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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 688628
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 00
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Geography Environment Spatial Sciences 10038366
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Pay Commensurate with Experience
Location: In State
Categories: Temporary

Position Summary(Basic Job Function)

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.

Unit Position Summary

You will be responsible for distributing flyers about the study and recruiting participants from Detroit neighborhoods. You will be visiting homes door-to-door, following a planned route, with another employee. You will obtain participant consent and enrollment in the study. You will need your own reliable transportation to visit neighborhoods and will be reimbursed for travel. You will also conduct a survey and a health appointment where you will take height, weight, blood pressure, a finger prick, and retrieve study equipment that the participant was issued.

You will be trained on all these techniques – no prior experience is necessary. However, after training, you must be comfortable working with individuals and contained biological specimens (specifically, blood and saliva samples). You will enter all information into a tablet computer. You will be part of a team and assisted by a team at Michigan State University and supported by two coordinators and a manager.

Required: Applicants must be residents of the City of Detroit as this is where the study is being conducted. Applicants are not required to live in the neighborhoods selected in this study.

Required: Associates degree, CNA or higher, or current Bachelor’s student. You must have your own reliable transportation.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.

Work Hours


Summary of Health Risks

Working with contained biological specimen. All staff will be trained on techniques. COVID-19 protocols are in place for safety and protection and staff will be provided with necessary PPE.

Summary of Physical Demands

This position requires extended periods of time on feet walking outdoors.

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