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Research Assistant

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Surgery, Division of Colorectal Surgery invites applications for an undergraduate research assistant position to: (1) Aid in participant recruitment; (2) Disseminate in-person participant incentives and (3) Conduct and transcribe interviews for a study entitled “A Colorectal Cancer Educational Intervention in the Latino Community Assessing the Feasibility of Recruitment & Retention via a Church-Based Approach: Identification of Novel Barriers to Cancer Clinical Trial Enrollment”. This study is funded by the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Science Institute (NCTraCS) and aims to: (1) Identify novel Latino-perceived barriers to participation in cancer clinical trials (CCTs); (2) Demonstrate that engagement via the Church setting is a viable option for the recruitment and retention of Latinos and (3) Explore the potential relationship between an increase in health knowledge of a specific cancer via an educational video in Spanish and willingness to participate in CCTs. The interviewer/transcriber will join a research team that includes experts in colorectal cancer, survey design, quantitative and qualitative research methods, social work and immigrant policy. They must have the fluency of an educated native speaker, in Spanish and English (spoken and written); be able to work 10-20 hours per week; be able to work flexible hours that may include evenings and weekends; and be willing to travel within the Triangle area of North Carolina. A valid NC driver’s license and a car owned and maintained by the employee are required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in conducting structured interviews and working with Latino communities. The cover letter should contain 1 or 2 paragraphs explaining why the applicant is interested in the position and references in either English or Spanish from personal, professional, and academic networks will be accepted. Work-Study students are encouraged to apply. Students will be paid hourly $25-$30 based on experience.
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Jose Guillem
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Jose Guillem
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