We are seeking a full time Research Assistant to assist two PIs (Drs. Shruti Mehta and Priya Duggal) in coordinating their departmental and research activities. This is an opportunity to be broadly exposed to all aspects of epidemiologic and public health research from inception of ideas, to implementation of data collection and summarizing research findings. Dr. Mehta's research focuses on HIV, hepatitis C virus and injection drug use, and Dr. Duggal's research focuses on genetic susceptibility to infectious disease. Drs. Mehta and Duggal are also involved in multiple studies relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The role is to provide overall support to the PIs across a broad array of research studies rather than support to a single study. This includes support of research related activities including grant, protocol and survey development, consent and sample collection, as well as some administrative support including calendar and meeting coordination. There may be opportunities for more intense engagement on a specific research project depending on mutual interest and completion of other activities. There may also be opportunities for publications.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide assistance with development, formatting and submission of grant proposals, research protocols and research manuscripts
Assist with development and formatting of study protocols and survey instruments
Assist with study sample and data collection, consenting of participants and preparation of graphs and tables for oral and written presentations
Assist with some data cleaning, analysis and compilation of data for reports
Provide overall administrative support including calendar support, maintenance of documents, processing reimbursements
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
High degree of independence
Ability to work on multiple diverse tasks, short deadlines
Working knowledge and/or interest in public health and biomedical research
Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work collaboratively
Experience with Microsoft Suite (Excel, Powerpoint, Word)
Experience with a statistical program (Stata, R) is a plus but not required
Classified Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.42 - $22.57/hr (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Telecommute Department name: Epidemiology Personnel area: School of Public Health
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