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Community Research Associate

University of Georgia
Athens, GA
Closing date
Aug 9, 2022

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Classification Title Research Paraprofessional/Professional FLSA Non-Exempt Job Family FTE 0.49 Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications Position Summary

The primary responsibilities of a CRA are to engage eligible participants in CFR research projects and help to ensure a positive experience for the participants at each stage of the research process. Responsibilities include (1) identifying eligible participants, (2) recruiting participants into the study, (3) scheduling participants for research visits, (4) facilitating computer-based interviews, and (5) supporting retention efforts.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to implement procedures in compliance with research protocols. Demonstrate basic word processing and data entry skills. Exceptional organizational skills. High level of initiative.

Physical Demands

Travel to participants' homes and other community locations.

Sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting up to 25 lbs and carrying up to 25 lbs.

Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes Is this a Position of Trust? Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? Yes Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Conducting research visits in participants' homes (data collection/retention)

Percentage of time 50 Duties/Responsibilities

Contacting families for recruitment and retention purposes

Percentage of time 40 Duties/Responsibilities

Meeting with other community partners to support research

Percentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities

Attend training and periodic meetings; communication with CFR staff (e.g., project coordinator)

Percentage of time 5
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