SDSU Research Foundation

Research Assistant III

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Part-Time Contract
Dept/Proj Name


Position opened until filled 


The Institute for Behavioral and Community Health (IBACH: bridges communities and science to conduct meaningful and relevant public health research that leads to positive health outcomes and sustainable health programs. We are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other federal, state, and local funding agencies, to design studies whose ultimate goal is to promote health and reduce health disparities.


The COVID Prevention Research Program is a community-academic partnership between SDSU’s School of Public Health and Family Health Centers of San Diego. This study will test the immediate, mid-term and long-term efficacy of a tailored intervention to prevent household and community spread of COVID-19 among Latinos. FHCSD patients who are recently diagnosed with COVID-19 will be recruited into the study, along with members of their household.


The Research Assistant III will be part of the program’s core measurement staff. Under the general supervision of Program Manager and Data & Evaluation Manager, the Research Assistant III will be trained to conduct all study measures using standardized protocols and to collect survey data from index patients. The research assistant II will be responsible for conducting data quality checks and assisting with the management of data collection processes, adhere to detailed research protocols and procedures, and help support the development of data collection protocols and intervention-related research.


Intervention and Research Activities – 90%

  • Assist with data collection activities.
  • Collect survey data from patients via telephone, video call, or in-person (if required).
  • Assist in the development of a manual of procedures for data collection and analysis.
  • Participate in weekly project meetings.
  • Data quality checks
  • Assist and manage intervention related research and data collection

Other Duties and Responsibilities as Assigned – 10%

  • Comply with all SDSURF policies and procedures, including participating in an orientation, completing all CITI training requirements, and reading the Research Strategy sections of the original R01 research grant application and the most recent study documents to become familiar with the program as a whole.
  • Contribute to annual progress reports.



  • Completion of sufficient upper division coursework


  • OR - Equivalent of two years full time professivelt responsible related experience in lieu of coursework


  • Bachelor’s in Public Health or a related science.
  • Fluently bilingual in both English/Spanish-language (reading, writing, and speaking).
  • Prior experience in a public health research setting and/or in the field of community health research studies.
  • Previous experience collecting data from research study participants (surveys, interviews).
  • Experience with statistical software (SPSS, SAS, R).
  • Experience with data collection platforms (REDCap, Qualtrics).
  • MPH or Master's degree in an equivalent field.


  • The COVID-19 vaccine is required by the CSU for all SDSU Research Foundation employees as a condition of employment.   Should you be offered a position, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination status.  Individuals who obtain an approved medical or religious exemption on file will be required to complete regular COVID-19 testing
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) and Livescan (fingerprint) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation
  • San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer\
  • Not 100% Remote


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