RTI International is a non-profit, public health research center in Research Triangle Park. Research Assistants/Telephone Interviewers are needed for the evaluation of two innovative, home-based programs:
The Mysteries, Max & Me: Discovering How to Be Alcohol-free research project is designed to prevent alcohol use initiation by elementary school children. The project is funded by the National Institutes of Health and is currently in its sixth year. The principal investigators are a Senior Research Scientist at RTI International and a Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Health Behavior department of the Gillings School of Global Public Health.
The Kids & Smoking Study is designed to prevent smoking initiation by elementary school children. The project is funded by the National Cancer Institute and is currently in its fourth year. The principal investigator is a Senior Research Scientist at RTI International.
- Responsibilities will include collecting data from 5th-8th grade children and their parents under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator and Program Manager. Data will be collected by telephone, from the campus of RTI International, in RTP, NC.
- A Bachelor’s degree, relevant experience, or currently working on a Bachelor’s degree is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Experience working with children is required. Previous experience with telephone data collection methods or other telephone experience is preferred. Data entry experience is preferred, particularly experience with the Microsoft Access database program.
- Mental Abilities/Standards of Conduct
- Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Must have strong social skills; be able to establish rapport with both parents and children and put them at ease. Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Must perform detailed tasks quickly and efficiently. Must be able to follow a standardized script and protocol. Must be able to maintain confidentiality. Job requires organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Physical Demands
- Flexible work days. Ability to use telephone and headset. Able to lift and carry study materials, not exceeding 50 pounds. Occasional bending and stooping required. Extended periods of data entry that require constant keyboarding.
- Work Hours to be determined with Program Manager. Seeking telephone interviewers who are available to work between 10 and 15 hours per week. Varied schedule (evenings from 5-10 PM and weekend shifts available). Data collection will take place from mid-August into November.
- $12 per hour
- Primary Job Functions
- 1. Conduct telephone interviews with children and adults.
- 2. Update participant database.
- 3. Assist with data collection tracking and monitoring.
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