Position Summary

We are seeking to hire actors for temporary part-time secret shopper/observer companion work on a research study we will be conducting during May, June, and possibly July of 2024 in the greater San Francisco Bay Area (no relocation).  Secret shoppers/Observer companions (Research Assistant II) will work approximately 12-16 hours per week during the study period.  These positions will work under the direction of our professional research staff.  The hourly rate for this part-time temporary position is $30 per hour.

The sites are scattered throughout the 9 Bay Area counties, mainly in most populated areas (SF, San Jose, East Bay) with fewer in the more distant towns e.g., Sonoma, Napa, and Solano counties.


Job Requirements

·         21 years of age or older

·         Work Thursday through Saturday nights for 3 collection events from May to June/July of 2024

·         Acting experience

·         Data collection in a research environment is a plus

·         Valid Driver’s License

·         Access to reliable personal transportation (mileage will be reimbursed) to complete the secret shopper/observer companion activities

·         Fully vaccinated against COVID-19

·         Be able to work as a team professionally and responsibly with another research partner for hours at a time while conducting secret shopper visits

Some Primary Duties and Responsibilities

·         Travel to and from the shopping site alone or with a research partner

·         Record research related events

·         Return or upload completed data collection forms to the research team for analysis

·         Follow provided script and research protocols to obtain required research data

To apply for this position, please visit https://pirecareers.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/259

About PIRE

PIRE has a significant national presence in the area of applied behavioral science, with funded research projects at its centers on prevention, treatment, and policy research. PIRE scientists and practitioners continually focus on the design and implementation of complex program evaluation strategies and the conduct of research related to health and social issues, and criminal justice. We are dedicated to reducing health disparities through our research. PIRE practitioners and scientists provide training and technical assistance in many health-related areas to states and communities that are attempting to improve public health. For more information about PIRE go to https://www.PIRE.org

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