Brown University — Research Assistant

Job Description:

The Research Assistant at the Brown School of Public Health (SPH) joins a vibrant team supporting the Dean’s office and related special projects. The Research Assistant is involved in fast-paced non-laboratory research aimed at addressing key ongoing and emerging problems in public health. Current topic areas include pandemic preparedness and response, crisis communications and misinformation, health equity, climate change and health, and digital health.

The Research Assistant works closely with multiple faculty members and other research team members on a wide range of project-related tasks, including data collection, literature reviews and synthesis, drafting of reports, organization of project materials, and assistance with development of research proposals.  The Research Assistant conducts structured interviews, interacts with remote consultants or team members, coordinates project communications, and develops scientific reports and presentations. This individual works as part of a team to compile and analyze information using a variety of statistical software applications. The position also performs additional related tasks as necessary. All tasks may be performed independently and/or without direct supervision in an on- or off-site location.

Major Responsibilities

Literature review and summary (40%)

Supporting Actions:  Under guidance of supervisor and direction of senior researchers, carries out extensive literature review of both published and non-published work, examining peer-reviewed literature, grey literature, reports, and other sources. Synthesizes the findings and writes up reports.

Statistical Analysis activities (30%)

Supporting Actions: Analyze state and national data on COVID19 outbreak, largely descriptive but some analytics work. Review and summarize output of analyses using Excel, R, or other statistical software. Present data and draft tables under direction of supervisor. This could also include conducting structured interviews and interaction with remote consultants or team members.

Assist Supervisor with report preparation (30%)

Supporting Actions:   Under direction of supervisor and direction of senior researchers, prepare tables and graphs for final report, prepare study documents for scientific posters, methods and results sections of reports and manuscripts.

Decisions Position is Free to Make
•    Prioritize multiple research activities.
•    Make judgments necessary to conduct the most relevant and up-to-date statistical research possible once specific goals have been defined by Principal Investigator

Dimensions
•    Support for projects and Supervisor

Job Qualifications and Competencies

Education
Required:  Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) with 1 year experience in health services research (or related field). Coursework in related fields can substitute for experience.

Experience

•  Experience with healthcare data, medical literature review

Job Competencies

•    Ability to set goals and work independently to manage both short- and long-term responsibilities
•    Flexibility to adapt to changing work conditions
•    Excellent organizational skills with keen attention to detail
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills
•    Computer skills (word processing, data management, Power Point, reference manager)
•    Self-reliant, organized, flexible and able to prioritize multiple research activities
•    Strong written and oral communication skills
•    Proficiency analytic software including but not limited to Excel and R
•    Possess a willingness and ability to support diverse and inclusive environment

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification that are satisfactory to Brown University.

In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work and must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

Recruiting Start Date:
2022-01-19-08:00

Job Posting Title:
Research Assistant

Department:
School of Public Health

Grade:
Grade 8

Worker Type:
Employee

Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:
37.5

Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

Still Have Questions?
If you have any questions you may contact employment@brown.edu.

EEO Statement:
Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, in the administration of its policies, programs, and activities.

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