The purpose of this position is to recruit and sustain enrollment of all research participants in a NIH funded randomized clinical trial treating 550 young adults who have a cannabis use disorder. The Research Technician will focus on all modalities of recruitment e.g., campus-based recruitment, flyers, signage, digital signs, campus radio, and social media and enrollment including consenting, screening, survey assessments, and biological assessments. They will assist the project coordinator in all aspects of the study with specific attention on participant recruitment, enrollment, monitoring the texting intervention, participant communication, and responding to inquiries. This position will work under the direct supervision of the project coordinator.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist the research team in all modalities of recruiting participants. This will include engaging in systematic campus-based recruitment by manning a recruitment table, posting and checking campus and community flyers and signage, and checking digital signs, campus radio, and social media for study recruitment information.
Enroll participants into the study. This will include explaining the study to participants, consenting participants, checking screen results, setting up baseline surveys, explaining which condition the participant is allocated, testing participant phone for accurately receiving intervention and all phone-based surveys, explaining and collecting a biological assessment (urine) from participants, making sure participants understand the study schedule of surveys, incentive payments, and other procedural information.
Document each procedure as defined in the study protocol.
Meet daily with the project coordinator to review progress, concerns, and adjustments as necessary.
Assist the project coordinator in monitoring the texting intervention by conducting systematic reviews of texting content.
Monitor participant communication and inquires.
Assist the project coordinator in monitoring follow-up surveys and necessary communication.
Follow all standard operation procedures related to their positions detailed in the study protocol.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 218307
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