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Research Assistant, SOM-Dept. of Family Medicine and Population Health, Division of Epidemiology

Richmond

Research Assistant, SOM-Dept. of Family Medicine and Population Health, Division of Epidemiology

  • req2479
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • SOM-Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, Division of Epidemiology
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, Division of Epidemiology is hiring a temporary, part-time Research Assistant to work research related to cancer prevention, sleep disturbances, heart rate variability (HRV) and related topics.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Work with VCU School of Medicine investigators to assist with current research being conducted and under development.
  • Complete and apply CITI training for research in human subjects.
  • Assist with eligibility screening and patient communications including emails, phone calls, and letters.
  • Assist with participant study visits and data collection.
  • Assist with equipment and sample pick-up/drop-off, data entry, and validation (mileage will be reimbursed).
  • Assist with the delivery of supplies and biospecimens to/from the clinics and laboratory/biorepository.
  • Assist with processing of samples in a lab environment and recordkeeping using a tracking database.
  • Assist with medical record abstraction and database development.
  • Collect, process, and evaluate pilot and related data using the study devices to support research involving the processing and management of physiological measures, including personal monitoring of heart rate and rest/activity (sleep actigraphy).
  • Develop competence using Kubios data processing software for heart rate analyses.
  • Perform quality control data checks to help ensure appropriate project documentation.
  • Interface with project and clinical staff to help ensure clear and consistent communication.
  • Work effectively as a research staff team member to help ensure smooth project operations, and help to troubleshoot any emergent issues in consultation with the Clinical Research Coordinator, Principal Investigator, and other study team members.

Required Qualifications:
  • Must be available to work on-site, in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Some local travel may be required to assist with data collection and related duties involving ongoing studies (mileage will be reimbursed).


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience working as a Research Assistant.
  • A completed Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Medicine, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Statistics, or a related field


Hours per week: Up to 29

This is an hourly non-exempt position and therefore is not eligible for participation in the state's health benefits program, life insurance, employer-funded retirement, or cash match programs. The work-hour limit for hourly employees is 1,480 hours annually (365 consecutive days). Work hours include regular and overtime hours, student hours, and any other hours worked in a second job with VCU.

This is a restricted position with no set end date and continued employment is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance.

The School of Medicine continuously strives for our workplace and learning environment to reflect the demographic and social milieu of the communities we serve. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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