Colorectal Cancer Screening Program of South Carolina Center for Colon Cancer Research Graduate Assistant Position (20 hrs/week)
Funding is available to support two, 20-hour per week graduate assistants through August 2017, including the option of additional hours during the summer.
The Colorectal Cancer Screening Program in South Carolina (CCSPSC) is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Colorectal Cancer Control Program as one of 30 grantees funded to increase CRC screening. The Center for Colon Cancer Research at the University of South Carolina is the home unit for the CCSPSC. The CCSPSC is working with eight federally qualified health centers in South Carolina, American Cancer Society, South Carolina Primary Health Care Association, and Colon Cancer Prevention Network. Together, we work with the partnering federally qualified health centers to implement priority, evidence-based approaches, supportive strategies, and additional activities to increase colorectal cancer screening. Evaluation is an important element of the program, and the Core for Applied Research and Evaluation at the University of South Carolina leads evaluation activities.
Roles and Responsibilities of the Graduate Assistant:The graduate (20 hours per week), under the direct supervision of Dr. Heather Brandt, program director, and Hiluv Johnson, program coordinator, will participate in conference calls, attend in-person meetings, assist with evaluation activities, assist with the development of project resources / educational materials, assist with professional and implementation trainings, and contribute to preparation of written reports, manuscripts, and assist with other duties to support the overall goal of the project.
Qualifications:For the 20-hour per week position, the ideal graduate research assistant will be a graduate student in public health or a related social and behavioral science field who has an interest in dissemination and implementation science, training and technical assistance, quantitative and qualitative research, evidence-based approaches, partnered research, and familiarity with colorectal cancer screening. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. A suitable candidate will be able to work autonomously and with a team. Travel with own personal vehicle may be required.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to Hiluv Johnson at email@example.com.
Positions are available immediately.