We currently have a new opportunity for a Research Data Collector in the Department of Pediatrics. This person will work on the NET-Works 2 at the U study, which is a project funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The goal of this study is to learn about what factors may put some children at risk to develop heart disease and diabetes later in life, and how to keep children’s hearts and bodies healthy as they grow up.
Responsibilities/duties: The position will assist with all aspects of recruitment, retention and measurement implementation. Primary categories and responsibilities include:
Job Knowledge & Skills (75%) • Describe study components and consent participants into study, as well as conduct data collection & scheduling procedures in the field according to protocol. • Implement data collection instruments and evaluation processes with children and adults in participant homes and within a clinic setting. These include, but are not limited to: - Perform anthropometric & body composition measures - Verbally administer a survey in a computerized database - Conduct measures of Executive Functioning, Academic Achievement, and physical activity. - Administer all data collection measures with precision and adhere closely to study protocol - Document research procedures with a meticulous level of detail, both on paper and electronically. • Coordinate with clinic staff and schedule to successfully perform measures at clinic site. • Possible translation of study documents.
Data Management (20%) • Enters data in accordance with study protocols and due dates. • Backs up electronic data to study server. • Stays abreast of software updates for various study systems. • Maintains continual protection of study data, keeping private information secure and confidential at all times.
Quality Assurance (5%) • Completes training and certification and participates in ongoing re-trainings as necessary. • Attends to all study protocol and procedure updates in a timely manner. • Performs monthly quality assurance and editing checks consistently. • Accepts feedback openly, understanding it is done in an effort to standardize data across all participants and staff members.
Required Qualifications: 1. Three years of relevant experience to include one or more years of experience in a social science or public health field, 2. Demonstrated ability to work on a team, 3. Documented exposure to or experience working with families of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds in a one-on-one or small group setting, 4. Excellent attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills, 5. Documented experience showing ability to follow ethical codes that protect the confidentiality of information, 6. Exemplary computer skills, including PC and Windows environment, 7. Excellent communication skills, 8. Strong data entry skills, 9. Access to reliable transportation, 10. Fluent oral and written Spanish language skills, 11. Experience in customer service.
Preferred qualifications: 1. Bachelor’s Degree 2. Experience conducting research (e.g., participant recruitment/retention, quantitative data collection, basic data management skills), 3. Experience with REDCap and other database systems, 4. Ability to adhere to a research protocol, but also have sufficient flexibility and judgement to handle unforeseen situations that may arise.
Internal Number: 325745
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