Posting Summary: *POSTIONS BASED IN San Angelo, TX; San Antonio, TX; Wichita Falls, TX; and Biloxi, MS*
The Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Specialist to deliver behavioral interventions to research participants as specified in Air Force study protocol(s). Position may be full, part-time, or hourly wage depending on the needs of the individual study and site. The study sites are located at multiple Air Force Bases. The Research Specialist must be thoroughly knowledgeable of the assigned study protocol(s), procedures and all associated activities. Although not responsible for direct supervision of assigned project staff, the Research Specialist is responsible for collaborating with all study staff to successfully achieve the goals of the study, the principal investigator and the department in a timely manner. The Research Specialist has latitude to implement certain decisions independently in accordance with protocol and departmental guidelines, including (but not limited to) subject eligibility/suitability to participate, behavioral modification strategies and counseling techniques. Many decisions are implemented after collaborating with the Program Director, Program Coordinators, Health/Clinical Psychologist, and/or Principal Investigator, including (but not limited to) database management, data collection/reporting/tracking, protocol adherence/modification, participant scheduling/retention, adverse event reporting or medication adjustment.
Candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree in related field OR a combination of college course work and related military work experience to equal eight (8) years considered in lieu of degree.
Successful candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of behavioral interviewing and intervention techniques that drive behavior change, demonstrated knowledge of individual performance and/or behavior counseling and guidance through influential and peer-related conversations. Must have strong attention to detail and keen observation skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Military experience or association preferred, but not required.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time-management, verbal and written communication skills are required. The ability to make good clinical judgment is expected, as is the ability to function independently and as a member of a team with minimal supervision. The successful candidate must be able to obtain Human Subjects Protection and other applicable certifications within the first four weeks of employment. Proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel are required. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse group of participants, staff and faculty, including public speaking to large groups, is a must.
To apply visit jobs.virginia.edu and search for Posting 0621556, complete a candidate profile, and provide a cover letter, CV, and list of three references. The position will remain open until filled. For further information about the position please contact Karen LeRoy, Program Director, at kml4s@Virginia.edu.
This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: - Bachelor's Degree in related field OR - A combination of college course work and related military work experience to equal eight (8) years considered in lieu of degree.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: - Demonstrated knowledge of behavioral interviewing and intervention techniques that drive behavior change. - Demonstrated knowledge of individual performance and/or behavior counseling and guidance through influential and peer-related conversations. - Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Extensive - 7 years plus
Preferred Specific Experience: - Experience with behavior modification preferred. - Clinical research experience preferred, including experience consenting subjects and following a research study protocol. - Military experience or association preferred.
Preferred License or Certification: - Ability to obtain Human Subjects Protection and other applicable certifications within the first four weeks of employment.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: - Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time-management, verbal and written communication skills. - Strong attention to detail and keen observation skills. - Ability to make sound judgment decisions. - Ability to provide guidance and counseling skills. - Ability to function independently and as a member of a team with minimal supervision. - Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse group of participants, staff and faculty, including public speaking to large groups.
Required Computer Applications: Computer skills, including proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel and research databases.
Internal Number: 353_82593
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.