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Research Area Specialist Associate

Company: University Of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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How to Apply

Applicants should include a cover letter highlighting experience directly related to the described focus of this research position as the first page of their resume.

Job Summary

The Prevention Research Center of Michigan (PRC/MI) in the School of Public Health and National Center for School Safety seeks a motivated and qualified candidate to assist in developing and conducting (a) program evaluation studies of school safety training and public health prevention initiatives, (b) research on violence and injury prevention, c) rigorous systematic literature reviews, and (d) dissemination activities related to public health prevention research. The Research Specialist will assist PRC/MI and NCSS faculty on studies related to school safety, health disparities and violence prevention. It is anticipated that the Research Specialist will work on other public health program evaluation, research, dissemination, and training projects as new opportunities arise. This position is located on the Ann Arbor campus. Some travel to Flint and Genesee County may be required. This position is Term-Limited - hire date through 8/31/2022.

About the Department: Driven by a shared passion for affecting lasting change, the faculty, students and staff in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education work in the pursuit of an equitable, healthy future for all. Turning theory and research into actionable practice, we develop interventions and innovations that promote health, prevent disease, and empower people to manage chronic illness and disabilities. Together, our academic community transforms the theoretical into actionable, the science into the social, applying our knowledge to eliminate health disparities and impact lives for the better.

What You'll Do

  • Assists with planning research studies, developing IRB applications, and managing research protocols
  • Collects and manages data and conducts data analyses for multiple research studies using statistical software
  • Assists in the preparation and submission of grant proposals (e.g. prepares literature searches and summaries; conducts background research; assembles and formats documents).
  • Contributes to research presentations and publications for academic and general audiences.
  • Assists in collecting performance data and preparing progress reports for research sponsors.

Skills You Have

  • A master's degree in public health, health science, behavioral science or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One or more years of experience with public health or social science research.
  • Experience using SPSS, SAS, STATA or other data management or statistical programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new computer programs quickly.
  • Experience leading systematic reviews using COVIDENC software.
  • Experience managing a team of student assistants.
  • Experience evaluating training and technical assistance programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate well with co-workers and to work independently as needed.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete assignments independently with excellent attention to detail and under general supervision.

Work Locations

Due to the COVID-19 climate, we are currently working remotely. If the selected candidate is not in/near the Ann Arbor area, there is the possibility to have this position be permanently or mostly remote when staff are allowed back in offices. Remote staff are provided with a monitor, laptop and related accessories. Office equipment such as desk, chair, and printer are not provided for remote work and staff must supply their own reliable internet access. Basic supplies such as paper and pens, are stocked at the business location and are available to remote staff for pick-up should they choose. There may be occasions where the staff member will need to report the office in Ann Arbor, including meetings, training, computer or technology requirements, or to complete work that is not possible to handle remotely.

Additional Information

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job Detail

  • Job Opening ID


  • Working Title

Research Area Specialist Associate

  • Job Title

Research Area Specialist Assoc

  • Work Location

Ann Arbor Campus

Ann Arbor, MI

  • Full/Part Time


  • Regular/Temporary


  • FLSA Status


  • Organizational Group

School Pub Health

  • Department

Hlth Behavior & Hlth Ed Dept

  • Posting Begin/End Date

4/21/2021 - 4/28/2021

  • Salary

$45,000.00 - $50,000.00

  • Career Interest


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