The Research Scientist leads and/or provides oversight for all scientific aspects of research and evaluation projects including proposal development and research design, defining target population, identifying data needed, measurement tool development, data collection, data analysis, and deliverable development. The Research Scientist will also be involved in scientific and academic activities such as conceiving and developing manuscripts and conference presentations.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
¥ Lead and/or provide oversight for all scientific aspects of research and evaluation projects.
¥ Generate new projects by developing and submitting grant applications and RFP proposals.
¥ Initiate and maintain partner relationships, including relationships with funders and clients.
¥ Develop project workplans that include research designs, participants, data elements, measurement tools, and deliverables.
¥ Review comprehensive project plans to ensure alignment with workplans.
¥ Oversee the development of measurement tools by participating in planning sessions, reviewing tools, and providing final sign-off.
¥ Ensure the integrity of sampling and data collection efforts.
¥ Support the collection of qualitative data by conducting key informant interviews or focus groups when needed.
¥ Support the analysis of data by conducting analyses and reviewing all qualitative and quantitative output for accuracy. ¥ Oversee the development of project deliverables by participating in storyboarding sessions, creating outlines, and reviewing drafts.
¥ Provide guidance and feedback to workteam members on project plans, measurement tools, data analysis, and deliverables.
¥ Contribute to scientific knowledge by developing, submitting, and delivering conference presentations and publishing manuscripts.
¥ Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in nutrition-related fields.
¥ Participate in Scientific Advisory Committee meetings, Scientist Retreats, and other appropriate meetings.
¥ Serve in advisory roles for UNMC’s College of Public Health students.