Department: Prevention Science Institute
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Review of Applications Begins
Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
The University of Oregon (UO) is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The Prevention Science Institute (PSI) is a multi-disciplinary institute focused on understanding human development, preventing behavioral health problems, and implementing effective interventions in community settings. The core mission of the PSI is to improve the lives and well-being of children, individuals, and families throughout the lifespan. PSI works with the COVID-19-MAP leadership team, and under its direction coordinates staffing to implement development and execution of MAP’s SARS-CoV-2 sample collection and community testing and surveillance efforts. This includes: regularly interfacing with groups involved in MAP’s SARS-CoV-2 testing including leadership, human subjects research teams, laboratory supervisor and staff, data science staff, community partners and the community liaison; logistical and staffing support for testing events; and other functions as necessary.
The Field Coordinator provides key coordination and support for COVID-19 MAP testing and data collection activities on the UO campus and throughout communities in Oregon. This position will be responsible for coordination with the COVID-19 MAP lab, University Health Services, and other labs for testing and diagnostics, and requires compliance with the human subject IRB process and HIPAA. The Field Coordinator trains and supervises a team of field sample collectors, oversees the tracking and completion of testing site collections, and ensures collection of any accompanying survey data.
The position will last 4 months (September 1 through December 31), with a possibility of going through June 2021 if progress is successful and worthwhile, COVID-19 testing is still needed, and funding is secured.
• Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Biology, Human Physiology, Education, Public Policy, or related field
• Two years of related experience including supervision; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
• Demonstrated ability to adhere to confidentially requirements and other regulations. HIPAA training and biosafety training will be required.
• Demonstrated competency in supervision; leadership skills and the ability to manage a team of 6-10 people.
• Computer and Excel proficiency
• Knowledge of spoken and written English sufficient to obtain, provide, or exchange information. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a specific capacity for sensitivity, confidentiality, diligence.
• Familiarity with customer service techniques and the ability to enthusiastically and confidently relate project information.
• Highly efficient and organized approach to work and strong attention to detail and thoroughness.
• Ability to manage multiple scheduling issues; exceptional time management skills.
• Ability to respond quickly and thoughtfully should logistical problems arise at a testing site.
• Ability to learn quickly and work independently, with supervision as needed.
• Ability to multi-task.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with students and diverse populations.
• Experience working in a team environment, requiring participatory decision-making and cooperative interactions among employees.
• Experience facilitating outreach activities or research activities with participants and/or experience conducting standardized interviews.
• Experience recruiting for and/or collecting biospecimen samples.
• Experience managing human subjects’ protocols.
• Experience working in higher education research or outreach.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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