Reports to a defined team of Principal Investigator(s) or Project Director(s) and the Administrative Officer of PCRI. Is responsible for working as a core member of a project team to collect data for research activities including: participant recruitment and enrollment following IRB protocol, participant interviews, data capture and other duties to proactively address project needs in close consultation with supervision.
Under general supervision, performs research support functions including: - Research fieldwork (face-to-face) in under-served communities with vulnerable populations, including: participant recruitment and enrollment following IRB protocol, participant interviews (semi-structured, qualitative), administering survey questionnaires, direct observation, or other data gathering activities in the field. - Data entry, transcription, data verification/quality control, and database management. - Anticipate project needs and proactively recommend new workflow or approaches to accelerate projects or overcome unforeseen challenges. - Other research project support duties as requested by supervisors.
Education/Experience: An Associate's degree or two years of qualified experience in a similar position with support responsibilities.
Communication Skills: Requires strong interpersonal communication skills, excellent verbal, written, presentation, and group facilitation skills. Must be capable of interviewing participants in an engaging, accommodating nonjudgmental style, in clinical, community or street settings. Must be able to interact with providers and office staff to discuss strategies to implement research and service projects in primary care practices. Must have strong critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate and respond to team progress, anticipate needs and other related team dynamics.
Computer Skills: Demonstrated experience with software products, particularly a statistical application, Microsoft Office Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Willingness required to explore and learn new or unfamiliar applications or databases.
Education/Experience: BA/BS in health care or related field.
Experience working within the criminal justice system in Erie County.
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