The Department of Psychology at the University of Connecticut seeks qualified applicants for the position of Research Assistant I. This position will be located in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a full-time, grant funded, end-date position and will be responsible for conducting structured and detailed interviews for data collection with people living with HIV/AIDS or those at risk for HIV/AIDS and administering computerized assessments. This end-date position is subject to renewal contingent upon availability of fund and project needs.
The incumbent's responsibilities will include: conducting detailed structured interviews with male and female research participants living with HIV/AIDS or those at risk for HIV/AIDS; conducting one on one interviews with research study participants in order to obtain sensitive information; contacting participants regarding research appointments; distributing participant incentives for study activities; assisting participants with completing computerized assessments; monitoring data for quality assurance; assisting with transferring data from research sites to the University; communicating daily data collection activities between the Atlanta site and the University of Connecticut, Storrs Campus; assisting in collection, processing, and delivery of biological samples; attending and contributing to weekly Team Meetings; performing related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a B.A. or B.S. degree or equivalent specialized training and experience; experience working with people of diverse backgrounds; experience working with marginalized or disenfranchised populations; ability and willingness to work flexible and irregular hours - some evening and weekend hours are required; demonstrated strong verbal communication skills; demonstrated sound organizational skills and attention to detail; excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability and proficiency in Microsoft Software-Word, Excel and Access; demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks; must have a high sense of ethics and respect for handling sensitive and confidential information.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience working with HIV affected community; demonstrated experience working in the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Queer Community; demonstrated experience working in research; previous experience collecting and processing biological samples; previous experience as a Phlebotomist; CITI Training Certificate.
This is a full-time, grant-funded, end-date position.
For full consideration, candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and 3 letters of recommendation online using Husky Hire. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.