We are looking for 2 Wearable Technology Research Assistants to work on a large-scale NIH-funded research study (TOPOWA project) examining the mechanistic pathways of the social drivers of mental illness among young women in Kampala, Uganda. As a Wearable Technology Research Assistant, you will be a key member of an international research team that is tasked with collecting and managing data from new technology (i.e., Garmin fitness trackers) to assess sleep quality, physical activity, and activity space in everyday life for study participants. The data collection and coordination takes place in Bugolobi at the INTEGHRAL hub. These are full-time project positions with start date in March 2023 that will last for about 10 months (but may be extended). The Uganda Youth Development Link (UYDEL) will be the employer. Extensive training will be provided. For more information about the project please see: https://www.drswahn.com/topowa.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Set up the Garmin devices for each study participants.
Upload data and reset device after each cohort of participants.
Train study participants on how to wear Garmin devices and fill out daily diary surveys.
Adhere to ethical approvals/human subject protocols and consent forms.
Maintain quality standards to preserve the integrity of data collection.
Assist with data entry and quality checks as needed.
Facilitate communications with the PI, Investigators and research team.
Find solutions to technical issues.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Kinesiology, Psychology, Computer Science, Statistics/Data Science, or other related disciplines.
Experience with collecting data via wearable technology in a research setting preferred. Training will be provided.
Need to be extremely detail oriented and organized.
Proficient in Microsoft Windows operating system/use of computers.
Proficiency in both English and Luganda.
Proven work experience as a Research Assistant or similar role.
Demonstrated experience in human subject’s research in a laboratory setting preferred.
Excellent organizational, critical thinking, written, and verbal communication skills.
Attention to detail to ensure their research documents are accurate at all times.
Priority-Minded - Can identify and execute on the most important issues.
Sense of Urgency - Know when to act quickly to proactively solve problems.
Send a resume, cover letter listing the names and contact details of three professional references and salary requirement to TOPOWAjobs@gmail.com. Please specify “Wearable Technology Research Assistant” in subject line. The hiring manager will only respond to qualified applicants who submits all requested information. Applications will be reviewed as received. Tentative in-person interviews and training is scheduled to begin on February 19, 2023.