.) Ensures data is properly stored according to policy and procedure.
Maintains project files and participant's documents organization system ensuring compliance to IRB regulation. Maintains confidentiality of participant records.
Assists in the preparation of IRB documents.
Assists in communicating with community agencies (clinics, labs, etc.)
Problem solves challenges to recruitment, retention, and participant satisfaction with the program.
Assists research coordinator in preparing recruitment, data collection, and study intervention reports to PIs.
Schedules meetings and record meetings minutes.
Travels as needed.
Budget and Fiscal Activities - 20%
Assists with purchasing including purchase requests, ordering, and reimbursements.
Assists with travel requests, arrangements, and travel reimbursement requests.
Ships materials as needed to project sites.
Assists with coordination of payments to participants and billing procedures related to study visits including purchasing, tracking, distributing, and internal audits.
Program Assistance - 10%
Assists with Center and program websites and social media accounts, including content revisions, upload of new information working with the communication team and others.
Assists with the creation and dissemination of promotional materials such as brochures and flyers.
Assists in organizing and conducting outreach activities and events.
Coordinates meeting plans including communications and space planning.
Assists with the coordination of the Center's special projects and events.
Other - 5%
Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications: Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of appropriate experience OR equivalent education/experience.
Proficient with Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel.
Demonstrated ability with strong written/oral communication and organizational skills, and ability to work independently and as part of a team on multiple projects.
Willing and able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends when necessary.
Possession of, or ability to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver's license.
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in working with Native communities.
Experience working in a research environment.
Excellent proofreading skills, and a strong attention to detail.
Position Term in Months: 12 Permanent/Temporary/Project: Permanent Screening Begin Date: May 13, 2021 Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Required Documents: Resume and Cover Letter
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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