Senior Research Associate

Washington, DC
Mar 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The Department of Health Policy and Management at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University is seeking a self-starting, creative and qualified candidate to serve as a Senior Research Associate for various projects. The candidate will report directly to the chairman of the department and manages several programs including the multi-year Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded training program in Health Policy. Additional projects include: the National Black Men’s Health Initiative and a book project on racial disparities in health. The Senior Research Associate, will manage each of these projects, including: library research, chapter outlining, course coordination for the training program as well as manage other research projects.

The incumbent will be responsible for providing technical assistance and serve as Senior Research Associate for several initiatives, including the production of project deliverables. In addition, the incumbent will conducting research and literature reviews on various topics. Furthermore, the incumbent will organize the annual program meeting at The George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health. The incumbent will be working in Washington, DC office.

Responsibilities include:
- Performs data analysis using statistical packages
- Manage course coordination for the fellowship training program
- Plan and organize annual summit on health policy and health equality at GWU.
- Performs library and literature research
- Prepares chapter outlining
- Manages various research projects
-Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a master’s degree and 3 years of direct experience in the field.

Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Excellent research, writing and editing skills preferred.

Sharp attention to detail and capacity to deliver quality work product within the required deadline.

Self-starter and ability to work independently and as a member of the team.

Knowledge of minority health and health disparities.

Strong project management skills and ability to manage complex workload.

Excellent communication and analytical skills.

Experience with statistical analysis software, such as SPSS or other similar software.

Ability to handle multiple research tasks simultaneously and work independently.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Field Research Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: RP000215 Job Open Date: 01/13/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * What do you find attractive about this position?
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. * Have you had any courses or conducted any independent study on the topic of health disparities/inequalities? If yes, please provide a brief description?
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Could you provide an example of a project where you had to work independently and describe how you were able to prioritize and complete the project by the required deadline?
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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