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Research Assistant II SBLRC- (FT)

San Diego State University
San Diego

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Research Assistant II SBLRC- (FT)

Req No: 2021-12909
Category: Research/Project
Type: Full-Time Contract
Salary: $15.50 per hour
Close Date:

Full Opportunities Available!

We are seeking a dedicated team of individuals to be part of San Diego State University's (SDSU's) South Bay Latino Research Center (SBLRC) . Our goal is to conduct meaningful research activities focused on promoting and expediting research to improve cardiovascular disease outcomes in the low-income Hispanic/Latino populations living in the border region of San Diego. Our research is focused primarily on epidemiologic, behavioral and genetic research in a effort to improve health, well-being, and the care delivered to Hispanic/Latinos who are at risk for, or have, cardiometabolic conditions such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

You will be part of a team of Research Assistants who are passionate about their community and community-based research. In this role, you will have the opportunity to interact with study participants, conduct recruitment screening, health assessments, interviews and/or collecting participant information and data.

We value your hard work, integrity and commitment to our research, and we put people first by offering you benefits that support your life and well-being. To learn more, please visit our benefits page

You will have the opportunity to:
  • Conduct participant recruitment and screening; perform research measurements to include sitting blood pressure, anthropometry, assessments to determine blood vessel’s flexibility, and peripheral arterial disease.
  • Instruct participants on the use of various devices, and collection of blood, urine and stool samples.
  • Administer questionnaires on various health related topics, cognitive and memory functions tests, sexual and gender identity, and informed consent and HIPAA. Administer safety-screening questions by phone and in-person.
  • Ensure data collection is conducted using standardized methods and administered to study participants in their language of preference. Schedules study visits, and follow-up calls.
  • Prepare materials for the in person study visits, and mailings.
  • Accompanies study participants to off-site assessments, as well as conduct home visits to collect health assessments.
  • Adhere to data security practices to protect privacy and confidentiality.
  • Maintain quality and confidentiality of data collected and follow data entry protocols and guidelines.
  • May have the opportunity to train on MRI scanning equipment.
  • Conduct annual follow up Interviews, and update participant’s contact information.
  • Ascertain participant’s vital status, document medical events/hospitalizations, and record life events.
  • Other administrative duties may be assigned.

Completion of sufficient lower division coursework OR equivalent of one year related experience

Preferred Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in public health or related field
  • Previous work experience in a research setting and/or in the field of community health research studies
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (reading, writing and speaking)

  • This position may have the responsibility for driving 2-3 times per week which will require access to reliable transportation and proof of valid CDL and auto insurance.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is required by the CSU for all SDSU Research Foundation employees as a condition of employment. Should you be offered a position, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination status. Individuals who obtain an approved medical or religious exemption on file will be required to complete regular COVID-19 testing
  • This position will remain open until filled
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) and Livescan (fingerprint) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation
  • San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer

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Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 89 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 21 areas. SDSU's approximately 32,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.

SDSU's annual economic impact to the state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.

Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.

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Research: Since 2000, SDSU faculty and staff have attracted more than $1.7 billion in grants and contracts for research and programs ranging from cardiovascular disease to marine biology.

Diversity: SDSU ranks No. 19 in the nation for racial diversity and among the top universities for economic diversity. SDSU was ranked No. 11 in the nation and No. 4 in California for bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics by Hispanic Outlook for Higher Education

International Study: SDSU offers 350 international education programs in 50 countries. Nearly 12,000 students have studied abroad in the past 12 years.

Community Service: SDSU is a recognized leader in innovative efforts to improve urban K-12 education. The City Heights Educational Collaborative and Compact for Success both positively impact the academic achievement of elementary, middle and high school students in the local area.

Sustainability: Sustainability is an every-day part of the university culture at San Diego State University. Students, faculty and staff all participate in a myriad of ways, from festivals, to research to academic programs. In spring 2014, SDSU opens its first LEED Platinum Certified building — the 206,000 square-foot Aztec Student Union.

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