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Job Summary

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH EPIDEMIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

TEMPORARY PART TIME POSITION: RESEARCH ASSISTANT 2

DURATION: Approximately October 2017 through April 2018 (dependent on influenza season)

HOURS: 20-40hrs/week                      PAY RATE: $15 per hour

Responsibilities*

The primary purpose of this position is to assist with a CDC-funded influenza research study, working under the direction and supervision of UM faculty and senior research staff. The goal of this project is to assess the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine in preventing ambulatory care visits associated with influenza.

 

The Research Assistant will be placed at a UM outpatient clinic and is responsible for working with clinic personnel to identify and recruit potential eligible study subjects, obtain informed consent, administer study interviews and complete data collection forms, instruct subjects on how to complete and return at-home surveys, collect throat and nasal swab specimens, properly store and package samples for transport to the research laboratory, maintain an inventory of research study supplies, and request study materials as needed.

Required Qualifications*

The successful candidate will have experience assisting with patient health care visits or research study experience, including informed consent process, interviewing research study subjects, accurately completing data collection forms. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are necessary in order work effectively with staff at participating health centers. Basic computing skills such as email and Microsoft Office are necessary. Reliable transportation to the University of Michigan School of Public Health and UM health centers is required.

Additional Information

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff leader/member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.