Research Specialist IV (Bilingual Clinical Trials Recruitment Specialist) @ Texas A&M AgriLife Research

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at Dallas seeks a highly experienced Research Specialist IV to work in close collaboration and coordination with the Healthy Living research team, whose work focuses on addressing health disparities and promoting health equity through clinical and community-engaged randomized controlled trials as well as dissemination and implementation research and related projects. This Research Specialist IV will take a lead role in facilitating clinical trial recruitment strategies and implementation including the development of recruitment and marketing strategies, tools and materials for department research initiatives. 

The Research Specialist IV will contribute to achieving the goals of the Healthy Living program and projects that are focused on health equity and health disparities; food access, food systems, food insecurity, and dietary patterns and behaviors; physical activity behaviors and intervention development; policy system and environmental change; citizen science and community-engaged research; and mHealth technologies for monitoring, assessment, and intervention implementation.

Texas A&M AgriLife is a diverse organization that supports healthy living for all Texans, through the research of targeted agricultural practices that yield nutritious food sources, outreach programs that train community members on growing their own food, and preservation of natural resources via eco-friendly means, all while following practices that lead to a stronger Texas economy. Overseen by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and Dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife includes the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Forest Service, and Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Center at Dallas houses scientific research, public outreach, and education programs. The Center is a regional hub for all Texas A&M AgriLife activity. It is one of 13 AgriLife Centers across the state – each focusing on issues specific to their region. Initiatives at Dallas hinge on healthy living, urban agriculture and forestry, and water and land resource management. Healthy Living programs at the Center, led by Dr. Rebecca Seguin-Fowler, implement, evaluate, and disseminate scientific solutions, applicable to all Texans, for improved public health. We aim to understand the means of building communities around healthy living and about facilitating the delivery of current, accurate, evidence-based programs, guidelines, and information that supports healthier living for Texans.  A state-of-the-art building for healthy living initiatives is being designed at the Dallas campus and will open in 2022.

The Research Specialist IV will contribute to achieving the goals of the Texas A&M AgriLife Center at Dallas through supporting Healthy Living research studies and projects that are focused on health equity and health disparities; food access, food systems, food insecurity, and dietary patterns and behaviors; physical activity behaviors and intervention development; policy system and environmental change; citizen science and community engaged research; and mHealth technologies for monitoring, assessment, and intervention implementation.

Responsibilities  

Primary responsibilities will include playing an active role in developing, implementing, monitoring and refining recruitment strategies for research related to implementation and delivery of clinical trials and community-engaged health interventions; developing digital and print marketing and communications materials; and managing social media platforms content and strategy.

Additional responsibilities include:  

  • Ensure that all recruitment strategies meet institutional, sponsor and research branding and compliance guidelines.
  • Develop brand identities for new projects, while maintaining consistency of branding across projects and channels.  
  • Image editing, including photo manipulation, cropping and color correction.
  • Create engaging print designs for brochures, fliers, invitations, direct mail and more.
  • Create digital designs for web pages, emails, social media, online advertising, etc.
  • Develop illustrations and infographics for inclusion in proposals, manuscripts, reports, and presentations.
  • Design and clean PowerPoint slides for presentations.
  • Work with vendors to obtain quotes and to ensure quality, timely and on-budget print production.
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