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Research Assistant

Department of Health Promotion and Policy

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Liz Evans, the Research Assistant (RA) will assist with focus group coordination, assist with qualitative data collection and analysis, assist with preparation of reports and manuscripts, and assist with general research activities.  Projects will be focused on developing responses to address the opioid crisis. Learn more about Dr. Evans and her research at https://www.umass.edu/sphhs/person/faculty/elizabeth-evans.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with research activities
    • Assist PI in development of protocol-specific tools to aid in study documentation
    • Assist with maintaining Human Subject Committee approvals and other regulatory approvals
    • Assist with coordinating activities with project partners
    • Assist with tracking study tasks and completion of milestones
  • Assist with data collection
    • Assist with recruiting prospective participants
    • Assess eligibility of prospective subjects in accordance with the approved protocol and all applicable regulations
    • Assist with obtaining participant consent
    • Schedule participants for focus groups and/or key informant interviews
    • Assist with focus group facilitation and transcription
    • Maintain participant and study confidentiality
  • Assist with data analysis
    • Assist with data analysis, which involves summarizing focus groups/interviews, coding transcripts using ATLAS.ti, and identifying themes and illustrative quotes
    • Assist with summarizing research findings and preparing papers and presentations
  • Provide general research support
    • Perform literature searches
    • Perform data entry
    • Coordinate, attend, and document meetings
    • Stock, inventory, store, and order supplies to maintain appropriate operations
    • Comply with department policies and procedures, and health and safety regulations and requirements
    • Prepare requests for reimbursement for travel
    • Purchase supplies
    • Perform other duties as required

Qualifications

  • Ability to perform tasks in an efficient, well-organized and timely manner with a minimum level of supervision and frequent changes in priorities and deadlines. Required
  • Skill in setting priorities, follow through on assigned tasks and adhering to deadlines. Required
  • Excellent oral communication skills and experience communicating with a diverse population, in order to recruit participants and conduct interviews. Required
  • Ability to work in a team. Required
  • Skill in working independently with minimal supervision. Required
  • Ability to assess situations and problem solve using own judgment. Required
  • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing with staff, researchers, collaborators, and research participants at various organizational, cultural and educational levels. Required
  • Writing skills to write or edit correspondence, progress reports, and research papers. Required
  • Computer literate with fluent word processing skills and knowledge of presentation and spreadsheet software. Required
  • Has a valid driver’s license and own transportation. Required
  • Basic skills in focus group facilitation, qualitative data collection and analysis. Preferred
  • Prior experience working with populations with a history of substance use disorders, mental illness, and involvement with the criminal justice system. Preferred
  • Working knowledge of policies and procedures of Human Subjects-related research. Preferred
  • Has CITI certificates (https://about.citiprogram.org/en/homepage/): Human Subjects Research (HSR); Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), Information Privacy and Security (IPS). Preferred
  • Knowledge of ATLAS.ti or similar software for qualitative data analysis. Preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree. Preferred

To apply, email your resume and a cover letter to Dr. Evans at eaevans@umass.edu

Deadline: July 26, 2018
Posted: 1 day 6 hours ago

University Health Services

University Health Services provides a tobacco control program, inclusive of clinical cessation services; tobacco prevention through health education; community engagement; and social norms change of tobacco use on campus. These efforts aim to: increase knowledge to the dangers and misperceptions of all forms of tobacco use; foster attitudes intolerant to tobacco use; promote policy compliance on campus; increase utilization of UHS cessation services; as well as to reduce overall tobacco influence among the UMass Amherst community.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Karen DeSalvio at karend@stuaf.umass.edu or call 413-577-5060. Submit any supporting documents such as educational materials developed and/or a brief relative writing sample.

Read more here.

Deadline: August 31, 2018
Posted: 3 weeks 1 day ago

Jobs

Epic Systems

Epic is located in Madison, Wisconsin, a city regularly ranked as one of America's best places to live. Epic's environment is one of continuous learning; you'll have access to opportunities to expand your skill set and share your knowledge with others. We offer comprehensive benefits to keep you healthy and happy as you grow in your life and career, and your merit-based compensation will reflect the impact your work has on the company and our customers. You'll also be eligible for annual raises and bonuses, as well as stock grants, which give you an even greater stake in the success of Epic and our customers. Epic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (W/M/Vets/Disability) employer. Please see our full non-discrimination statement at https://careers.epic.com/EEO.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or greater (any major)
  • A history of academic and professional success
  • Software experience is not required; we'll train you to be an expert
  • Eligible to work in the U.S. without visa sponsorship
  • Relocation to the Madison, WI area (reimbursed)

For more information and to apply, click here

Deadline: September 10, 2018
Posted: 1 week 5 hours ago

Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Beyond our openings for nurses, technicians, physicians and advanced practice clinicians, we have many non-clinical positions available, in food service, maintenance, information systems, human resources and more. No matter what their professional function, every employee makes a difference in people’s lives, and every employee is valued at Cooley Dickinson Health Care.

