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Behavioral Research Associate - HIV Positive Youth Intervent Opportunity
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Chicago, IL 60614

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General Summary of Position Responsibility:

Provides research assistance to Behavioral Research staff in the development, implementation and tracking of studies. Assists the Research Coordinator, Co-Investigators, and Principal Investigators with the day-to-day activities of behavioral trial of a stepped-care “adaptive” medication adherence intervention (“Positive STEPS”) for HIV infected adolescents and young adults, ages 16 to 24. Stepped-care is an efficiency healthcare delivery model in which the least resource intensive part of an intervention is delivered first, and only those who do not improve then receive the high intensity, more resource intensive part of an intervention.

Area Specific Job Accountabilities:

Provides research assistance to Behavioral Research staff in the development, implementation and tracking of studies.
Assists in the recruitment of study participants. Specifically, HIV-positive youth, ages 16-24, in clinic and community locations into the study per the study protocol(s), to successfully meet study recruitment goals.
Collects appropriate information, blood samples, etc. from study participants in accordance to established project guidelines.
Administers participant study visits at all time points (on-going, longitudinal), including consent/assent, specimen collection, interview data collection and other activities per the study protocol and procedures.
May assist in the review of literature searches and assists with Quality Assurance and Quality Control processes and procedures.
Participates in meetings and/or conferences related to research studies as well as outreach to community partners, as needed, to facilitate community-based recruitment and collaboration.
Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.
Assists with scheduling and supporting all intervention activities, including individualized intervention sessions.
Actively retains enrolled research participants through reminder calls, letters, email contact and other activities per study protocol and procedures.
Participates in IRB human subjects training and maintains appropriate professional competencies. Attends training on the protection of human subjects during the first 6 months of employment and as required thereafter.
Provides back-up and support for all project areas.
Adhere to highest level of participant and patient confidentiality.
Complete other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field. A combination of education and/or experience may be considered in lieu of the degree when the experience is directly related to the functions of the job.
Minimum of 1 year of experience in behavioral program or research study administration required.
Strong oral and written communication with ability to work and communicate with diverse populations.
Proven ability to make basic analysis and interpretation of data.
Strong time management and organizational skills, with attention to detail.
Possess professional demeanor and ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.
Experience and knowledge of word processing, database, spreadsheet and presentation applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge and skill with Electronic Medical Records preferred
Keen customer service skills.
Experience working effectively and competently with sexual and gender minority individuals preferred
Prior experience working with HIV-positive youth preferred.

Job Location
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Position Type
FTE Status
Work Days
Monday - Friday
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Company Information
We are the region's top provider of pediatric specialty care, dedicated to the health and well-being of all children and inspired by the courage of children and families.

Our vision: We are guided by the belief that all children need to grow up in a protective and nurturing environment, where each child is given the opportunity to reach his or her potential. We believe this vision can provide a brighter future for all children.

Our vision is inspired by the courage of children and families. It is sustained by the extraordinary contributions of compassionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated staff and volunteers, and built upon a strong tradition started in1882 of providing unsurpassed health care for children.

Our mission: We are dedicated to the health and well-being of all children. As the pediatric teaching facility of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, this commitment drives us to be a leader in:

* Pediatric healthcare delivery;
* Research into the prevention, causes and treatment of diseases that affect children;
* Education for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals; and
* Advocacy for the general well-being of all children.

As a charitable organization, we serve children and their families to the best of our abilities and the limits of our resources.

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