Career Opportunities

Community Research Liaison

Posted on: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Organization: Upstate Medical University
Location: Syracuse, NY
Description:

The Community Research Liaison's primary role will be to work from within the community to support the institutional goal of engaging more diverse, older adults in clinical studies. These studies focus on understanding aging and finding treatments for memory loss. The CRL's work will be embedded in the local community, building relationships with older adults, care partners, and advocates to provide a foundation for a new bridge between community members and aging researchers. The CRL will also lead collaborative workgroups called Accelerators, which bring together community members, organizations, researchers and health care providers to review and improve diversity recruitment practices for selected studies. These workgroups would include educational activities to connect the community to available opportunities. Evening and weekend hours may be required. 

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate's degree and at least two years of relevant experience required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent communication skills required. Basic technology skills with willingness to learn new technologies also required. Must be able to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience with community outreach and/or community organizing strongly preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including speaking with small to medium sized groups.

 

This is a 2 year grant-funded position.

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