The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences is in search of a dependable, flexible, and detailed-oriented and experienced Research Project Specialist to join a research team at the University of Southern California that is the Engagement and Optimization Unit (EOU). This team is part of the larger Center, the USC PE-GCS: Optimizing Engagement of Hispanic Colorectal Cancer Patients in Cancer Genomic Characterization Studies Center. The Project Specialist will be part of this team that will be conducting rigorous research to generate and validate evidence-based best practices and tools to optimize Hispanic/Latino patient engagement in cancer education and genetic testing. The successful Spanish-speaking candidate will interact with research participants to Â screen, consent, and enroll eligible participants. They will also administer testing and data collection among other research related tasks for the Engagement Optimization Unit.
Key job responsibilities include:
Identify, screen, consent, and interview potential participants
Coordinate and complete project data collection which may include surveys and focus groups
Assist with development of education and optimization materials and methods in collaboration with genetic counselors, Investigators, staff and consultants
Assist with implementation of randomized clinical trial (RCT) for testing developed materials
Assist with the development of a toolkit for wider distribution to clinicians and community members
Work with community members to train, test and/or further develop materials as needed
Attend project meetings
Complete research tasks related to sponsored project as needed.
Communicate with Principal Investigator, participants, and other staff members on progress and future plans
Position is funded by a sponsored research project and will be a full time, fixed term position eligible for renewal based on availability of funds.
The hourly rate range for this position is $28.31 - $35.12. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeAdditional Education RequirementsCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Skills: Directly related education and experience to be able to advise on project procedures and analysis techniques.Preferred Education: Master's degreePreferred Experience: 3 years
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