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Temporary Research Assistant

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Posted Job Title
Temporary Research Assistant

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
The Psychology of Eating And Consumer Health (PEACH) Lab at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is currently seeking a part-time research assistant (RA) for a research study examining the impact of warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages in an online store.

Job Description

- Actively recruit interested participants (over phone, email, and/or in person)

- Communicate with participants over the phone to schedule and confirm study appointments

- Collect and enter participant data into a REDCap database

- Attend Lab meetings via phone or Zoom video chat to provide feedback on fieldwork experiences (Mondays at 4pm)

Required availability:

Most RAs work between 15 and 28 hours per week. Shifts take place during the hours of 9am - 7pm Monday through Friday. Availability during 4-7pm Tuesday - Thursday is strongly desired. The PEACH Lab is currently operating on a hybrid model with some work being completed from home and some work being completed on campus.

Desired skills:

- Strong attention to detail

- Customer service skills, particularly with making and receiving phone calls

- Hospitable personality

- Comfortable with open, two-way communication among team members

- Competency in Microsoft Office suite, Google Sheets, and/or REDCap

In addition to your resume, please include a brief cover letter explaining (1) why you are interested in and qualified for this position; (2) your weekly availability for work.

This is a temporary position; extensions may be available based on job performance and project needs.

To learn more about the PEACH Lab's work, visit us at www.peachlab.org.

Anticipated starting salary: $15/hour.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$7.25 - $155.75

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

To apply, visit https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Blockley-Hall---11th-Floor/Temporary-Research-Assistant_JR00050472-1

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