The Healthy Mothers-Healthy Children project focuses on Hispanic mothers and their 3-4 year old children and increasing self-efficacy around nutrition and physical activity. This 3 year time-limited position will serve as the Research Assistant and Data Manager to the Healthy Mothers-Healthy Children project and the direct link between the Project Manager and others involved in the project. Specific responsibilities will include: contributing to the development and maintenance of the study participant database; analyzing and compiling data for reports; initializing accelerometers for participant use; cleaning, analyzing and compiling accelerometer data; assisting Project Manager with administrative tasks associated with the project timeline to ensure time-dependent study goals are met; assisting with organizing project-related meetings and events; communicating with study participants and being sensitive to their potential limited English proficiency; assisting with field participant recruitment, enrollment, intervention and data collection activities; assisting with participant incentive distributions; performing literature reviews for supplemental grants.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Be fluent in Spanish or display high Spanish-speaking proficiency; Apply basic knowledge of research principles and methods of data entry, collection and analysis to complete defined assignments independently; apply basic knowledge of statistics and information technology to apply a variety of statistical techniques and formula in the collection and preparation of data/information related to defined research area; proficiency with Qualtrics, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Excel; ability to observe, collect and record a variety of data/information; convey clear and concise information verbally and in writing.
Knowledge of public health program planning, implementation, and evaluation, with a focus on the Hispanic culture, and guidelines for nutrition and physical activity; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team with a modest level of supervision; great attention to detail and a high level of organizational skills.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 152565
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