Under moderate supervision, set-up, conduct, and continue research projects following study protocols including the appropriate recording of data and reporting of standard or variant results. Assist in other laboratory and research functions.
Preferred Education, Skills and/or Experiences:
Experience with community-based research trials preferred. This position sets up, conducts, and continues research projects under moderate supervision. The position will follow protocols and policies to appropriately record and report data collection and completion both in the community and in a clinical setting. They will regularly complete quality check protocols to ensure data have been entered correctly, efficiently, and effectively. The RA2 will also prepare data for reports, audits, meetings and other presentations. They will assist in other laboratory and research functions. A background/interest in biomedical and behavioral research is a must. Working and communicating effectively within a team environment is crucial to the success of this project. Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred
Academic General Pediatrics at Children's Hospital improves the health of children and families, especially those with higher risk for poor health outcomes. As a medical home, we provide comprehensive, family-based, coordinated care. Our programs range from primary care clinics across the region to specialized clinics focused on child behavior, to referral services for families involved in international adoption. We also direct the Newborn Nursery at Vanderbilt to give families with new infants a healthy start and allow for good continuity of care. Our training of the next generation of pediatric primary care doctors and specialists and our advancement of discoveries impact children across the country and the around the world..Position Shift:
· Day Shift/ Non-Exempt Position including evenings and weekends, as the study requires.
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Additional Key Elements/ Responsibilities:
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
· Under moderate supervision, conduct, and evaluate community and clinical research
· Collect biometrics and biological samples in the field
· Must be very detail oriented in following the protocol while collecting data in community and clinical settings
· Regularly complete quality check protocols to ensure data have been entered correctly, efficiently, and effectively
· Conduct organized and relevant literature searches and use that information in a way that informs our work/processes
· Help to research and prepare grant opportunities
· Record, compile, interpret, and communicate data/results
· Be involved in data entry and data integrity with understanding of database systems (i.e. REDCap)
· Have respectful interactions with parent-child dyads, many of whom represent underserved populations
· Prepare, operate, and troubleshoot intervention, recruitment, and data collection procedures
· Ensure clear communication between academic and community partners, as well as our lab team
· Demonstrate an understanding of acceptable research procedures and techniques
· Provide appropriate written documentation of meetings and results for dissemination to multiple stakeholders
· Participate in participant retention efforts
· Participate in manuscript development and submission
· Assist with IRB documentsPosition Qualifications:
· Bachelors Degree (or equivalent experience) and 2 years experience required.
- Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
- Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
- Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
- Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
- Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
- Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
- Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
- Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
- Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
- Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
- Occasional: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.
- Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
- Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
- Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
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