The Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Environmental Health is seeking a bilingual (English/Spanish), dependable, flexible, and detail-oriented individual to join a research team at the University of Southern California to participate in a research study called the âMaternal and Developmental Risks from Environmental and Social Stressors (MADRES)â 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 in-clinic or home visits with participants and conducting in-clinic or home visits to conduct study procedures; (2) assisting with creation of study documents and questionnaires; (3) completing phone interviews by phone; (4) contacting previous study participants and enrolling them in any new sub-studies (5) consenting participants in Spanish and English and explaining to participants how to complete the study procedures; (6) reviewing questionnaire responses from participants; (7) entering data into computer databases, if needed; (8) providing administrative support to the research study and the study manager; and (9) 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. Bachelorâs degree in public health or biological sciences or equivalent experience preferred and experience in a research environment also a plus.
Minimum Education: High school or equivalentMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Knowledge of data collection procedures and some experience with proposal preparation and production of technical documents
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