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Medical University of South Carolina UNIV - Program Assistant - Psychiatry: Tobacco Policy & Control Program Division in Charleston, South Carolina

FLSA: Hourly

Job Summary: The candidate will provide technical and professional research services in the Tobacco Policy & Control Program Division of MUSC. This position is for an employee who can perform the full range of professional duties in their assigned program area.

Job Duties:

  • 25% - Manage and/or oversee the day-to-day running of research protocols. Review workload and operating procedures, determine priorities and allocate resources to meet workload requirements. - (Essential)

  • 25% - Manage data collection, entry functions and manage participant incentives. Coordinate and manage tracking of all research participants. Prepare reports as needed and present status to the research team at weekly meetings. - (Essential)

  • 20% - Evaluate participants for entry into research study. Assist with screening and recruitment of research participants and coordination of research activities. Perform diagnostic interviews consisting of structured clinical interviews and other related instruments. Document participant assessment data in research records. - (Essential)

  • 20% - Complete regulatory documentation for submissions as required. Initiates and maintains accurate and comprehensive documentation across Tobacco studies as required by the NCI, Institutional Review Board (IRB), study sponsors, and Good Practice Guidelines in connection with research trials. - (Essential)

  • 5% - Monitors study documentation for compliance with protocols, SOP’s, federal, state and local regulations and for safety and effectiveness of research protocol. - (Essential)

  • 5% - Perform other duties as required. - (Essential)

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A high school diploma and two years relevant program experience. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required program experience.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Frequent) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent) Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)