Senior Research Assistant
Job Description Summary:
I. DEPARTMENT INFORMATION
This Senior Research Assistant position is for a field supervisor 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 Department is seeking a field supervisor to oversee the behavioral surveillance study among Transgender Women (TW) in Washington, DC. This person will be responsible for coordinating the development and conduct of formative research by establishing relationships with community based organization and through focus groups and formal interviews. The field supervisor will also oversee all field activities including, but not limited to, supervising field staff, managing daily operations (including HIV testing) and data collection. This person will work closely with the Project Coordinator and the Principal Investigator to ensure the proper management and execution of the study
- Coordinate and conduct formative (qualitative) research activities by establishing relationships with community organizations and key stakeholders.
- Coordinate, conduct and oversee the conduct of quantitative data collection and serological testing through managing the field study team.
- Assist in outreach activities with DOH and community stakeholders
- 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.
Qualified candidates will hold a BA/BS and 1 year of experience in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:
Excellent interpersonal skills
Proficient verbal and written skills
Able to work with a variety of populations at risk for HIV, including transgender women, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, and heterosexuals from high poverty areas.
Able to work autonomously when needed but also functions well in a team
Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as needed
Able to travel independently to work place, trainings and meetings locally and out of state
Previous experience working with the transgender women population.
Previous experience with data collection and public health research
Knowledge and/or experience in HIV testing, counseling, care, or public health prevention
Experience in supervision of staff
Experience in report writing and oral presentations.
Comfortable in academic, professional, community-based, and health care settings
I. POSITION INFORMATION
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Field Research Stream Service and Support Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Part-Time Hours Per Week: 20 Work Schedule: M-F, 9:00-1pm and some weekends Position Designation: Non-Essential: Employees who are not required to work unless directed to do so by their supervisor. Telework: No Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:
Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa statusInternal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000598 Job Open Date: 07/10/2018 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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