Description: With minimal oversight provide high-level professional, substantive, technical, and administrative support to senior investigators and investigators in the design, implementation, day-to-day operations, and dissemination of findings from research, demonstration, and evaluation projects
- Participate with senior investigators and investigators in designing, developing, implementing, and conducting research projects in the substantive field of knowledge on which the research is based (e.g., economics, sociology, epidemiology, anthropology, psychology, etc.). May lead specific project initiatives. Make independent scientific contribution in area of knowledge and expertise.
- Functionally supervise project staff and coordinate and direct a diverse set of research activities on one or more research projects.
- Participate in operationalizing conceptual variables and translating specific research questions into appropriate functional and analytic designs and protocols.
- Participate in designing, conducting, and interpreting statistical analyses of research data.
- Participate in preparing presentations and publications to disseminate findings from research projects to scientific and technical audiences. Co-author on published manuscripts; lead author on scientific and community presentations.
- Active participant in writing proposals; may write substantive sections of proposals. May serve as key personnel on grants.
- Use appropriate computer programs to assist in data collection, tracking, ordering laboratory tests or procedures, or communication, such as RRS, Health Connect, study specific programs, CAS, and other computer software as needed. Perform other duties as requested.
- Minimum three (3) years of experience in social, behavioral, medical, or health services research.
- Doctoral degree in an appropriate health research-related discipline, OR a master's degree with more than five (5) years of research experience, OR additional education and training equivalent to a master's degree plus seven (7) years of research experience.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
- Experience in the application of word processing, spread sheeting, Internet Browsers, statistical software packages, and database management software to research activities.
Various combinations of research training and experience can qualify persons with graduate degrees or the equivalent for the RA-II position.
- Licenses are necessary only for those whose substantive field and work assignments require it (e.g., M.D., R.N., R.P.T., R.Ph., M.S.W.).
- RA IIs from an academic discipline typically hold membership in their respective professional associations. The appropriate master's or Doctoral degree is usually sufficient for admission to membership.
- Working knowledge of standard desktop computing software packages (word processing, spreadsheeting, presentation software, Internet browsers, etc.).
- Working knowledge of statistical theory and hypothesis testing, quantitative or qualitative analysis methods, and database management techniques relevant to the design, conduct, and analysis of research projects in the pertinent substantive area.
- Working knowledge of medical and health care issues sufficient to communicate effectively and to collaborate with investigators in the conduct of research.
- Working knowledge of specialized models and theories in a discipline area applicable to the research.
- Excellent writing and communications skills.
- Basic level of computer operations skills, including word processing, spread sheeting, presentations, and Internet use.
- Good organizational and supervisory skills to carry out research activities under the general direction of an investigator.
Job Number: 674174