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Research Associate at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Full-time Research Associate (RA) will provide professional level research support for the Office of Community Engaged Research and Practice in the College of Public Health. The Research Associate will work under the supervision of the Director, Dr. Heather Gardiner, Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Specifically, the RA will support internally and externally funded community-engaged studies led by Dr. Gardiner, and provide technical support to community groups and community-based organizations. All projects use community-based approaches and engage relevant stakeholders in the research process.

The Research Associates primary responsibilities include participant recruitment, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analyses, maintaining research files, and assisting in the supervision of undergraduate research assistants and interns. The incumbent will provide basic orientations for incoming staff, as needed, as well as assist in compiling materials for periodic reporting to funders and IRB submissions. The Research Associate will assume other duties as needed, such as assisting with grant applications and manuscript submissions.

Required Education & Experience: A minimum of a Bachelors degree in the social sciences, health services research, public health, or related field and at least 2 years of related research experience are required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

*Ability to recruit study participants from diverse backgrounds for social/behavioral research

*Experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection methods and analyses

*Familiarity with statistical software (e.g., IMB SPSS, SAS)

*Experience creating and maintaining relational databases

*Strong oral and written communication skills

*Ability to collect, synthesize and present data for periodic reporting and IRB submission

*Comfort with clinicians and ability to learn and understand clinical information

*Comfort working with community-based organizations and engaging diverse stakeholders in the research process

*Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks and planning

*Understanding of how to efficiently supervise undergraduate interns and student workers

*Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to adhere to deadlines

*Proficiency in MS Office Suite applications and ability to master other computer applications

*Availability to work to a flexible work schedule and to travel to community-based sites within the city limits and the US

*Experience in academically oriented internet research databases (e.g. PubMed) and software (e.g. Mendeley).
*Written and oral Spanish language fluency
*Masters degree in the social sciences, health services research, or public health
*Familiarity with and interest in community engaged research
*Experience with grant-funded research in the social sciences, health communication, or other public health fields

This position requires a background check.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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