TheÂ USC Institute of Addiction Science (IAS), the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS), and the Health, Emotion, and Addition Laboratory (HEAL) is recruiting to fill a full-time 1-year term Project Assistant position with the possibility of renewal based on grant funds. The Project Assistant will assist with data collection efforts for two large cohort studies, including a young adult cohort and a cohort of youth in high school exploring the appeal of e-cigarette (âvapingâ) products, initiation of product use, and progression to other forms of drug use. This research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration. Specifically, s/he will execute data collection protocols involving collecting and documentation of information via phone- and web-based interaction with research participants. This position requires recruitment and retention of research participants and remote (online) data collection. S/he will work in a fast paced and high-volume outbound call environment when describing the studies and providing reminders to participants and their family members. The Project Assistant will provide consistent and comprehensive information in writing, and verbally to participants. In addition, this person must have an ability to prioritize and coordinate inquiries and concerns of participants and their parents in a diverse population local to Southern California. Other duties may include support on recruitment materials, as well as contributing to progress reports and IRB-related documents.
Overall, the successful candidate will have experience working in a behavioral research setting, have excellent organizational skills, work well as a member of a research team, be able to work independently, and have good interpersonal skills in relation to interacting with study participants. The ability to communicate in Spanish is highly desirable. The position is full-time and requires 5 days/week (weekend included) working remotely (temporarily) and at our facilities at the USC Health Sciences Campus in Los Angeles, CA.
Minimum Education: High school or equivalentMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Knowledge of data collection procedures and some experience with proposal preparation and production of technical documents
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.