Research Assistant

Job description

Posting Number:

PG190575TM

Position Number:

17KFH09

Position Type:

Temporary

Essential Job Duties:

As an integral member of the research team, the Research Assistant will perform a variety of duties in support of a health research study including recruiting study participants, administering informed consent, managing sample collection, and collecting, as well as collecting human and animal samples, documenting, and managing data.
Specific duties will include but are not limited to:
1. Recruit participants for a research study
2. Participate in other recruitment activities including putting up flyers in the community/clinic, attending and announcing the study in meetings, and/or using other established methods of communication in the community
3. Administer informed consent including describing study procedures as well as risks and benefits of participation to study participants
4. Collect all data and samples related to the study and work with the Project Manager to ensure all activities are completed
5. Maintain electronic and paper project files, conduct mail merges, and track payment processing; this includes the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and other computer applications
6. Complete follow-up of participants in person (in clinic, at the participants’ home, in the office, or other desired location), using web-based tools, by phone, and by mail
7. Process and manage specimens collected for the study. May perform other duties incidental to research activities as assigned.

Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College of Sciences and the University. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive and welcoming of all groups.

Is Time Limited:

No

Job City & State:

Raleigh, NC

Department:

Biological Sciences

Classification Title:

Temp Research Tech/Paraprofessional

Working Title:

Research Assistant

Work Schedule:

20-30 hours per week; primarily afternoon, evening, and weekend hours

Other Work/Responsibilities:

study visits in areas outside of Durham and Raleigh may also be required.

Minimum Experience/Education:

Four-year degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience, or combination of training and experience necessary to perform the work.

Department Required Skills:

• Proven ability to interact harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals
• Ability to interact with individuals of all ages with a particular focus on young children and infants
• Friendly and outgoing attitude
• Comfort and willingness to approach and interface with people in a community and home visit setting
• Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and writing, organization and planning skills
• Familiarity with MS Office and other applications for data entry, communication, and scheduling
• Experience working or volunteering in an ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse environment
• Comfort and willingness to approach and interface with people in a community and home visit setting
• Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and writing, organization and planning skills
• Ability to get to and from office to home visits in Durham and Raleigh North Carolina area including ability to transport study related supplies, samples, and documentation as needed; study visits in areas outside of Durham and Raleigh may also be required.
• Driver’s license and access to a car; all mileage will be reimbursed
• Interest in public health research; an interest in or familiarity with disparities research would also be helpful, but not required
• Ability to operate and prioritize under strict deadlines within a team environment
• Exercises sound judgment
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Leadership skills and proven track record of accountability

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

Previous research experience and/or familiarity with research and data collection methods is beneficial.
• Phlebotomy experience is highly desired
• Bilingual candidate (Spanish) is highly desired
• Driver’s license and access to a car; all mileage will be reimbursed
• Interest in public health research; an interest in or familiarity with disparities research would also be helpful, but not required
• Ability to operate and prioritize under strict deadlines within a team environment
• Exercises sound judgment
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Leadership skills and proven track record of accountability

Required License or Certification:

N/A

Valid NC Driver's License required?:

Yes

Commercial Driver's License Required?:

No

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$11 - $18/per hour

Job Open Date:

02/16/2021

Quick Link:

https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/128603

AA/EOE:

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

 

 

 

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Job No:
Posted: 2/17/2021
Application Due: 5/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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