TheÂ USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) Population Core (PopCore) in the Department of Preventive Medicine is recruiting to fill a full-time Project Assistant position. The Project Assistant will assist with data collection for the USC TCORS, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration. The PopCore is currently overseeing multiple data collection efforts, including of two young adult cohorts, a cohort of youth in high school, and recruitment for related studies supported by the USC TCORS that are recruiting adult smokers at vape shops and participants for a human experimental study of vaping. Specifically, s/he will execute data collection protocols involving collecting, recording, and entering data via face-to-face and phone based interaction with research participants for all active research projects. This position requires recruitment of research participants, screening, and coordinating/scheduling participant laboratory sessions. Other duties will include purchasing and drafting settlements for project-related expenses as well as managing and overseeing the completion of project-specific grant 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 position is full time and requires 5 days/week attendance at our facilities at theÂ USCÂ 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
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