Recruiter/ Data Collector (Assistant Research Scientist)
New York University: NYU - NY: School of Global Public Health
New York City
Jun 3, 2021
Title of Position: Recruiter/ Data Collector (Assistant Research
Project: Increasing COVID Testing in Underserved Communities
Principal Investigators: Dr. Holly Hagan and Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos
Job Type: Part-Time
Length of Employment: 3 Months with possibility of extension
Number of Positions Available: 10
Research Labs: Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR) Center for
Latino Adolescent and Family Health Measurement, Learning, & Evaluation Lab
This NIH study will test the effectiveness of an intervention designed to
promote COVID testing uptake, adoption of COVID control measures, and mutual
aid capacity at the household level. The findings from this study will provide
an evidence-base to inform current and future public health initiatives
related to COVID-19 mitigation in underserved and vulnerable communities.
Recruiters/Data Collectors will report to Desiree Williams, the Project
Manager and Dr. Holly Hagan, Professor, School of Global Public Health, and
Director of the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR).
Recruiters/Data Collectors will be responsible for canvassing, recruitment,
screening for eligibility, obtaining informed consent, and data collection in
New York City Housing Authority buildings in the South Bronx. Recruiters/Data
Collectors will be expected to adhere to project timelines and provide routine
feedback to the Project Manger regarding their recruitment and data collection
efforts. In addition, Recruiters/Data Collectors will support the Project
Manager and PIs in developing/adapting training protocols by identifying
barriers to study enrollment, the scheduling of study activities/house visits,
and data collection.
CDUHR is an NIH-funded Center that supports transdisciplinary research to
prevent and treat HIV, HCV, overdose, and substance use. Dr. Guilamo-Ramos
directs the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health, which seeks to
foster the development, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based
interventions designed to promote positive Latino youth development, and
examine and address issues such as immigration and their impact on Latino
families and communities.
Adhere to all IRB approved human subjects' procedures and infection
Engage in canvassing (in courtyards, lobbies, door-to-door) to introduce
residents to the study and the opportunity to participate.
Recruit and build rapport with families in Mott Haven who live in NYCHA
Screen for eligibility and obtain informed consent.
Schedule study activities (house visits, assessments, interviews).
Data collection and entry in RADx-Up database.
Attend project trainings and team meetings.
Provide routine feedback to Project Manager about recruitment/data
Identify and report any barriers to study enrollment, the scheduling of
study activities/house visits, and data collection to the Project Manager.
Report any adverse study events or breaches of infection control protocols
to Project Manger and PIs.
Assist with additional research activities as they arise.
Bronx residency is preferred, but not required.
Associates degree with related professional work experience is preferred,
but not required.
Flexible part-time schedule (including weekends) is preferred.
Understanding the importance of cultural humility is required.
Cultural competence in working with Latino and African American
communities is preferred.
Strong commitment to working in communities with health disparities is
Individuals who are able to work independently with minimal supervision
and are flexible are best suited for this opportunity.
Candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-focused
environment, be motivated, be organized, be detail-oriented, be willing to
work under the supervision of the Project Manager, and possess the
necessary skills to complete tasks efficiently and in a timely manner.
Skills and Knowledge:
Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred
Strong communication and rapport-building skills
Excellent organizational and management skills
Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is preferred
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search.
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