The mission of the Gletsu Miller Laboratory is to research nutritional strategies to improve the health of individuals with obesity. Examples of research studies include one to reduce adolescents' dietary intake of added sugars by substituting sparkling water beverages for drinks sweetened with sugar. Another study assesses the bioavailability of formulations of magnesium for future supplementation studies that aim to improve magnesium status. A new study will test the impact of eating avocados on risk factors of cardiometabolic disease. The Department of Applied Health Science, where the Gletsu Miller lab is located, is committed to preventing disease and promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The Department has nine laboratories, centers, and institutes , including lab facilities dedicated to applied behavior research, industrial hygiene, and nutrition science. Our centers and institutes investigate health disparities, sexual health promotion, addictive behavior, and behavioral wellness.
The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the daily conduct of multiple clinical trials and research functions, including but not limited to: ensuring compliance with complex clinical trial protocols and human subject regulatory procedures, assisting with study participant recruitment, interacting with study participants during clinic visits, and engaging in general research study coordination and implementation of standard operating procedures. The successful candidate will work closely with faculty, scientists, other clinical trial collaborators, and must be willing to travel in the region encompassing Bloomington, Indianapolis, rural South Central Indiana, and occasionally beyond.
Bachelor's degree in a health-related field (e.g., Nutrition Science, Dietetics, Nursing, Kinesiology, Public Health) .
Some human subjects and/or clinical trial experience. Knowledge within health-related field(s) to make decisions without constantly having to check with researchers. Analytical mindset to collect and interpret data and take note of patterns or outcomes of which the PI needs to be aware. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide variety of individuals. Excellent interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation. Exceptional communication skills. Organizational, managerial, and multitasking skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Ability to perform phlebotomy.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 2RS
Job Function: Research
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