Visit the Opportunities Page to view current job openings.

Deadline: August 31, 2018
Posted: 3 weeks 1 day ago

CommunicateHealth

You are an experienced Drupal developer with a proven interest in developing accessible, easy-to-use web-based applications and tools. You are proficient in Drupal 8 development, including site building, configuration management, theming, and command line use of Drush and Drupal Console. You enjoy working independently and collaboratively, have experience giving and receiving feedback, and have outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail. You care about making health information easier to understand and use.

Responsibilities
• Develop reusable and interactive web-based tools, mobile apps, and consumerfacing websites
• Consult and provide guidance on development projects for federal and state government clients as well as private companies and non-profit organizations
• Work closely with our team of developers on in-house deliverables
• Communicate recommendations and requirements clearly (verbally and in writing) with internal staff, non-technical clients, and technical partners
• Determine appropriate architecture and other technical solutions, and make relevant recommendations to clients and project managers 
• At least 3 years of experience with Drupal, including authoring in: o PHP o jQuery and/or Javascript o HTML5 and CSS3 o Templates/Twig
• Solid experience with Git • Demonstrable experience with Drupal 8
• Experience managing deployments across multiple development environments
• Experience using and managing local development environments
• Experience researching, evaluating, installing, and using contrib modules
• Ability to work independently and effectively with non-technical co-workers and clients
• Excellent communication skills
• Strong attention to detail

Preferred
• Examples of open source contributions (Drupal contributions are a plus)
• Experience with MVC frameworks • Experience with decoupled Drupal 8 sites
• Experience with front-end frameworks, including React and/or Vue.js
• Experience with DevOps
• Familiarity with federal usability standards and best practices including Section 508 accessibility guidelines
• Experience working with government clients
• Experience developing cross-platform applications
• Experience working with writers, editors, and web designers
• Familiarity with entire website development lifecycle and documentation
• Experience with user-centered design process

For more information and to apply, click here.

Deadline: August 3, 2018
Posted: 1 month 1 day ago

Biostatistician

Veterans Affairs, Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)

The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is recruiting one or more master’s-level Biostatisticians to work with an experienced and growing group of researchers committed to high-quality epidemiologic research using large, complex health data to address Veterans health issues. The Center is one of five epidemiologic centers within the VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP), prioritizing a collegial, collaborative, learning-based research environment. The Center is recruiting for a full-time statistical position to support the core research mission of the ERIC, which is to coordinate and conduct large observational, epidemiologic research studies of Veterans and Veteran twins, specifically addressing deployment, environmental, genetic, and clinical exposures. The position provides biostatistical support to Center studies under the supervision of the PhD Biostatistician. Primary scientific responsibilities will be the application of statistical methods to support observational health research including the design, analysis, interpretation, and documentation phases.

Key Duties:

  • Collaborate with Principal Investigators, the PhD Biostatistician, and other scientific staff in the selection of appropriate study designs and analyses to address research on Veteran-related health issues;
  • Assist with data analysis plans and perform advanced statistical analyses of observational data from multiple sources including VA administrative data, pharmacy data, genetic and genomic data, and correlated data from twin studies; • Prepare statistical and scientific reports and work with other scientific staff to publish the findings in peer-review journals;
  • Collaborate with biostatisticians and other scientific staff at other VA epidemiologic research centers. Qualifications: Candidates must have a minimum of a master’s-level degree in biostatistics, statistics, or a closely related field.

The applicant must be proficient in standard statistical software packages, such as R, SAS, and Stata. Excellent communication skills are necessary, as is the ability to work effectively in a team setting. Familiarity with VA data systems, health care data, twin research, statistical genetics, and with gene expression and genomic data are also desired qualities. Candidates must be US citizens. Depending on the candidate’s experience, the target salary will range from grades GS-11 through GS-12.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to SeattleCSPEC@va.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials will be considered starting June 11, 2018. For more information about the Seattle ERIC, please see www.seattle.eric.research.va.gov.  

Deadline: July 20, 2018
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago