Frontline National is seeking qualified individuals to work as Clinical Research Associates (Clinical Interviewers) to support RTI International in implementing a research project in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Please apply online or call our office directly at 513-528-7823 to learn more about this great opportunity!
For the study, recruited research participants will be scheduled for appointments at a local study office in Kalamazoo, Michigan. At the office, participants will meet with a Phlebotomist who will collect measurements such as height, weight, waist circumference, and blood pressure, and a blood sample. Participants will also complete a survey about their health, and minor participants will complete a neuro-behavioral assessment. Study office staff will also receive participant urine samples, process blood samples into serum aliquots, and ship the blood, serum, and urine samples to off-site labs for analysis. The team will be overseen by an on-site office manager or team lead.
Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Using interpersonal and verbal communication skills to communicate effectively with study office leadership and participants.
- Administering neuro-behavioral assessments to children ages 5-17 and their parent/guardian. Scoring assessments and accurately recording outcomes in project forms and systems.
- Maintaining the designated space(s) for the neuro-behavioral assessments throughout data collection and maintaining the inventory of neuro-behavioral assessment materials, supplies, and data collection forms.
- Verifying participant identities and looking up their Participant IDs in the project system to begin their study office activities.
- Collecting and documenting COVID-19 screening questions (when needed) and temperature accurately.
- Collecting confidential information.
- Administering study office participant procedures around intake activities, tracking of completed study visit activities, incentive payment, and rescheduling participants to complete remaining study activities.
- Adhering to all project protocols associated with participant procedures.
- Accurately completing all project documents including survey instruments and all reporting forms.
- Providing a clear explanation of study procedures to participants and their family.
- Complying with all COVID-19–related safety requirements.
- May be asked to assist with study office set-up prior to data collection launch.
- Other duties as required.
- Master’s or doctoral degree or be currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology, social work, or a similar field, or a medical degree with a specialty in psychiatry is preferred.
- Experience administering neuro-behavioral or other clinical assessments to children and adults in person.
- Research experience preferred; not required.
- Effective communication skills through speech and listening and have fluency in English through reading, writing, and speaking.
- Basic computer skills.
- Able to keep project information confidential.
- Good attention to detail, excellent documentation skills, and ability to work well in a group environment.
- Ability to report to work on time as scheduled.
- Ability to comply with all study ethics practices.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- National Background Investigation
- Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to and from study office.
License/Certification and Training:
- Attend and successfully complete up to 40 hours of project training.
- Staff must also complete the requirements of an 8-hour research with human subjects training.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided as well as training regarding the proper use and disposal of PPE per Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.
- Hazards: Potential exposure to blood-borne pathogens.
- As part of preventative measures to protect staff and participants, all staff are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to beginning work.
- Available to work, on average, one to two ~5-hour shifts per week from approximately September 2021 through February 2022. Study office hours will vary by month, but shifts will primarily start at 6:30 AM and end between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday and 3:00 PM through 8:00 PM up to once a month. The Office Manager will coordinate shift schedules.
- Availability for entire training and data collection period.