The Department of Health, Behavior and Society seeks a Research Program Assistant who will be the primary person responsible for collecting and handling study data for numerous concurrent HIV and STI related research studies.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Obtaining verbal and written informed consent from potential participants.
Screens potential participants responding to recruitment advertisements.
Conducts routine research interviews.
Provide pre-testing information and risk reduction counseling (HIV and HCV).
Collecting biologic specimens (urine, oral).
Making appointment reminder calls and other relevant reminder calls (e.g. network recruitment calls).
Calling clients to schedule follow-up appointments.
Conducting field visits to locate participants for follow-up visits.
Conducting field visits to post recruitment flyers for research studies.
Maintain participant files.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
HS diploma required.
Proficiency in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and/or word processing preferred.
Good organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills a must.
Experience with research projects involving HIV prevention and with diverse backgrounds preferred.
Requires excellent oral and written communication skills.
Classified Title: Research Program Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $18.00/hr (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon - Fri, 8:30 - 5pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Public Health Department name: HBS-Research Projects Personnel area: School of Public Health
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