The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh is recruiting a Research Participant Recruiter for an exciting national program to recruit one million individuals and create a resource for researchers to develop more personalized approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. The All of Us PA Research Program is the local partner of the National Institutes of Health program. The local program will enroll 120,000 or more individuals in this groundbreaking study, initially focused on Western and Central Pennsylvania. The study includes the completion of online consents and participant surveys and collection of biospecimens (blood and urine).
As a member of the All of Us PA team the incumbent will interact with individuals in multiple types of settings including physician practices, hospitals and community partner settings in a designated catchment area. They will explain the study basics, answer participant questions, schedule appointments and/or assist the individual in completing the digital component of the program. The candidate will follow standard data collection strategies for use in evaluation of recruitment strategies. The ideal candidate enjoys interacting with diverse communities, is flexible, positive, friendly and a team player with excellent communication and organizational skills.
The individual will interact with and establish a positive working relationship with outpatient and inpatient staff including the co-development of a recruitment workflow to meet recruitment goals. The incumbent will periodically provide educational sessions for clinic/hospital staff and providers to promote the understanding and support of the program. As part of a location team, the incumbent will organize and prioritize recruitment sites, strategies, and messaging.
The incumbent must have excellent communication skills and an engaging personality to positively promote this important national study. They must also understand the importance of adherence to research protocol to reduce deviation while communicating research components across a diverse group of patients and key stakeholders.
Internal Number: 172276
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