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Job Title: Research Assistant
Job Number:
Organization: Research & Evaluation Group at Public Health Management Corporation
Posted: 6/25/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification:
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Philadelphia,  PA    USA
Compensation:
Position Description: The Research and Evaluation Group at Public Health Management Corporation (R&E Group) is seeking a full-time Research Assistant to join its team. The Research Assistant will report to a Project Manager or Senior Project Manager and should be prepared to work on multiple evaluation and research projects, supporting data collection, analysis, and dissemination. We are currently hiring for projects focused on community health needs assessments, lung health, and tobacco cessation; because our project mix is constantly in flux, there will also be opportunities to work in additional topic areas over time. Specific duties may include literature reviews; data collection instrument development; data cleaning and coding; interviewing/data collection; transcription of focus groups and interviews; infographic design; data analysis; and report writing. Research Assistants are also responsible for contributing to grant proposals on a regular basis and supporting internal department operations through participation in team efforts to improve department expertise, workflow, visibility, and culture.

Responsibilities:

Conduct internet research and literature reviews. Develop, test and administer data collection instruments. Code, clean and analyze data using SPSS, Excel or other software. Conduct interviews and assist with focus group administration; complete transcription of qualitative interviews and focus groups. Support proposals and grant writing activities by assisting other team members with the submission of a minimum of four proposals per year. Proposal tasks may include, but are not limited to: proposal task management; form completion; literature reviews; managing references and citations; drafting sections of proposal content; developing graphics and charts; and obtaining letters of support. Assist with the preparation of progress reports, data requests, presentations and publications. Engage with study participants, community members, and clients in a way that is respectful and inclusive of cultural differences. Participate in a minimum of two training or professional development opportunities each year that are focused on skills development. Participate in at least one department team each year tasked with improving department expertise, workflow, visibility, and culture. Most teams are short-term commitments, and staff are encouraged to exceed the minimum participation requirement.

R&E Group is committed to creating a pathway for employees to further their careers and encouraging growth within the department and beyond. Professional development opportunities are available for all R&E Group employees. These may include, but are not limited to: presentations at national and local conferences; continuing education opportunities through academic partnerships; participation in work- related seminars; and contributions to scholarly publications. We are an equal opportunity employer who holds diversity and inclusion as values central to our mission and essential for our success. For us, this means promoting diversity of thought, experience, and culture, and creating an environment where all are respected, empowered, and safe to express their unique perspectives. We are committed to fostering and embracing our multilayered diversity; all R&E Group staff members are equally valued for their contributions to our team.

Qualifications: Skills:

Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong analytical, interpersonal, record- keeping, organizational, and time management skills. Knowledge of primary and secondary data collection techniques. Comfort using computer-assisted data analysis and graphics programs, including Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of basic descriptive and inferential statistics. Readiness to solve problems, learn new skills, volunteer for unassigned work, and proactively seek assistance when needed. Welcoming to all and ready to work with a dynamic and diverse team.

Experience:

Data collection and analysis experience required. Experience working on grants and proposals preferred. Prior work or school experience with SPSS, STATA, and/or ArcGIS preferred. Academic coursework in public health preferred. Experience working with underserved communities.

Education Requirement:

BA/BS in social sciences, public health, education, or related field.

Organization Description: R&E Group conducts applied research and evaluation, including work on program efficacy, intervention effectiveness, and needs assessments. The right candidate will enjoy a fast-paced, collaborative and dynamic work environment where there is an opportunity to contribute to multiple projects focused on addictions, family strengthening and child wellbeing, education/learning, and/or public health.

Closing Date: 9/25/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Public Health Management Corporation Research & Evaluation Group,  Research Assistant
Contact Location: 1500 Market Street, 15th Floor

Philadelphia   PA  19102
United States
Contact Location: 1500 Market Street, 15th Floor
 
  Philadelphia   PA  19102
  United States
Contact Phone: 2159852000 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: PHMCresearch@phmc.org
Web Address: http://bit.ly/PHMCResearchAssistant
How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to apply at the following address: http://bit.ly/PHMCResearchAssistant

The required cover letter is not just a formality; it is an opportunity to both demonstrate strong writing and explain how your skills and experiences translate to the work of R&E Group and make you a good fit for this position. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Additional Information:

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