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Epidemiology Research Assistant - Temporary

Company: Florida International University Board of Trustees
Location: Miami
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY



FIU Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Department of Epidemiology, is currently seeking a part-time Research Assistant for our team. The Research Assistant will provide support to the GEM Study: A NIH/NCCIH study pilot testing a mind-body intervention for older people living with HIV. The Research Assistant will conduct study assessments with participants, schedule participants, engage in quality control of participant data, and assist with screening of research participants. The Research Assistant will report to the research coordinator for the study. Duties will include the following:

* Conducts standardized evaluations of study participants.

* Conducts standardized telephone screening interviews with potential study participants

* Schedules study participants for research assessments with reminders, and assists with recruitment of study participants.

* Obtains written consent.

* Organizes and maintains study materials; records study notes and results; files and maintains records; codes data for input for electronic data processing; inputs and retrieves data using computers.



JOB CATEGORY



Temporary

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS



Prefer two years of experience conducting standardized testing, working with adults; and Bilingual preferred (Spanish).



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS



Bachelor s Degree or higher in Psychology, Social Work, Public Health or a related field. Must be able to work evenings and on weekends occasionally. Must be available to work part time and daily hours may vary. Be able to work a fax, computer & laptop, scanner, telephone, and photocopier. Must pass criminal background check. Be able to work independently and report status to supervisors. Be fully proficient with PC computers and MS Office Suite. Complete and submit training certificates related to Research Study participants responsible conduct and other trainings. Have a current Florida driver s license.

Applicant should also have the following skills/knowledge:

* Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.

* Knowledge of advanced features in Microsoft Office Suite.

* Ability to interact effectively with others.

* Excellent communication (oral & written) skills.

* Ability to work flexible hours.

* Experience with statistical software (i.e. SPSS, SAS, REDCap) is a plus, but not required.

* Prior experience working with adults.

WORK SCHEDULE



20 hours per week.

Hours will vary but will generally be between Monday -Friday, and between 8:30 am-5:00 pm.

ADVERTISED SALARY



$15.00/Hour



OTHER INFORMATION



Off-Campus:

SHARC-FIU 3550 Biscayne Blvd ., Suite 503, Miami, FL 33137/MMC



PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS



* Criminal Background Check

* Fingerprinting Check (working with minors and/or vulnerable people)

* Driver License Check (MVR)



TEMPORARY DISCLOSURE



As a temporary employee, you will not be eligible to participate in all employee benefit programs (e.g., paid leave, retirement, or tuition reimbursement).

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), a temporary employee who works on average 30 hours or more per week may be eligible to enroll in health care benefits. As a temporary employee, you are also eligible to enroll in supplemental plans (e.g. dental, vision,) which requires full payment on your part.

Upon completing an assignment, employees may apply for a position on FIU Careers.

HOW TO APPLY



Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest.

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

*This posting will close at 12 am of the close date.

HOW TO APPLY



Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process.

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

*This posting will close at 12 am of the close date.

DISCLOSURES



Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: https://police.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2016/04/Campus_Security_Report__Safety_Guide.pdf.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).



Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information.





FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Florida International University Board of Trustees, Coral Gables , Epidemiology Research Assistant - Temporary, Other , Miami, Florida

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