Research Specialist 1

Jun 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research, a Section in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, is grounded in the belief that every woman has a right to plan if, when and how to have a family regardless of race/ethnicity, socio-economic status or citizenship.

Unit Job Summary: The Research Specialist 1 will work collaboratively with the research staff and partners toward the implementation of the varied research projects in clinical and community-based settings. The Research Specialist 1 will collaborate with research staff to assist in the implementation, recruitment, and data collection of both qualitative and quantitative research related to reproductive and sexual health policy and education. Other tasks include: data management; drafting study instruments and protocols; assisting in training and protocol development; collecting data using surveys, interviews, focus groups, and other techniques; ensuring compliance with institutional and regulatory guidelines; researching new study opportunities; assisting in writing research grants and manuscripts. The Research Specialist 1 will also assist in the coordination of IRB submissions; background and introductions of grants as well as assist in the writing and editing of manuscripts for publication.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted required.

Unit Experience: Experience with supporting research funded by NIH, NSF, or other federal sources preferred. Minimum of one year of research experience in reproductive health preferred. Experience writing research manuscripts, reports, and/or publications preferred. Experience writing grants preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Strong interest in reproductive health and research required. Strong quantitative analysis skills and familiarity with statistical analysis software (e.g., SAS, Stata, SPSS) preferred. Ability to be flexible with changing priorities required. Willingness to travel both locally and nationally for study activities required. Familiarity with qualitative research methods and analysis preferred. Knowledge of research techniques or methods. Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures. Analytical skills. Problem-solving skills. Attention to detail. Organizational skills. Verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

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