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Student Survey Worker 1 (25% time position)
Job Category:   Student - Off-Campus
Unit:   Health Sciences Research Institute
Position Code:   SHSRI7697A
Status:   Open
Closing Date:   09/07/2018
Salary:   $13.00-13.25 Hourly
Background check:   Background check may be required

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With a little more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

The primary duties of this position are to screen, recruit and interview individuals that have been tested for coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) through Kern County Medical Center (KMC). This is a case control study, so that some of the study participants will have a diagnosis of Valley Fever and others will not. Valley Fever is not a communicable disease, and so it is not transmitted from person to person. Initial contact with potential participants will be by phone. Data collection will be conducted at the participant’s home or another public location in the community preferred by participant. The interviews will primarily be in Spanish, and incumbent must be fluently bilingual in oral and written Spanish/English. Other duties will include data handling (interviews only, no biological samples), coding, and entry into a computer provided by the project.

Qualifications:   • Must be bilingual (written and oral) in English and Spanish.

• Must have current CA driver’s license and car insurance.

• Must have car in good working order and drive to a variety of locations in Kern County.

• Flexible working hours, mostly late afternoon, evening and weekends.
To Apply:   Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

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    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

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