Recruiter/ Data Collector (Assistant Research Scientist)

New York University

United States

August 18, 2021

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Recruiter/ Data Collector (Assistant Research Scientist) New York University: NYU - NY: School of Global Public Health Location

New York City

Open Date

Jun 3, 2021

Description

Title of Position: Recruiter/ Data Collector (Assistant Research Scientist) 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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to all IRB approved human subjects' procedures and infection control guidelines.
  • 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 housing.
  • 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 collection efforts.
  • 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.
  • Qualifications
  • 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 preferred.
  • 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
  • Application Process

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