Northwestern University’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) is seeking applicants for Research Study Assistants in LGBT adolescent health and its RADAR program.
The Research Study Assistant in LGBT adolescent health will be under the supervision of Dr. Kathryn Macapagal, a faculty member who conducts research on sexual health and HIV prevention among sexual and gender minority (SGM) adolescents. Dr. Macapagal is affiliated with ISGMH and the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern.
The RA will be directly supervised by Dr. Macapagal and a research associate. This position will be expected to support these team members on day-to-day technical and administrative aspects of an extramurally-funded project that focuses on the development and implementation of a social marketing campaign to increase awareness of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in adolescents in Chicago.
The RA will be expected to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders in the Chicagoland area; therefore, strong communication skills, the ability to take initiative, and the ability to skillfully engage with different groups of people is critical. This position will assist with designing effective online and social media content geared towards youth, implement online and offline campaign dissemination activities, regularly engage with youth advisors, leaders, and stakeholders, and assist with data analysis and preparing materials for meetings, presentations, and publications. The RA will be responsible for administrative and financial tasks such as scheduling meetings, coordinating travel, and managing financial transactions including expense tracking and reimbursement, and participant and consultant payments. This position has regular hours that may need to be flexed to meet participant/stakeholder needs (i.e., some evening and weekend hours as needed.)
This is a 2-year term position with the opportunity for renewal based on performance and funding availability.
The Research Study Assistant on the RADAR project will be responsible for interviewing and retention, recruitment, and scheduling teams. This position performs biomedical and/or social-behavioral research by administering tests and/or questionnaires following protocols; collecting, compiling, tabulating and/or processing responses; gathering information; performing rapid HIV testing and counseling; conducting outreach to support participant recruitment efforts; regularly engaging with study participants via email, phone, text, and social media platforms; and assisting in the preparation of materials for inclusion in reports.
This is a 1-year term position with the opportunity for renewal based on performance and funding availability.