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Job Title: Research Assistant
Job Number: RA-F2018-01
Organization: KDH Research & Communication
Posted: 2/27/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Position Description: Under close supervision by a more experienced staffer, a research assistant assists with developing and evaluating social science programs by gathering information and helping to prepare materials for inclusion in programs, reports, and studies. May administer surveys and/or questionnaires, conduct semi-structured interviews, and compile results. May collect, tabulate, and process data using basic statistical methods and statistical analysis software.

More specifically, a research assistant: • Performs library research on specified topics and synthesize material into annotated bibliographies, abstracts, literature reviews, summaries, and reports, in alignment with a supervisor’s instructions. • Develops components of materials for public distribution (such as curricula, multimedia tools, trainings, etc.), generally using an outline developed by a more senior researcher. • Follows evaluation protocols to track participant recruitment, reduce participant attrition, manage data, and process incentives, with strong attention to detail, accuracy, and data security. • Supports the administration of evaluations by tracking and reminding participants, filing participant paperwork, mailing evaluation supplies/materials, preparing and submitting incentive requests, and other support tasks. Must be completed with strong attention to detail, accuracy, and data security. • Tabulates and/or maintain collected data by means of coding or organizing data into databases, tables, or graphs. May conduct basic statistical analyses. • Administers structured surveys and/or semi-structured interviews (telephone, written, computer-assisted, and in-person interviews) for projects requiring primary data collection. • Conducts outreach to community organizations to gather letters of support for proposals or generates contact lists for program dissemination. • Completes social media and program dissemination tasks, as assigned.

Qualifications: Qualifications for this position include: 1) a bachelor’s or master’s degree in public policy, public health, economics, or a related social science field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; 2) strong writing ability and quantitative skills; 3) basic data collection experience and knowledge of statistical software packages, such as SPSS, SAS, or STATA; and 4) Spanish language proficiency. Prior experience in a similar research organization is a plus.

Organization Description: KDH Research & Communication (KDHRC) is a non-partisan, public health, and public policy research institution. KDHRC conducts rigorous research to explore complex social problems and construct powerful programs that improve the health and well-bring of youth, families, and communities. We construct interactive curricula, multimedia toolkits to build knowledge and skills, and new media to effectively communicate health and science information. We design and implement practical and influential process, outcome, and impact evaluations in both experimental and applied settings. Then, we use these data to disseminate objective and timely scientific information that addresses public health and social service problems. KDHRC takes scholarship seriously and presents the results of our research in journal articles and research briefs and at top national conferences.

KDHRC has a broad portfolio of grants and contracts from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and a host of other agencies and organizations. We use this funding to focus in four program areas:

• Drug Abuse Education and Prevention • Latino Health • Vulnerable Populations • Organizational Studies

KDHRC seeks a full-time research assistant to primarily support research activities under the Latino Health program area. KDHRC Latino Health programs address the unique health risks of Latino families and communities. Our projects explore optimal methods for community-based organizations to deliver health education to Latinos and ways to decrease their barriers to health care.

Closing Date: 5/23/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Laura Gover,  RA-F2018-01
Contact Location: 1175 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1600

Atlanta   GA  30361
United States
Contact Location: 1175 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1600
  Atlanta   GA  30361
  United States
Contact Phone: 404-998-9171 
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How to Apply: To apply for this position, please send your resume and a cover letter to The cover letter must clearly discuss your experience and its applicability to the position.

Your email must include the position title and position number in the email subject line. The application deadline for this position is March 16, 2018. KDHRC will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. No telephone calls, please.

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