Research Assistant – Epidemiology Team
Under the supervision of the Investigator and Project Director, the Research Assistant assists with the development and implementation of a randomized control trial to test an HIV prevention intervention targeting HIV uninfected men who have sex with men (MSM) who abuse stimulants.
Typical duties include: Implementing recruitment and retention efforts that lead to study participation via social media, online marketing, and community engagement; arranging and conducting studying visits with participants; Coordinating with other study sites; maintaining regulatory procedures and assisting in development of study materials
Additional duties include: Assisting with the publication of research findings through editing, writing, and preparation of manuscripts and conference presentations; Assisting with grant writing and study progress reports as needed; Maintaining current knowledge of HIV research by reading medical journals, articles and other HIV-related publications; Attending conferences, seminars, forums, trainings and other presentations pertinent to the field
We offer competitive salaries, and for those who qualify, an excellent benefits package; including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans, and a retirement plan with employer match. We also provide 11 paid holidays, paid vacation, and more.
LGBTQ-identified persons, people of color, and others from historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.
- Bachelor’s degree in social science research or related field preferred
- Demonstrated ability to take responsibility for assignments and deadlines, and to work both independently and as part of a team
- Excellent communication (both written and verbal) and computer (Microsoft Word, Power-Point, Email) skills
Experience/other preferred qualities & skills:
- Prior experience conducting human subjects research highly desired
- Prior clinical laboratory experience (such as phlebotomy) highly preferred
- Undergraduate coursework in statistics and research methods highly desirable
- Familiarity and comfort with HIV prevention issues facing MSM and other groups at high-risk for HIV infection
- Experience working in an ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse environment preferred
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision