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We are hiring part-time, Temporary Health Survey Research Aides for a series
community-based research studies. As part of this project, we will be
examining patterns of rural opioid use and drug injection in Western and
Central New York. This IRB-approved research will consist primarily of
qualitative interviews and brief surveys with individuals and various
professional/community stakeholders. We are seeking professional, organized
Research Aides to support our recruitment of participants and data collection
Primary responsibilities for this position will be to help coordinate data
collection. This will consist of making and receiving calls from current and
prospective participants and doing various recruitment screenings. The
Temporary Health Survey Research Aides will also conduct surveys and
qualitative interviews in-person and remotely. There will be no cold calls--
all communications will be with existing participants or individuals who have
indicated an interest in the research project.
Weekly time commitment will average between 7 and 15 hours, however this may
vary. Scheduling is somewhat flexible. This is a paid position, but is not
eligible for benefits. Anticipated start date is March 2022 with an end date
in early 2023.
· Screening participants for studies via phone/Zoom (no cold calls)
· Ongoing travel throughout Western and Central New York to conduct data
· Making and receiving phone calls about studies
· Conducting surveys or interviews in-person and via phone/Zoom
· Entering and managing screening and survey data in a database
· Other optional professional development opportunities
· Reliable personal transportation
· Outgoing personality and willingness to interact with diverse people via
phone, email and possibly Zoom
· Demonstrated interest in public health or social services
· Must live in Western/Central New York
· As Associate's degree or higher
· Experience using a laptop or tablet (e.g., Microsoft Surface or Apple
· Access to laptop or tablet and reliable wireless internet at home
· Excellent email/phone communication and reading/writing skills
NOTE: Only applications that include all required information
(cover letter and resume) will be considered. We have found it most
efficient to save cover letter and resume as one document prior to
No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance are provided for this
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