The WISE (Women in the South-East) Telehealth Network seeks a part-time study coordinator/research assistant who will support on-going and longitudinal evaluation research to monitor the impact and effectiveness of the program, as well as opportunities to meet women’s needs.

The purpose of the WISE Telehealth Network is to improve women’s health and well-being by providing preventive care through telehealth at local libraries in the rural lowcountry. WISE will connect women with healthcare resources in the areas of maternal and reproductive care, infectious disease, and mental health. WISE will connect community members with healthcare resources through direct provision and referral, offering care management, and connecting women to available community and social services.

The study coordinator/research assistant will be responsible for assisting the Principal Investigators in overseeing all aspects of the study including: submitting institutional review board (IRB) proposal and other research-related reports, engaging in proactive participant recruitment, assisting participants with informed consent procedures, monitoring protocol compliance, collecting and analyzing data, preparing conference presentations, writing manuscripts and reports, participating in research meetings, and other research-related tasks.

Duties include, but are not limited to: traveling to branch and mobile library locations in the rural lowcountry, assisting with qualitative and quantitative data collection, including web-based surveys, text-based surveys, interviews, and focus groups, as well as meeting periodically with Principal Investigators to optimize program implementation and deliverables. Assisting with qualitative and quantitative data analyses, including transcription and coding. Conducting comprehensive literature searches using PubMed and other electronic databases. Summarizing quantitative and qualitative findings in manuscripts and presentations. This position must be able to work independently to ensure the successful operation of the WISE Telehealth Network research study. This position requires a commitment to public health, especially in the areas of maternal and reproductive health, infectious disease, and mental health. The study coordinator/research assistant will ensure the overall success of the research project in collaboration with the team of investigators.

The successful candidate must be detail-oriented and possess excellent verbal communication, written communication, and analytical skills; must have the ability to work well with people in a group and individual settings. Must have the ability to follow established procedures and to perform work requiring considerable detail and carry out assignments independently. Must be highly organized, self-motivated, and flexible to assume additional responsibilities as needed to ensure the success of the WISE Telehealth Network. Other duties as assigned. Pending funding, this position will start in January 2021.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline required. Prior research experience in maternal and reproductive health strongly preferred. Must be familiar with (or willing to learn) citation software (e.g., Zotero), data collection software (e.g., Qualtrics), statistical software (e.g., SPSS) and complete CITI research ethics training. Commitment to public health education. Ability to maintain strict participant confidentiality. Must have excellent computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office suite), with the ability to learn and use new technology.

Must use tact, courtesy and good judgement when communicating with co-workers and the public. Must have stamina for periods of walking, standing, reaching, and bending. Must have current driver’s license or ability to obtain transportation to travel to various branch locations in rural areas of Charleston County.

Hiring Salary Range: $15.00 per hour – eighteen (18) hours per week.

This is a grant funded position through September 30, 2021, with potential for renewal up to three (3) years pending additional grant funding.

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