Community Research Assistant, OPS Part-Time (Center for Translational Behavioral Science - CTBS...

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Job Title: Community Research Assistant, OPS Part-Time (Center for Translational Behavioral Science - CTBS - Medicine)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 46450
Department Behavioral Sciences & Social Medicine, Center for Translational Behavioral Science - College of MedicineEqual Employment Opportunity An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: This is a part-time project coordinating position (20-30 hours/week) in the Center for Translational Behavioral Science. The Assistant will work under Dr. Tyra Dark, the Lead Investigator of the Community Health and Social Epidemiology (CHASE) Program. Dr. Dark and her team study the roles of neighborhood context on community health and disease management. The Assistant will perform tasks related to study implementation and project coordination.

Research Activities
•Assist in recruiting subjects and scheduling data collections.
•Collect data via surveys, interviews, observations or other methods according to established research.
•Perform data entry. Clean and process data. Provide summaries on research and results.
•Assist with study protocol development, as needed.
•Prepare/create materials for community events and other study activities.

Participates in Recruitment and Retention
•Canvas the community by going door to door to deliver study information to the community/collect data (Note: Any door to door visits will be conducted during daylight hours, with one other
•Make outbound calls to recruit/provide study information/collect data, etc.
•Actively track the individual status of participants.
•Perform mailing of study correspondence (informational and thank you letters, newsletters, brochures, etc.).
•Attend community recruitment events, develop and distribute study-related communications (brochures, newsletters, etc.), and other community gatherings and activities.
•Educate residents about community studies and assist in the registration process.
•Direct engagement and follow-up efforts to recruit community members into the project.
•Field/answer, monitor, investigate, track, and direct communications (e.g., calls and e-mails) from residents and participants regarding the ongoing studies.Qualifications Bachelor’s degree or higher in public health, psychology, social science, or other health-related field.

•Willing to actively engage in the community with a sense of confidence and competence.
•Must have well-developed communication skills (both oral and written) and be able to work effectively in teams.
•Strong attention to detail.
•Able to think critically, problem solve, continually learn, and provide thoughtful insight.
•Proficient in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalent software.
•Must be punctual; regular attendance is required.

Must possess a valid Florida or Georgia driver's license and access to transportation.Preferred •Prior research, clinical trial or research design experience preferred.Other Information This position is part-time (20-30 hours/week). Night and weekend availability, as needed, for events.Pay Plan This is an OPS/temporary Job.Soft Money Funded Position This position is time-limited based on soft money funding, with renewal contingent upon available funds and the needs of the University.How To Apply If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.Affordable Care Act OPS employees are covered under the Affordable Care Act. OPS employees that meet certain criteria will be offered affordable health care coverage. For more information, please visit the following website regarding the Affordable Care Act, Free Campus Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.Re-advertisement This position is being re-advertised. Previous applicants need not reapply.




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Posted: 10/9/2019
Application Due: 10/29/2020
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