Research Associate

Washington, DC
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

This Research Associate (RA) position will serve as a study coordinator for the Washington, DC site for the CDC-sponsored National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) study. Under the public health/academic collaboration with the DC Department of Health HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration, the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is contracted to conduct the NHBS study for the DC DOH. The RA will be responsible for managing all field staff (field interviewers, phlebotomists, graduate students) in collaboration with the Research Field Supervisor. This position will report to the Principal Investigator.

The Research Associate will manage all daily operations of the study, conduct data management, and to assist with data analysis and report writing. The RA will also be responsible for providing overall supervision of full-time field staff, phlebotomists, and graduate student research assistants. The RA will also help to liaise with the DC DOH project officer and staff and other community partners for the effective conduct of the study.

Job Duties:
- Manage field staff (through weekly meetings, visits to field site, communicating with Research Field Supervisor, etc.)
- Manage quantitative and qualitative data collection
- Develop reports to meet CDC and DOH contract requirements
- Manage data analysis and manuscript writing
- Conduct data management (uploading data) and data analysis
- Oversee outreach activities with community stakeholders
- Assist with PI with regulatory activities
- Ensure proper training and certification of all staff
- 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:

• 1 year in the field of HIV research or in a related area
• Proficient data, verbal, and written skills; comfortable in academic, professional, community-based and healthcare settings; excellent interpersonal skills
• Able to conduct management of study data for uploading to CDC and for data analysis
• Able to work with a variety of populations at risk for HIV, including men who have sex with men, injection drug users, and heterosexuals from high poverty areas.
• Able to work autonomously when needed but also functions well in a team; can work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
• Able to travel to trainings and meetings locally and out of state
• Experience in study management and supervision of staff
• Proficiency in data analysis and report writing
• Proficiency in HIV testing and pre- and post-test counseling
• Experience in submitting IRB applications and maintaining regulatory documents
• Experience in manuscript preparation and writing
• Experience giving oral scientific and non-scientific presentations


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 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Weekday Hours, Evenings, Nights, Weekends 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: R000281 Job Open Date: 04/12/2017 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.

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    2. Cover Letter
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