Research Specialist
University of South Alabama - Alabama

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The University of South Alabama is one of the fastest growing universities in the South, providing quality academic programs, innovative hands-on classroom experiences, and a campus rich in diversity and student life.

Essential Functions:
Conducts various research projects at the USA Medical Center and other locations; implements research protocols; conducts individual research interviews; gathers research data through interviews, focus groups, and medical chart review; conducts focus groups by leading a small group of participants in discussions on specific topics of interest; follows Institutional Review Board (IRB) guidelines in dealing with human subjects; records participants’ comments by hand or using a PC: transcribes dictation from recorded focus group sessions when necessary; enters research data into a database using a PC; compiles data and performs statistical analysis; designs research instruments and tools to be used in assessment; assists in preparing Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications; conducts online reference searches and literature reviews for research proposals, publications and grant applications; prepares reports of research findings; assists with writing manuscripts for publications; travels to various community facilities in the Mobile area to conduct surveys and interviews; interacts by phone, letter or in person with faculty, staff, research participants and external organizations; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required; related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama and one year of related experience.

Working Days and Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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