Research Associate

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Classification Title:

Research Associate

Internal Title:

Research Associate



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College of Nursing


CON College of Nursing

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Advertised Minimum Salary :

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

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Part/Full Time:

Part Time

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Work Schedule:

Standard working schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position:

Research Grant (RGP)

Basis :

12 months

Job Search Category:

Other Professional

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Research Grant (RGP)

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Advertised Job Summary:

Assist in conducting clinical research and education related to the early detection of lung cancer and lung cancer survivorship and their family members (dyads). The Research Associate will work with the principal investigators, co-investigators, grant staff and others to assist with implementation of an intervention study and other educational and research components of the grant. This position will work with the research team to recruit adult participants, executing informed consent, collecting and facilitating the management of data;
organizing findings; and preparing reports, professional presentations and manuscripts.

Recruitment and retention of research participants. Building rapport and sustaining communication with potential and actual participants, colleagues at research sites, and the research team. Maintain complete and secure participant records. Assist with participant transportation and incentive distribution issues. Assist with the development of intervention materials and management of research data, uploading and downloading data files, and communicating with vendors and contracted services as well as data manager and statistician.

Assist in the preparation of materials and deliverables related to dissemination (grant reports, posers, manuscripts). Facilitating administrative needs such as coping, printing and mailings.

Provides administrative support for research teams and their meetings which includes: coordinating schedules for on/of site team meetings and community partners; agenda preparation, taking and maintaining meeting minutes, telecommunication connections, and assuring follow up on action items and time-lines set in meetings.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

Master’s degree preferred. A valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle for transportation is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working on clinical research studies. Knowledge of USC policies, procedures, rules, regulations related to grant management. Ability to work with a diverse group of professionals to organize, plan, coordinate a statewide effort of education and advocacy. Ability to facilitate research planning and implementation of an intervention-related clinical research study; ability to communicate sensitively and clearly on the telephone and orally and in writing; ability to audio-record and write summaries of meetings (planning, team and research meetings); ability to draft and submit reports to the funding organization; ability to promote a positive work environment;


Above-Average typing skills. Proficient computer skills with MicroSoft Office programs. Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing. Excellent analytical skills, ability to synthesize information from multiple sources, attentiveness to details and results. Strong interpersonal skills sufficient to inspire, lead, and work effectively with diverse groups. Must be interested and effective in working with adult senior citizens at risk for lung cancer, and able to maintain confidentiality as required by all IRB and HIPPA regulations.

Must have good organizational skills and be detail-oriented; be able to communicate and work effectively with the interdisciplinary team, co-investigators, graduate and undergraduate students, and potential participants. This position will occasionally involve working during the evening hours, possibly throughout the state of South Carolina.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/13/2020
Application Due: 12/27/2020
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