Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a Per Diem Research Teaching Specialist V for the Cancer Health Equity and Engagement department at Rutgers, Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ).
The per diem Research Teaching Specialist V will be responsible for coordinating project activities for community-based HPV-related cancer prevention and control among Spanish-speaking populations. The Research Teaching Specialist V will play an integral role with protocol implementation and will work closely with principal investigator, clinical staff, and other research team members to assist with recruiting and conducting focus groups/interviews with Spanish-speaking participants.
This is a per diem grant-funded position. The Principal Investigator's work is focused on HPV-related cancer prevention and screening among vulnerable populations. The research projects include developing education interventions for adolescent HPV vaccination and for follow-up care after cervical cancer screening. Virtual and local data collection includes study sites in Middlesex, Essex, and Hudson counties.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Assisting with translation of data collection tools, participant recruitment and education materials, and regulatory documents for IRB submission.
Participating in phone, electronic, and in-person communications and meetings with study staff, health clinics, health care professionals, and community organizations to support the development and improvement of programs as COVID safety precautions allow.
Assisting with project activities as needed, including participant recruitment, consent, scheduling, interviewing participants off-site or online to collect quantitative and qualitative data as COVID safety precautions allow.
Supporting community sensitization and dissemination of research through presentations, social media, and community events.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Social Work, Psychology, Communication, or related field, plus one (1) year of experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Possess efficient organizational, communication (oral and written), and problem-solving skills.
Fluent in English and Spanish.
Strong personal initiative, attention to detail, and ability to work independently.
Computer literate with proficiency in reporting and communication tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Zoom.
Experience with community-organizing, health education, or women's reproductive health.
Experience with qualitative data collection.
Posting Number: 20ST2286
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 123837
About Rutgers University
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