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Project Assistant

Preventive Medicine Los Angeles, California

The Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Environmental Health is seeking a bilingual (English/Spanish), dependable, flexible, and detail-oriented individual is needed to join a research team at the University of Southern California to participate in a research study called the “Maternal and Developmental Risks from Environmental and Social Stressors (MADRES)” Study. The study is investigating the effects of air pollutants, chemicals and stress on maternal weight gain during and weight retention after pregnancy and on infant birth weight and early life health and growth patterns.

Employment involves (1) scheduling appointments for home visits with participants and conducting home visits to conduct study procedures; (2) assisting with creation of study documents and questionnaires; (3) completing phone interviews by phone; (4) consenting participants in Spanish and English and explaining to participants how to complete the study procedures; (5) reviewing questionnaire responses from participants; (6) entering data into computer databases, if needed; (7) providing administrative support to the research study and the study manager; and (8) other duties as assigned. Fluent Spanish and English writing and speaking skills are required, as is the ability to work well with different groups, including research faculty and staff. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational capabilities, problem-solving skills, and a demonstrated ability to work independently while managing multiple projects. Flexible working hours including evenings and weekends is essential. Prior experience in a research environment is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in public health or biological sciences or equivalent experience preferred.

Minimum Education: High school or equivalent Minimum Experience: 1 year Minimum Field of Expertise: Knowledge of data collection procedures and some experience with proposal preparation and production of technical documents

REQ20072228 Posted Date: 07/09/2019 - Thru date - 2019-09-01
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