Research Associate - Georgetown University Medical Center
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Research Associate - Georgetown University Medical Center
This position involves project direction of a new federally-funded center that began in September 2018, the Center for the Assessment of the Public Health Impact of Tobacco Regulations ($20 million grant) which is the one of the 10 FDA Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science(TCORS). This center involves three modeling projects, a career enhancement core and a data analysis core. This position requires a diverse set of skills in order to complete multiple management functions, including developing the agendas and leading regular study meetings, supervision of study staff, management of all regulatory requirements, financial oversight, regulatory oversight, manuscript preparation, liaison with U of M and course development. Overall, the new grant will involve a large number of international and national collaborations and large, complex, diverse data sets.
The Research Associate will assist with project coordination, obtain and manage data, conduct data analyses and model development in Excel, Visual Basic, and possibly SPSS,SAS, STATA, assist in the preparation of new grants, study reports and publications, and oversee tasks and enforce timelines and deliverables. S/he will develop data inputs for state and national policy simulation models through literature reviews and data abstraction, analysis, and synthesis of results for publication. The results of this research may be used to conduct comparative effectiveness analysis, and support cost-effectiveness and regulatory research. The impact of this position on research is paramount to the projects' ability to complete the multi-investigator research as planned. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Day To Day Project Direction
Supervise staff in all modeling and coordination activities, including scheduling and coordinating all monthly conference calls, agendas and minutes.
Maintain timelines for all projects tracking materials and documentation of sources, transmitting data to collaborators, uploading all documentation to secure project web site to store data.
Scientific Project Direction of Ongoing Studies
Management of all regulatory requirements for all ongoing projects, preparation of progress reports for funding agencies
Development and maintenance of study-related materials such as models, surveys, and data bases.
Participate in writing manuscripts, presentations, progress and other reports, and documents as assigned;
Present research at conferences
Participate in new grant preparation
Data Analysis and Model Development
Conduct data analysis( under the supervision of the PI) using SAS software for scientific publications
Model development using Excel and Visual Basic
The work performed by this position is essential to conduct of multiple ongoing and new research projects, including rapid response and pilot projects. These research projects include multiple faculty in the Lombardi Cancer Center's Cancer Prevention and Control.This body of research includes very high profile publications that have been and will continue to be used to inform FDA and state policy decisions (e.g., regulations on e-cigarettes, nicotine reduction or flavor restrictions), so this position is critical to coordinating these projects and completing the work.
M.A., M.S. MPH or MHS in psychology, public health, health service/policy research or epidemiology, but doctoral students are encouraged to apply. Backgrounds in biostatistics, epidemiology or decision analysis are highly desired. Additional requirements for this position are:
At least 2 years of prior research experience in a related field
At least 1 year of project coordination experience
Experience programming in Excel
Experience conducting primary data analysis
Preferably scientific publication experience as evidenced by peer reviewed publications
Candidates are sought with career development interests or a background in epidemiology and biostatistics, health economics, health services research, health policy, or decision analysis. Experience with conducting data analysis in SPSS, SAS, STATA and working with health data and large national datasets is highly desirable. Accompanying this, qualifications must include:
Ability to interact with large teams of collaborators
Computer literate in common applications as MSWord, Excel and PowerPoint
Experience performing literature reviews
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Detailed orientation and organization essential.
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