Research Associate

Washington, DC
Apr 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health is looking for a research associate to join our reproductive and children’s environmental health research group. Our team uses innovative, multi-disciplinary methods to: 1) define sources and consequences of human exposure to environmental contaminants among vulnerable groups including women and children; 2) identify how environmental hazards may interact with social disadvantage and psychosocial stressors to exacerbate health disparities; and 3) evaluate the impact of NGO and regulatory action on emerging environmental health problems.

The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team and develop expertise in environmental health and epidemiology. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, will be able to work independently and with a team, and must be able to manage his/her time across multiple projects. The Research Associate will be supervised by and will work closely with Dr. Ami Zota. The initial appointment is for one year, with opportunity for an extension after successful completion of the first year.

Tasks include:
• Conduct statistical analysis on exposure and epidemiologic data under supervision of PI and other scientific collaborators
• Develop study protocols for data collection including survey instruments
• Assist in the preparation of peer-reviewed journal articles and grant applications
• Develop and implement protocols for data processing and database management
• Develop presentations for diverse scientific, policy, and lay audiences
• Train student research staff on specific tasks as needed
• 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:

Require’s a master’s degree and 1 year of experience in the field or in a related area.

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

• Master’s degree in public health, environmental health, epidemiology, biostatistics or closely related field required.
• Prior experience conducting environmental health or epidemiologic research
• Outstanding organizational, written and oral communication, and problem solving skills
• Proficiency in using computer applications for word processing, data entry, and spreadsheet preparation.
• Proficiency in statistical analysis (such as SAS, R, or STATA)
• Experience in assisting with manuscript preparation and/or grant applications
• Experience in developing data collection, sample tracking and data entry system protocols to minimize errors while maintaining study participant confidentiality
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
• Ability to work independently and think creatively


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Laboratory Research Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 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: RP000271 Job Open Date: 03/31/2017 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. * Do you have a master's degree in public health, epidemiology, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least 1-2 years of experience in conducting data analysis or assisting with primary data collection for a research study
    • Yes
    • No

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


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