Screening & Recruitment Specialist
Northwestern University, Chicago Illinois
The “When to Worry” (W2W) Study, funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health (PI Lauren Wakschlag, Co-I Amelie Petitclerc), is recruiting a Screening & Recruitment Specialist. The Screening & Recruitment Specialist will be responsible for participant screening and recruitment for a study of diverse children and their families. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and inter-personal skills and will be comfortable approaching and engaging diverse families at the recruitment site. Individuals with experience in recruitment and screening roles are highly preferred.
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We are recruiting for a research study screening and recruitment specialist for the "When to Worry "(W2W) Study. The study is funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health (PI Lauren Wakschlag, Co-I Amelie Petitclerc) The W2W study is designed to enhance early identification of mental health problems beginning in infancy. Specifically, the study focuses on characterizing atypical patterns and neural bases of irritability in the first years of life (12-36 mos.) and will employ intensive, multi-modal, neurodevelopmental measurements longitudinally in a sample of 350 infants. Assessments include real time recordings, performance based tasks, direct observations of parent-infant interaction, and infant imaging during natural sleep.
The Screening & Recruitment Specialist will be responsible for participant screening and recruitment for a study of diverse children and their families. Screening and recruitment will initially take place at Rush University Pediatric Primary Care Center, and more recruitment sites may be added over the course of the study. The Screening & Recruitment Specialist will enter participant information in a database, and maintain and ensure the quality of that information. The Screening & Recruitment Specialist will work closely with the research team, communicating effectively with the Project Coordinator.
The ideal candidate will be comfortable engaging with diverse families, serving as the "face of the study" in the university recruitment clinic and be able to work well independently. A high-energy approach to successfully engaging research subjects is key. He/she will also have experience or demonstrated interest in recruiting participants, and understand the importance of obtaining a high level of participation. An ability to interact comfortably and sensitively with diverse families and young children is essential. Experience in prior recruitment and screening roles is optimal. Excellent communication skills are essential; the position requires an ability to effectively communicate research process and goals to study participants, interact with clinic staff, and effectively communicate detailed recruitment information to the study coordinator. Excellent inter-personal skills, a high level of professionalism, and an ability to quickly establish rapport with people of diverse backgrounds are also required. Other necessary skills include excellent attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. Position requires successful completion of a full 4-year bachelor’s degree in social or public health science, psychology, or other human services-related field, or equivalent combination of education and relevant fieldwork experience. A flexible schedule is essential and weekend and evening hours will be required. Off-site data collection will be required. Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and the names of three references to: Martha Neary, M.Sc., W2W Project Coordinator, email@example.com.