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The Ismagilov Lab at Caltech is hiring a full-time (remote) Study Coordinator for a 3-month temporary position (with possibility for extension to 6 months). Reporting directly to Professor Rustem Ismagilov at Caltech, the successful candidate will recruit and enroll participants for a community-based COVID-19 study in collaboration with the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD). The aim of the study is to understand the detailed change in viral replication over time (i.e. how quickly a person’s SARS-CoV-2 viral load goes from detectable to infectious). This study will help inform the design of effective surveillance-testing strategies.
More details about the Ismagilov Lab group and their research can be found at http://ismagilovlab.che.caltech.edu/.
- Communicate the eligibility criteria to subjects, identify subjects who meet the criteria for the study, and perform informed consent to enroll.
- Act as point of contact for participants throughout study duration (~2 weeks per participant).
- Maintain records (including personal identifying information) on a confidential Caltech-operated server.
- Maintain confidentiality and protection of participants.
- Communicate with the Caltech study team regularly by phone and email.
- Document and immediately report any adverse events or unexpected problems during the study.
- Participate in weekly meetings with the Caltech research team.
- Coordinate shipping of materials to participants and shipment and/or courier of materials from participants' residences to Caltech.
- Responsible for timely disbursement of compensation gift cards to participants at the completion of their enrollment period.
- Bachelor’s degree with educational emphasis in a life science, psychology, public health, or a related field.
- 1-2 years of prior experience performing the Informed Consent process and maintaining HIPAA-protected data for a human-subjects research study or similar role.
- Bilingual in Spanish and English (written and spoken).
- Current CITI certification in Responsible Conduct of Human Subjects Research and Biomedical Research or equivalent.
- Highly detail-oriented.
- Must be able to use sound judgment to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and to shift priorities, as well as effectively solve problems.
- Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with all levels of staff and human-subjects participants.
- Strong organizational, time-management, and project-management skills.
- Prior experience working with OHRP-classified “vulnerable” individuals (e.g. children, socioeconomically disadvantaged persons, persons in nursing homes).
- Master's degree in Public Health or similar; currently enrolled in an MPH or a clinical training program.
- Cover Letter
- Brief statement describing your (1) experiences performing human-subjects research, specifically your previous role(s) performing the Informed Consent process with human subjects (please omit any confidential details) and (2) previous professional experience working with vulnerable populations and/or individuals who are experiencing illness