Technical Research Coordinator

Job description

The Center for Public Health Law Research (CPHLR) is seeking a Technical Research Coordinator who has a bachelor's degree with three years of related background in econometrics/biostatistics/epidemiology. MPH, MPP, MSc, MA with law/policy experience and interests in health equity and social policy is preferred. The Technical Research Coordinator will work across a range of public health law issues, including housing, drug policy, and the impact of local laws on health, among others. Duties include coordination of projects, keeping up with grant timelines, and the writing of reports. The Technical Research Coordinator will function as a researcher on multiple projects, taking a lead role in interviews with key informants and drafting policy briefs/academic journal articles. The person filling this role must have demonstrated training in qualitative and quantitative methods (ability to interpret results more important than ability to conduct quantitative analysis) and have experience with literature scans/reviews and writing of Issue Briefs and scholarly journal articles. This person will work alongside a vibrant transdisciplinary team, with approximately 10-15 other team members based at Temple University and various consultants and subcontractors at other institutions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and at least three (3) years of related background in econometrics/biostatistics/epidemiology. Experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis. Project management experience. Demonstrated experience in qualitative methods a plus (semi-structured interviews, coding interviews). Experience conducting quantitative analysis using SAS, STATA, or R. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

* Ability to summarize large amounts of information/data.

* Experience conducting and writing literature scans/reviews.

* Ability to interpret and discuss results of empirical studies.

* Write white papers and issue briefs.

* Ability to self-teach research methods.

* Manage projects independently.

* Strong verbal communication skills along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of individuals

* Strong detail-oriented focus.

* Computer skills to include: Microsoft Office Suite, Endnote, and Google Docs.


* Experience with housing policy.

* Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects.

* MPH, MPP, MSc, MA with law/policy experience and interests in health equity and social policy

This is a grant funded position.

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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Job No: 18002285
Posted: 7/12/2018
Application Due: 8/6/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable