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Visiting Research Associate I - CDIS

Company:
University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Medicine
Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Posted:
April 15, 2019

Description:

The applicant will assist in study coordination and start up for Dr. Ashley Kendall’s NIH funded grant titled “Reducing HIV/Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Risk Behaviors among Juvenile Offenders on Probation: A Mobile Mindfulness-Based Intervention”.

He/she will also support PHAT Life research grants, including but not limited to PHAT Life Efficacy (NIH R01MD005861) and PHAT Life Implementation (NIH R01MD010433).

MBI (Mindfulness-Based Intervention) Study Responsibilities:

Manage the day-to-day operations of the research study

Assist in creating study materials, and developing study forms, measures, protocols, and training guides

Assist in IRB protocol creation and submission

Recruit, track, and assess participants for enrollment in research

Create and maintain a recruitment database documenting recruitment, enrollment, and assessment activities; Calculate study recruitment and enrollment rates

Make contact with youths’ legal guardians to explain the study and retrieve consent

Enroll and conduct research interviews with participants

Train other research staff in enrolling participants and conducting research interviews with proper protocols

Follow clinical protocols to assess safety if participants report harm to self, others, or abuse

Maintain communication with staff at juvenile justice sites to coordinate recruitment activities

Maintain communication with participants using various communication media (telephone, email, and texts) to schedule appointments, send reminders, and verify contact information throughout the study

Assist in transcribing and analyzing qualitative data

Assist in creating data collection protocols and procedures including CASI/ACASI programming or web-based data collection

PHAT Life Responsibilities:

Recruit, track, and assess participants for enrollment and follow-up in research

Make contact with youths’ legal guardians to explain the study and retrieve consent

Enroll and conduct research interviews with participants

Follow clinical protocols to assess safety if participants report harm to self, others, or abuse

Maintain communication with participants using various communication media (telephone, email, and texts) to schedule appointments, send reminders, and verify contact information throughout the study

Enter and verify data

Assist in data verification and retrieval for the project

Assist with training of research staff to ensure quality data collection

Assist in developing tools and resources, including user guides, codebooks, and data dictionaries

Other:

Conduct research study activities and tasks as needed

Qualifications:

Bachelors degree required, BA/BS in a relevant area such as public health, psychology, biostatistics, or social work preferred

Strong interpersonal and computer skills and exceptional professionalism

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Ability to work autonomously and complete job responsibilities independently

Experience with human subjects research and recruiting and consenting participants preferred

Experience with Excel, SPSS and/or Qualtrics preferred

Experience working with youth preferred

Research will sometimes be conducted at sites in the community (juvenile justice and probation sites, homes, libraries, schools, etc.), and some activities will occur in the evenings and weekends. Must be willing to maintain a flexible schedule.

To apply submit resume and application at: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=113329

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.