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Under the supervision of primary investigators (PIs), the Research Interviewer will provide support for several multisite research projects (R01 La Linea and substudies derived from it focusing on risks for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C (HCV) among drug users in San Diego and Tijuana. Duties include: 1) Recruitment and interviewing. Contact potential participants to solicit their interest in participating in the study, determine eligibility for studies in accordance with study protocols, explain studies to eligible participants and obtain informed consent, administer qualitative interviews and quantitative study questionnaires, and write field note summaries. Ensure completeness and integrity of data collection (audio recordings and questionnaires) during and after each interview and that confidentiality is strictly maintained. Provide participant referrals for medical and social services. 2) Project Administrative Support. Set up interview appointments, and participate in study meetings by phone or video conference.
Theoretical knowledge as typically acquired by a Bachelor's Degree in public health, psychology or similar field.
Bilingual skills fluently in Spanish/English verbally and written.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience recruiting, following up and interviewing active drug users. Ability to work one-on-one comfortably and respectfully with active drug users.
Thorough knowledge of harm reduction principles and practices.
Research experience conducting working in collaboration with community based organizations.
Proven ability to work effectively and productively as part of an academic research team. Experience working independently and meeting deadlines with minimal supervision.
Ability to exercise judgment about the appropriateness of responses to ensure survey protocols. Strives at all times to present a positive attitude and pleasant, professional demeanor.
Ability to comply with confidentiality and human subjects requirements in the context of medical/public health research.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must have a valid passport for travel to Tijuana, Mexico as needed.
Must have access to reliable transportation. Must be willing and able to travel to various locations in San Diego County and Tijuana to recruit, follow up and interview potential participants every six months.
Must be willing to interact with active drug users, sex workers and their clients, including those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV+) Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and COVID-19.
Occasional evenings and weekends will be required.
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