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Under the supervisor of the study Principal Investigator (PI), the assistant clinical research coordinator will oversee all aspects of the research study focused on nutrition and physical activity for Latino families. The assistant will be responsible for development of study protocols, working with the Institutional Review Board (IRB), conducting participant assessments/measurements, leading community engagement and outreach activities, and management of data.
Strong theoretical knowledge and/or Bachelor's Degree in psychology, public health, biology, or related field and/or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Fluency in Spanish and English (spoken and written).
Must have a valid CA driver's license and acceptable driving record.
Experience in administering psychosocial and/or health behavior questionnaires.
Experience with behavioral counseling or lifestyle interventions.
Experience working with the Latino community.
Experience performing research duties in a behavioral or clinical research environment. Strong knowledge of experimental protocols, data gathering, protocol design and evaluation.
Experience using statistical software applications such as SPSS, SAS, or R. Knowledge of database, word processing and spreadsheet applications such as REDCap, Velos, Access, Excel and MS Word.
Strong knowledge of investigational protocols (data management, query resolution, protocol design and protocol implementation).
Demonstrated experience with research protocol in order to screen patients for eligibility, initiate treatment plan, collect specimens, and orient participating physicians.
Proven ability to find creative and innovative solutions to adjusting needs of the center. Ability to be resourceful and to understand the overall nature of work/responsibilities to establish useful resources and University contacts.
Experience with research participant recruitment.
Proven ability to problem solve and resolve conflict.
Effective interpersonal, as well as written and verbal communication skills (using grammatically correct written English and accurate typing) to interact with a diverse population. Excellent phone etiquette skills.
Ability to discern items that can be handled independently and those which require attention of supervisor, including ability to quickly determine subject matter of material and necessary action to be taken in a timely manner.
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with diverse groups, including professional and non-professional staff and clients.
Experience in public speaking: preparing and delivering presentations.
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