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Assistant

Company: SDSU Research Foundation
Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The South Bay Latino Research Center (SBLRC) seeks to promote and expedite research that improves cardiovascular disease outcomes in low-income Hispanic/Latinos living in the border region of San Diego. The SBLRC is considered the community-based clinical research field site within San Diego State University (SDSU) where research activities are conducted. The SBLRC primarily focuses on epidemiologic, behavioral, and genetic research in an effort to improve health, well-being, and the care delivered to Hispanic/Latinos who are at risk for, or have, cardiometabolic conditions such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Housed within the SBLRC, the Hispanic Community Health Study/ Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) is a multi-center, interdisciplinary epidemiological study of Hispanic/Latino populations in the United States sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and other institutions, centers, and offices of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goals of the HCHS/SOL study include further study of the prevalence and development of chronic disease in Hispanics/Latinos, the role of acculturation in health conditions, and to identify factors that play protective or harmful roles in health among Hispanics/Latinos. This longitudinal cohort study is intended to address a wide variety of health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, and diabetes, among others. The target population recruited from the South Bay area of San Diego County includes over 4,000 persons of Hispanic origin between the ages of 18-74.


Health Assessments/Interviews 70%
Conduct recruitment and screening of participants for the main study as well as for various ancillary studies. Perform research measurements to include sitting blood pressure, anthropometry, administer questionnaires on various health related topics, informed consent, and HIPAA for the main study and its ancillary studies. Surveys may assess, among others, personal medical history, health care utilization, stress and psychosocial well-being, acculturation, social support, socio economic status, social isolation, tobacco/alcohol use, physical activity, neurocognitive assessments, financial insecurity, health literacy, sleep habits, and sexual orientation. Ensure data collection of each questionnaire is conducted using standardized techniques and administered to study participants in their language of preference. Perform data collection and data entry using the study web-based software program. Prepare materials for assessments as well as making confirmation calls. Maintain quality and confidentiality of data collected and follow data entry protocols and guidelines. Adhere to best security and management practices to protect participant data.

Other Duties and Responsibilities as Assigned 25%
Perform data collection, data entry according to strict protocol guidelines, and data quality control checks. Ensure data collection of each questionnaire is conducted using standardized techniques according to study protocol. For assessments/testing to be done offsite, duties may include doing home visit assessments and/or accompany participant to ensure completion of study component at off site location, and to facilitate the process such as assisting with check-in, transportation, and testing needs. Perform other duties as assigned by direct supervisors such as upload, download, and transfer data acquired from devices, assist with the preparation of mailings of study materials, tracking and follow up.


Administrative Duties: 5%
Participate in study related meetings and trainings. Serve as back up for front desk duties, and other administrative assignments. Assist with organization and cleanliness of participants breakroom, examination rooms, front desk, common and lobby areas. Assist with cleaning and good care of equipment and study material. Work with Project Managers, Project Coordinator and Project Director to meet study goals. Other duties are assigned as needed.


Completion of sufficient lower division coursework to successfully perform the required duties of the position OR equivalent of one year related experience

Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in public health or related field
  • Previous work experience in a research setting and/or in the filed of community health research studies
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (reading, writing and speaking)

This position has the responsibility for driving 2-3 times per week which will require access to reliable transportation and proof of valid CDL and auto insurance.

A background check (including a criminal records check) and Livescan (fingerprint) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation

San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer

Keywords: SDSU Research Foundation, Chula Vista , Assistant, Other , Chula Vista, California

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