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RESEARCH ASSISTANT, School of Public Health, Health Policy & Management

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RESEARCH ASSISTANT, School of Public Health, Health Policy & Management
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The Research Assistant will be primarily responsible for undertaking small research projects in support of the CityHealth project and policy areas. Examples could include creation of a nationwide "map book" showing correlation between alcohol outlets and violent crime by city. Also responsible for coordinating a pilot project to create an "opt-in" website for small- and mid-sized cities to participate in the CityHealth medaling system, designed to encourage cities to adopt policies that address the social determinants of health.

Why SPH?

  • Driven by our mission to improve the health of local, national and international populations, and deeply committed to igniting positive change in the world.
  • Recognized worldwide for achievements in education, research and public health activism.
  • Entrepreneurial and creative spirit in our pursuit of solutions, and innovative in our education.
  • Our values drive what we do, and how we do it.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform GIS analyses that match alcohol outlets and violent crime data. Recruit, consent and enroll cognitive interview participants
  • Undertake other small policy research projects as needed.
  • Assist with design of pilot website for opt-in to CityHealth rankings by small and medium-sized cities.
  • Review literature related to CityHealth policy areas and assist with policy menu updates.
  • Assist with logistical and contract arrangements in support of CityHealth pilot opt-in project

  • Master's degree in public health, epidemiology, or biostatistics
  • Demonstrated skill using quantitative software (e.g. SAS, SPSS, Stata)
  • Demonstrated skill using GIS software (e.g. ArcGIS)
  • Analytic experience and statistical knowledge to use perform descriptive statistics, stratification, and multivariable regression (linear, log-binomial, and Cox)
  • Solid background in epidemiology. Extensive knowledge of study design and methodological issues related to bias and confounding.
  • Experience writing scientific manuscripts as co-author
  • Desire to work independently to deliver work of the highest quality
  • Masters degree preferred with 1-3 years experience.

About SPH: The mission of SPH is to improve the health of local, national and international populations, particularly the disadvantaged, underserved and vulnerable, through excellence and innovation in education, research and service. Our values drive what we do and how we do it. We are deeply committed to igniting positive change in the world. We seek to create a respectful, collaborative, diverse, and inclusive community within SPH, and to promote justice, human rights, and equity within and across our local and global communities. We are bold in our pursuit of knowledge that matters, creative in our pursuit of solutions, and innovative in our education. In all we do, it is our engagement with people, communities, and institutions in the world beyond our academic walls that leads to success.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.



Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Full-Time/Regular

PI106038774

 

 

 

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Posted: 12/6/2018
Application Due: 2/4/2019
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