Research Assistant – Skeer Lab

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The Department of Public Health and Community Medicine is a research and teaching department of the medical school. Our faculty currently represents a range of disciplines, including public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, medicine, nutrition, environmental health, and health policy. Our activities include community-based and clinical research on a wide-array of public health topics and the education of medical and graduate students in health-related masters programs including the Master of Public Health.

This position is in the SKEER Lab. Developing and implementing innovative substance use interventions to prevent risk, improve health & behavioral outcomes, and reduce disparities. To learn more about the lab and research, visit the lab page here.

What You’ll Do:

We are looking for an energetic and highly organized person to work as a Research Assistant. The Research Assistant will work in collaboration with the Project Manager and Principal Investigator assisting with a study on substance use prevention among pre-adolescents through their parents/guardians. The Research Assistant will be heavily involved with retention of study subjects over the project period (3, 6, 12, and 18-month follow up data points); leading data analytic projects; overseeing and managing data management and teams; and preparation of manuscripts.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develops and executes data analysis plans using SAS, SPSS, and/or Stata
  • Manages all participant communication, including: retention activities, participant compensation and the general flow of participants through the study timeline
  • Writes and prepares manuscripts and presentations for publication
  • Supervises part-time research assistants and data coding teams including: assignment of work, regular check-ins with team members, and monitoring data quality
  • Regularly runs, presents, and interprets data reports for study team
  • Codes qualitative video data using codebook
  • May also be involved in other Skeer Lab projects, as needed

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