Research Associate I

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Company :
FHI 360

Location :
Durham, North Carolina

Expiry Date :
Sun, 25 Apr 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Job Summary: The Research Associate I will work with senior research staff within the Behavioral, Epidemiological and Clinical Sciences (BECS) division and with other departments within FHI 360 to implement, manage, and conduct socio-behavioral research studies. This individual will make detailed evaluations and observations and analyze data and interpret results using qualitative/quantitative methods as appropriate. Immediate project responsibilities will include supporting community-engaged participatory work around issues of health equity in North Carolina as well as internationally. Accountabilities: – Prepares research concepts and program evaluation proposals following established policies and procedures. – Prepare IRB and/or regulatory approval documents for both internal and external approvals as needed. – Conducts literature searches and reviews, and maintains bibliographic databases to support research – Assists with the design and implementation of research studies and evaluation activities, including sampling, recruitment, and qualitative and/or statistical analyses – Develops training materials and assists with conducting training for study and program implementation based on company policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs) – Provides input with questionnaire and survey development, data analysis, study design, and material management – Provides project management and administrative support for research and program evaluation activities, including but not limited to updating work plans; monitoring project activities; preparing subcontracts and monitoring subcontractor activities; preparing meeting agendas and minutes; and drafting project reports. – Plans, organizes, and manages resources/processes for successful completion of study goals – Plans, organizes and manages community and stakeholder engagement processes including documentation of outreach and other activities – Provides updates to community partners and stakeholders on project activities – Works with community partners to develop appropriate project communication plans and materials – Develops, reviews, and maintains key study documents to ensure adequate resource and reference documentation Applied Knowledge & Skills: – Working knowledge of theories, concepts, practices and procedures for conducting research and evaluation studies, including socio-behavioral research and community-based participatory research (CBPR), good participatory practice (GPP) or other community engagement approaches – Strong knowledge of software programs used to perform data analysis and reviews – Excellent oral and written communication skills. – Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify errors and prepare reports – Previous experience working with Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Color (BIPOC), sexual and gender minorities, and other marginalized communities. – Previous experience addressing issues of health equity and knowledge of health equity approaches Education: – Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Public Health & Behavior, Health Policy preferred. Education, Health, Behavioral, Life or Social Sciences, Human Development or Related Field considered. – Masters Degree strongly preferred. – Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience sufficient to successfully perform the key responsibilities of the job. Experience: – Typically requires 3-5 years of research or evaluation experience. – Proficiency in Microsoft Office, spreadsheet software data analysis programs (e.g., NVivo, SAS, SPSS, R), and bibliographic databases (e.g., Endnote) – – Able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with staff, community partners, and other stakeholders. – Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English. Oral and written proficiency in additional languages preferred. Problem Solving & Impact: – Works on problems of moderate scope that require a review of various factors. – Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. – Decisions generally affect own job or specific functional area. Supervision Given/Received: – Receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new projects or assignments Typical Physical Demands: – Typical office environment. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift 5-50 lbs. Technology to be Used: – Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices. Travel Requirements: – Must be willing to travel up to 15% This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through acompetitive benefits package, professional developmentand policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others and yourself. Please click here to continue searching FHI 360’s Career Portal.