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Research Coordinator I

Preventive Medicine Los Angeles, California

The Department of Preventive Medicine in seeking a Research Coordinator I (MADRES recruitment/home visits)

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) coordinating and conducting home visits with participants; (2) recruiting and consenting participants into study; (3) maintaining contact with women enrolled in the study and scheduling appointments for study visits; (4) conducting interviews in English and Spanish; (5) data entry into databases; (6) preparing study materials for home visits and sample collection; (8) providing project support to the research study and the study staff personnel and faculty investigators, and (9) other duties as assigned. Excellent English and Spanish writing and speaking skills are required. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational capabilities, superb 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 a health related field is preferred.

Minimum Field of Expertise: Administrative or research experience. Working knowledge of MS Office applications. Demonstrated effective communication and writing skills. Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

REQ20069219 Posted Date: 02/11/2019

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