Michigan State University(MSU) Professional Aide in In State, Michigan
h3Position Summary(Basic Job Function)/h3 This is a temporary or an on-call position. Provides professional support. Responsibilities may include general business, science, medical, agricultural or other professional support functions. Term: Temps can work two (2) nine (9) month terms with a week break in service in between and at the end of the second term terminate for three (3) months or switch to an on-call. On-Call allowed to work 1039 hours in any twelve (12) month period. h3Unit Position Summary/h3 This project, the Michigan Archive for Research in Child Health, is a state-wide study involving scientists from MSU, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Scientists have made slow progress in preventing babies from being born prematurely, minimal progress in preventing birth defects and cerebral palsy, and virtually no progress in preventing children from developing autism, or intellectual disability.and#160;and#160; We think that this lack of adequate progress is partly because of we are missing a comprehensive, prospective assessment of how the total pregnancy experience shapes the short- and long-term health of mothers and children and the risks of these conditions.and#160; In particular, we have very little knowledge of the chemical exposures that women are exposed to at critical times in pregnancy.and#160; A carefully studied pregnancy cohort can address this problem. Duties: The successful candidates will recruit pregnant women into the study in a prenatal clinical setting. He or she will interact on a daily basis with clinic personnel to assure smooth and successful recruitment without interfering with clinic work. S(he) will interact with the laboratory to coordinated collection of biological specimens and track participants using a database interface to assure that samples are collected throughout the pregnancy. The successful candidates will perform surveys and questionnaires and handle and track incentives for the study participants. S(he) will interact with hospital pathology department to assure biological samples were collected during the birth. In some cases, s(he) will perform medical record abstraction. As a part of a dynamic, state-wide study, s(he) will participate in weekly conference calls with her/his counterparts across the state and with study investigators. A 3-day training will be provided and required. Position is located off-campus at 4200 Whitehall Dr, Suite 130, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. h3Desired Qualifications/h3 Experience with research or a clinical setting is important. The candidate should have excellent people skills, attention to detail, exemplary organizational skills, be flexible, and the ability to explain science in a simple way and answer questions. University degree is preferred, although those with some college credits will be considered. Must have reliable transportation. h3Equal Employment Opportunity Statement/h3 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status. h3Required Application Materials/h3 Cover letter and resume h3Work Hours/h3 STANDARD 8-5 h3Summary of Physical Demands/h3 This position requires carrying or pushing boxes weighing at least 25 lbs.