Sponsor Funded Professional - Research Associate I

Job description

The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), established in 1995, provides evidence-based research, program development, and policy guidance on local, state, and national levels to improve health status at the community level. The center conducts, analyzes, and disseminates qualitative and quantitative findings to connect decision-makers with the objective research and guidance needed to make informed decisions about health policy and programs. Today, the center is at work in more than 220 communities in all 50 states, helping our nation to improve health outcomes and well-being.  In 2017, the GHPC added a global portfolio, including work in Nigeria, Sudan, Kenya, and Ireland.


The position is a contributing member of multiple research, technical assistance, policy development, and programmatic teams, with a focus on the population health portfolio, including community health assessment and planning. The center’s current scope of work includes behavioral health, child health and well-being, community health systems development, health and health care financing, health in all policies, health systems transformation, long-term services, and support, population and global health, and rural health. The Research Associate I (RA I) will provide research and project support that contributes to a scientifically sound background for center activities. In addition, the RA I will coordinate special projects as assigned by senior staff, facilitate meetings, and assist in the preparation, coordination, and dissemination of various GHPC communication materials. This is an Atlanta-based position.


  • Serve as project support staff by providing administrative and research support to existing contracts and grants
  • Serve as a member of the team that designs and conducts quantitative and qualitative research to address health-related problems and publish results in professional and peer-reviewed journals
  • Write reports, abstracts, briefing papers, literature reviews, presentations, and other research-related communications
  • Facilitate group meetings using meeting design strategies to ensure meeting goals and objectives are met
  • Coordinates special GHPC projects, as assigned by senior GHPC staff
  • Assist senior GHPC staff in identifying and responding to new research and funding opportunities
  • Assist with the preparation, coordination, and dissemination of various GHPC communication materials
  • Provide data-informed technical assistance to partners to support decision-making, capacity-building, and sustainability at the practice, programming, and policy levels
  • Other duties assigned as job necessitates

  • Qualitative and quantitative analytic skills
  • Writing/reporting skills, including formatting
  • Presentation skills
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Networking skills and aptitude for representing GHPC with local, state, and national organizations
  • Demonstrated participatory and team-oriented style of interaction
  • Knowledge of research techniques, methodologies, equipment, processes, and procedures
  • Skills and experience with data collection, such as conducting interviews and focus groups
  • Knowledge of automated systems and software (spreadsheets, databases, word processors, presentations, educational software, computers; scanners, analysis software [e.g., NVivo, SPSS, and SAS], and survey software [e.g., Qualtrics, SurveyMonkey])
  • Ability to multitask, pay attention to detail, and exhibit excellent customer service abilities
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Effective oral and verbal communication with external and internal customers

Bachelor's degree and two years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

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04/12/21, 10:59:00 PM

College/Business Unit: Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 04/02/21, 10:58:44 AM




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Job No:
Posted: 4/3/2021
Application Due: 4/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time