Seniors: Research Interventionist for Community Based trials for Overweight Children

The Stanford Prevention Research Center at Stanford University seeks two full-time Research Interventionists to join a multi-disciplinary team performing community-based intervention trials for overweight children and their families. The Research Interventionists will be responsible for working with families to implement changes in their home environment that will promote weight loss among overweight children. Changes to the home environment include reducing the size of dishware, reducing screen time, reducing eating while watching television and changing food shopping and food storage practices. Duties include conducting numerous home visits with each family to bring them new dishware, pack up their old dishware, install television timers on their television sets and recommend changes to television viewing, food shopping and food storage practices. In addition, the Research Interventionist will be responsible for tracking intervention appointments, contacting participants to schedule appointments, screening participants for eligibility in the study and assisting with baseline data collection. Prefer current CPR and First Aid certifications, may also be obtained at beginning of employment.

Qualifications:

• BA/BS in the biological, physical, social sciences or other quantitative subjects required
• Must be fluent in English and Spanish
• Requires the ability to follow research protocol.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Reliable transportation to transport all necessary intervention materials and conduct intervention sessions in participants' homes throughout the bay area.
• Requires flexibility to work some non-standard hours including evenings and weekends.
• Prefer candidates with experience working with low-income ethnically diverse families.
• Minimum of 1 year commitment preferred.

All interested candidates must apply via the Stanford jobs website: http://jobs.stanford.edu refer to job # 46146

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