University of Rochester Research Support Associate - 222817 in Rochester, New York
Research Support Associate
School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 General Pediatrics
8:30 AM-5:00 PM; WKNDS
Work daily on large community-based pediatric asthma interventions within the city of Rochester. Recruit participants into interventions and ensure timely follow-up data collection. Explain studies in detail, use own judgment to answer participant questions, provide informed consent, conduct in-person and telephone interviews, collect breathing measurements and saliva samples, complete medical record reviews, and conduct literature searches. Perform data collection procedures, assist with database maintenance, data cleaning, and data analysis. Assist with manuscript and grant preparation. Oversee sample collections and oversee audit preparations. Assist with hiring, training, and supervising of research staff. Will communicate with and travel to local Rochester schools, emergency departments, pediatric offices, pharmacies, and participants’ homes in the Rochester area. Will follow University Research Guidelines for Human Subjects Research during the COVID-19 pandemic. Demonstrates ICARE* values in each of the major responsibilities.
Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing, in interactions with participants, extramural agencies, officials and physicians. Must be flexible, empathetic, and able to engage effectively with diverse populations. Demonstrate efficiency in prioritizing assignments, skill in proactively and independently resolving problems in the field, and recommending and implementing continuous quality improvements. Possess good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with Microsoft Access, REDCap, database development or SPSS is desirable.
Bachelor’s degree with major course work in social or technical field and 1 year of experience in human subject research coordination; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Some evenings and weekends are required. Must have reliable/efficient transportation to travel to schools, homes, pediatric offices and other local sites. Spanish speaking is a plus.
NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.
40% Conducts human subject research enrollment
Conduct telephone calls to screen potential participants for eligibility and interest in asthma study.
Schedule home visits with family, and coordinate schedules with other staff to conduct home visits.
Travel to appropriate sites for subject recruitment, including homes, schools and emergency departments.
Explain study in detail, answer participants’ questions, review study documents with participants, and illicit informed consent/assent
Conduct interviews with families and administer surveys
Collect breathing measurements (spirometry, eNO), height/weight, and saliva samples from child/adolescent participants
Work with children/adolescents to assure comfort with and accuracy of data collection
Provide enrollment updates at weekly study meeting, and provide updates daily to study coordinator and asthma coordinator.
20% Obtain follow-up data collection for research studies
Communicate with primary care offices to obtain information from medical records for participants
Travel to schools to obtain breathing measurements from child/adolescent participants, and collect school health records
Assist with follow-up surveys, as needed
Enter, organize, and clean study data
Routinely review side-effects and adverse events, and report to Sr. Coordinator and PI, if needed
15% Data collection, data entry, data cleaning, audit preparation, database creation and database maintenance:
Collect data from interviews and other sources throughout the studies
Perform on-site validity checks of data and obtain clarification as needed
Review all surveys and verify that study information is complete and accurate in subject records, and protocol is being followed appropriately
Enter data into study databases (Access and REDCap)
Independently create tables and coding schematic for the database
Use own judgment to organize and clean the data prior to analysis
Run reports from database
Prepare documents for IRB, NIH, and DSBM reporting
Oversee data cleaning procedures – reviewing and correcting other team members data collection forms
Oversee audit preparations for IRB/NIH – ensuring that information and subject files are complete
10% Hiring, training and supervision of research staff
Conduct interviews and assist with hiring of students research assistants
Assist with organizing and conducting training sessions for the multiple aspects of the asthma interventions including survey administration, and entering data.
Assist in supervising daily student activities including, delegating tasks, reviewing progress, and providing additional training when needed
Assist with interviews and training of regular full-time staff
5% Assist with compiling and disseminating information learned from research studies
Assist with data analysis using SPSS or Excel, conduct bivariate and multivariate analysis
Manuscript preparation - draft abstracts and manuscripts
Grant support - assist in preparation of grant materials
Presentation preparation - independently organize and design presentations (lectures and posters)
Conduct literature reviews as needed on related topics:
Using resources provided (library, Ovid Medline and other online sources) conduct literature reviews for specific topics
5% Communication with study participants, stakeholders, and other study-related personnel
Organize subject samples and mail samples to laboratory for analysis; maintain sample results
Create and mail study newsletters to families and nurses
Organize subject honoraria and mail gift cards to families
Communicate with school nurses, school administrators, and medical providers regarding study
Attend weekly study meetings and discuss study related issues and provide insightful suggestions for improvement
5% Other similar duties as assigned by coordinator(s) and PI
Computer, Telephone, Scanner, Printer, Copier, Fax; Spirometer, Niox Aero (FeNO machine); Scale, Stadiometer
*For more on the ICARE values go to: http://intranet.urmc-sh.rochester.edu/patient-experience/patient-centered-care/icare-values.asp
How To Apply
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