Understanding COVID-19 infection and progression rates and how they vary among individuals is critical to individual and policy responses to the pandemic and planning for future infection outbreaks. The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in partnership with Northwestern University, has joined a national community-engaged research effort led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide COVID-19 testing, especially among underserved and vulnerable populations.
FightCOVIDMKE aims to better understand infection rates and outcomes in Milwaukee, especially among vulnerable communities, to assess disparities in infection rates, disease progression and outcomes, and to develop strategies to reduce these disparities.
Perform the day-to-day administrative activities of the CTSI Community Engaged COVID Antibody research program. Provide support to the team to facilitate the achievement of the program’s goals.
- Recruit, screen, enroll and obtain consent from program participants. Conduct or coordinate training for program participants.
- Coordinate research protocols including arranging necessary appointments and procedures, working collaboratively with other departments and organizations, and maintaining contact with study participants.
- Collect, analyze, and disseminate program data. Report program data and progress to program stakeholders.
- Identify problems or obstacles in the system and procedures related to implementation of the research protocols and communicate to the study investigators.
- Assure compliance with all relevant IRB and other regulatory agency requirements.
- Assist in the preparation of IRB documents and reports. Assist in the evaluation and writing of research protocols.
- Collaborate on the development of program materials including educational materials, marketing materials, websites, forms, and reports.
- Work with Program Director to develop, implement, and maintain comprehensive databases and files related to the program.
- Maintain program timeline including tracking deadlines for program components.
- Coordinate program outreach activities including acting as a liaison with community organizations.
M-F, Evening and Weekends to attend events
Appropriate education and/or experience may be substituted on equivalent basis
Minimum Required Education: Associate's Degree
Minimum Required Experience: 1 year
Preferred Education: Medical Assistant or Phlebotomy diploma
Preferred Experience: 1 year experience in serving underserved communities and/or community engagement
Field: Communtiy healthcare, research
Certification: CITI human subjects research training and National Phlebotomy Certification within 30 days of hire
Knowledge – Skills – Abilities
Knowledge of biology, chemistry, mathematics, documentation, and records management.
Data utilization, complex problem solving, critical thinking, resource management, and writing skills.
- Outstanding Healthcare Coverage, including but not limited to Health, Vision, and Dental. Along with Flexible Spending options
- 403B Retirement Package
- Competitive Vacation and Paid Holidays offered
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Paid Parental Leave
- On campus Fitness Facility, offering onsite classes.
- Additional discounted rates on items such as: Select cell phone plans, local fitness facilities, Milwaukee recreation and entertainment etc.
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Eastern Wisconsin is a vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. MCW is intent on attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce and faculty body that reflects the community we serve. We value diversity of backgrounds, experience, thought, and perspectives to advance excellence in science and medicine. MCW is a welcoming campus community with a strong culture of collaboration, partnership, and engagement with our surrounding community.
MCW as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Commitment to Non-Discrimination
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