Pro Tem Research Assistant/ Recruiter and Assessor

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
May 06, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Pro Tem Research Assistant/ Recruiter and Assessor

Job no: 527420
Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Portland, OR
Categories: Psychology, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Prevention Science Institute
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
May 24, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Department Summary
The Prevention Science Institute (PSI) is a multi-disciplinary institute focused on understanding human development, preventing behavioral health problems, and implementing effective interventions in community settings. The PSI encompasses focus areas consistent with the field of prevention science, including prevention and intervention and implementation science. Understanding effective intervention strategies and the outcomes associated with these interventions across multiple domains of functioning, including biological, social, and contextual, is the focus of research at the PSI. The core mission of the PSI is to improve the lives and well-being of children, individuals, and families throughout the lifespan. The PSI is committed to research that expands our understanding of interventions and development with diverse populations, and actively seeks to promote research that reduces health disparities in service utilization.

Position Summary
The Recruiter and Assessor will be responsible for contacting families for recruitment into a longitudinal study; scheduling research assessments (remote and in-person) within their targeted assessment window; coordinating scheduling in conjunction with family, research staff and equipment/room availability; tracking completion of individual study components (e.g., participant surveys, biospecimen collections); working collaboratively with site recruiters and interviewing staff at the University of Oregon, Oregon Health Sciences University, and Brown Medical School for cross-site coordination of study recruitment and scheduling needs; responding to inquiries and answering project related questions from participants on a day-to-day basis; continuously maintaining and updating the study database with participant information, scheduling and assessment notes, participation status, individual data component status, and all stages of assessment; maintaining positive, good working relationships with study families across multiple points of contact; troubleshooting recruitment issues/difficult cases with assistance from supervisor; coordinating retention-driven mailings, recruitment letters, and newsletters; assisting in developing new and innovative ideas to maintain contact with families and/or reengage reluctant participants; providing summary reports to supervisor, as needed; and working closely with the assessment and data management teams to coordinate data collection needs, including the collection of missing data.

Minimum Requirements
  • BA/BS degree in psychology, behavioral science, social science, or a closely related field.
  • Two years of research experience or progressively responsible employment in a field applicable to research, or a combination of such training and experience.

    Professional Competencies
  • Knowledge of spoken and written English sufficient to obtain, provide, or exchange information. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The applicant must have a highly efficient and organized approach to work with strong attention to detail and thoroughness. Applicant needs to manage multiple tasks and possess exceptional time management skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of personal computers with formal training and/or employment experience is preferred. Position requires proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and using the internet.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Spanish language proficiency.
  • Proficiency with Redcap.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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