Career Opportunities

Assistantships

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: 3 days 12 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 3 days 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 2 days ago

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
  • Willingness to travel 50-75%
  • Eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship
  • Software experience is not required; we'll train you to be an expert
  • Relocation to the Madison, WI area (reimbursed)

For more information and to apply, click here

Deadline: September 10, 2018
Posted: 1 week 2 days ago

CommunicateHealth, Inc

CommunicateHealth seeks an experienced health communicator with a proven interest in message and product development. Candidates should be able to synthesize audience research, health education and behavior change theories, and plain language writing to create meaningful, accessible, and actionable communication tools for clients and consumers. Candidates should enjoy working independently and collaboratively, have experience giving and receiving feedback and have outstanding organization skills and attention to detail. Candidates are passionate about making health information easier to understand and use.

Read the full post here.

Deadline: July 27, 2018
Posted: 1 week 6 days 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 3 days ago

Internships

Caring Health Center

The role of the intern would be to pick a public health project of their liking that fits within the work of a Community Health Center's Emergency Operations Plan. This internship is open to any undergraduate or graduate student interested in the emergency management discipline. The selected candidate would gain an overall understanding of Community Health Center Emergency Planning and have the opportunity to work with other public health entities in the city of Springfield, as well as the staff here at CHC. Candidates would be responsible for joining CHC's team in overall strategic planning for Emergency Operations, attending each monthly meeting, and presenting at several medical and dental provider meetings with the outcomes from the emergency planning meetings. Candidates must be available to work at least 10-15 hours per week. I am a fun supervisor and am looking for someone who enjoys policy and planning.

If this is something that is of interest to you, please email Jacqueline Johnson  directly at jjohnson@caringhealth.org

Deadline: August 30, 2018
Posted: 1 month 3 days ago