Research Assistant


Position Information

University Code 34061 University Title Research Coordinator 1 University Job Family Research - Support ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Single Title Scope of Search Regional Working Title Research Assistant Position Number 577390 Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Health Behavior And Policy Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

The position is associated with research activities pertaining to health equity and cancer disparities research. Overall research projects are related to addressing cancer prevention and control in socio-economically disadvantaged populations, racial/ethnic subgroups and other groups that bear disproportionate cancer burden in the US and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Exemplar activities include, the completion of general research related tasks such preparation of IRB documents, consenting and interviewing participants, developing intervention materials, transcribing interviews, coordinating information between study sites, writing reports, and assisting with manuscripts, participating in outreach and community education events and other research documents. Promotes NCI cancer education and control initiatives with a major emphasis on reaching minority and medically underserved populations, cancer patients and their families, and health professionals in the geographic areas covered by the OHEDR . Assist researchers in promoting community outreach and engagement cancer research. Promotes the OHEDR’s educational activities for the public, cancer survivors and their families and health professionals.

The Research Assistant will work on several projects that aim to reduce cancer disparities in underserved populations. Examples of projects include an assessment of the priorities of cancer survivors in the region and surrounding areas, implementation of a physical activity and nutrition intervention for racial/ethnic and rural cancer survivors, and exploring factors related to breast cancer survivors’ adherence/nonadherence to cancer treatment.

Minimum Hiring Standards

Candidates will need to have a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or closely related fields (e.g. Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Epidemiology).

Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. A writing sample will be requested.

Excellent communication, organization, and time management skills.

Previous interactions/communications with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Experience working both independently and collaboratively in a team.

Preferred Hiring Standards

Master’s degree
Bilingual, prior research, academic writing, and biostatistics experience.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $33,000-38,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours 8:00-5:00 Job Open Date 10/20/2020 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Research Is this a restricted position? Yes Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link http://www.vcujobs.com/postings/101221 Posting Specific Questions

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Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume


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