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Research Assistant, Project ASTHMA, Pediatrics
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Apr. 10, 2024
Title Research Assistant, Project ASTHMA, Pediatrics
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Pediatrics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
The Department of Pediatrics at the University at Buffalo is seeking a dedicated Research Assistant for a community intervention for high-risk children with asthma. Reporting to the Principal Investigator (PI) and the Senior Research Coordinator, the Research Assistant will support a four-year study responsible for recruiting and enrolling study candidates at school-based health centers in the city of Buffalo and providing student and parent asthma education. The preferred candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and experience with children and families who experience health inequities.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • Recruit and enroll study participants, collect study data, and conduct follow-up evaluations.
  • Obtain detailed knowledge of all components of study protocols; complete all study activities accurately and completely.
  • Ensure appropriate informed consent processes are followed including discussion of treatment and intervention alternatives, and statements in the form are understood by study subjects and properly signed prior to the start of any study related procedure or treatment.
  • Perform spirometry testing (after participating in an online training course).
  • Perform home visits for enrollment if guardian is unable to meet at school.
  • Assess and ensure subject safety throughout their participation in the study.
  • Ensure that project recruitment goals and quality standards are met.
  • Serve as primary contact for the patients and their guardians in clinical trial.
  • Assist with the programing and enter data into electronic data capture system (RedCap).
  • Monitor for protocol compliance. Record protocol deviations.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. We support your growth and development through our career coaching and training department and we qualify as a public service loan forgiveness organization. Learn more about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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