Research Specialist

Burlington, VT
Aug 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Details

Advertising/Posting Title Research Specialist Diversity Statement The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. Posting Summary
Perform advanced data analysis and management. Clean, analyze, and report on child healthcare data gathered from multiple sources (e.g. all-payer claims, medical records, and health and human service organizations) across the state in support of research and evaluation activities conducted by the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP). Design and implement data management systems in collaboration with program leadership. Export and merge healthcare datasets and conduct statistical analyses, ensuring confidentiality of research materials and compliance with applicable regulations. Conduct structured medical literature searches, and create and maintain an electronic reference manager in support of research efforts and manuscript production. Draft IRB protocols and amendments in collaboration with principal investigator; maintain research compliance binders, maintain comprehensive knowledge of each protocol's procedures. Conduct descriptive statistical analyses and write detailed reports on evaluation and research methods and results.
Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
Bachelor's degree in statistics, public health, or social sciences with a quantitative focus and four to five years of research and data management experience using statistical analysis software (SAS, STATA, and/or SPSS) required. Advanced skills using spreadsheets and word processing software required. Effective project management, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills required.
Desirable Qualifications
Experience with databases (SQL) and Microsoft Word and Excel desirable.
Other Information
A six-month probationary period is required.
Position is contingent upon continued funding.
Special Conditions A probationary period may be required, Contingent on continued funding, A probationary period may be required for current UVM employees Category Public Health, Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory Job Type Full-time FLSA Exempt Hiring Min (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 38500.00 Payband Max (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 73150.00 Staff Hiring Band Hiring salary budgeted at mid pay band Staff Union Code NU

Posting Details

Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.
Job Open Date 07/14/2017 Job Close Date (Jobs close at 11:59 PM EST.) Open Until Filled No

Position Information

Position Title Research Specialist Posting Number S1222PO Department Pediatrics/55700 Position Number 00024377 Employee FTE 1.0 Employee Term 12

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    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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      The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.