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Job Code/Title 82751 - H - Labs/Research Assistant 1 Position Number HU1186 Working Title Interventionist 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.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $18-$20 Campus MCV Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week Normal work days Normal work hours Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position No Resource Critical No Description of the Job

Seeking a part-time interventionist for a behavioral clinical trial. Under the supervision of trial PI and Co-I (Drs. Jessica LaRose and Autumn Lanoye), this individual will be responsible for delivering a lifestyle intervention to emerging adults, 18-25 years of age. The intervention delivery will consist of a single virtual group session, followed by an e-Health program and coaching. All intervention contact will be remote. Training and supervision in the protocol are provided by the PI and Co-I. The interventionist will be expected to deliver treatment according to the research protocol, review participant diaries, and goal progress, provide weekly feedback and/or coaching to participants, respond to participant questions and concerns, perform routine monitoring of participant engagement, and initiate protocols to enhance engagement, and attend regular team supervision meetings. The position is hourly, with an average of 6-8 hours/week anticipated.

Required Qualifications

- Previous clinical training and experience working with patients to promote behavior change
- Experience working with diverse research participants and/or patients required
- Experience delivering the intervention in a research or clinical setting required
- Experience delivering lifestyle interventions or behavioral weight management
- Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrate the ability to establish rapport with participants
- Must possess strong critical thinking skills, complex problem-solving skills, and outstanding attention to detail
- Experience working collaboratively in a diverse team setting
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, and communication skills
- Ability to adhere to the evidence-based intervention protocol
- Bachelor’s degree in health sciences, social sciences, public health or related field required
- Display the ability to make decisions and complete tasks independently

Preferred Qualifications

- Masters or doctoral degree in psychology, public health, or related field preferred
- Previous experience delivering treatment as part of a research protocol
- Experience working with IRB and human subjects documentation preferred
- Knowledge of Federal and state regulations and ethical guidelines related to human subjects research in a biomedical setting

Job Open Date 06/02/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Link Supplemental Questions

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  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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