The Institute for Community Health (ICH) is a non-profit consulting organization that provides planning and assessment, participatory evaluation, applied research and data services to help local communities create sustainable health. The cornerstone of our mission is a commitment to community engagement in all aspects of the planning, evaluation and research processes, and a deep appreciation for the diverse experiences and values that communities contribute to health improvement.
ICH has extensive experience working across sectors and with a broad array of organizations and institutions, including community-based organizations, city and state governments, hospitals and community health centers, and academic institutions. Our work spans a wide variety of topic areas, including chronic disease, health systems, youth development, health disparities, substance abuse, and mental health, among others.
The Research and Evaluation Scientist/ Epidemiologist III will uphold ICH's core values: understanding and respecting diverse populations as well as the uniqueness of communities, safe-guarding privacy, supporting and building lasting partnerships, and improving the health status of communities.
This is a mixed methods position. We are looking for someone who has both qualitative and advanced quantitative skills.
Evaluation and Research Project Management:
The Research and Evaluation Scientist/ Epidemiologist III is responsible for overseeing projects, including:
Function as principal investigator, co-principal investigator, project manager, and/or lead epidemiologist on mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) grants and contracts. Manage project team (staff, interns and volunteers) to meet project goals
Work with project team to develop scope of work, workplan, and timelines and to specify roles and responsibilities and set project priorities
Manage project activities, including evaluation and research plan development, instrument design, data collection, analysis, and reporting
Manage project scope to ensure project is on budget and on time and deliverables meet ICH standards for quality
Participate in the collection, analysis and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data as appropriate
Effectively manage relationships with ICH partners including communicating and negotiating with community and interdepartmental partners
Participate in meetings and facilitate discussions regarding project activities
Provide training and technical assistance in response to requests for academic, hospital and community partners
Serve as principal investigator or co-principal investigator on IRB applications and ensure compliance with IRB, sponsored research and other regulations
Troubleshoot problems related to project personnel, community partners, methods, etc
Quantitative Data Analysis:
Perform epidemiologic and statistical analysis of various data, including, but not limited to data from electronic health records, claims databases, national survey sources, and project-specific surveys or other instruments
Provide mentoring and oversight to other staff performing analytical design and quantitative analysis, including SAS programming assistance
Provide leadership to ICH staff on study design and instrument development to ensure that analysis and data collected will be valid and appropriate
Ensure that programs and data sources are appropriately documented
Disseminate results of projects (through journal articles, reports, presentations, etc) both as lead author and in collaboration with others at ICH through community and academic venues
Represent ICH at local, state and national meetings and other venues
Present data at local, state, and national meetings and other venues
Review data portions of ICH presentations to ensure accuracy
Revenue Generation and Partnership Development:
Bring in new revenue for ICH:
Develop grants and contract proposals both as PI and as a collaborator with other ICH staff and community partners
Identify new partnership opportunities and maintain and/or develop community, academic and inter-agency relations
Identify personal business development goals and work to achieve them each year
Maximize business development and sales activities for data services to achieve revenue generation goals set for the year
Find and implement ways to increase revenue
Ensure accuracy of scope and budget for analytical components of new and proposed projects
Participate in community activities as a representative for the Institute for Community Health as assigned
Supervision and Mentoring:
Provide oversight to ICH ‘Data Team’, including facilitating meetings, and supporting staff development and skill building
Supervise Epidemiologist IIs/Project Mangers as assigned
Provide analytic mentoring and training for RA and PM staff
Provide analytic staff perspective to organizational decision-making
Participate in organizational meetings.
Support ICH visibility and communications efforts, including writing blog posts, helping to develop marketing materials, etc.
PhD or master’s degree (PhD preferred) in public health, anthropology, sociology, epidemiology or related field
7-10 years of progressively responsible evaluation and research experience required
Extensive experience managing projects, developing research and evaluation plans and instruments, collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, and writing reports
Strong knowledge of research and evaluation methods, including extensive knowledge of research design and quantitative analyses required, including descriptive analyses, interpreting data, multivariate analyses, and explaining results to all types of audiences
Advanced knowledge of SAS
Experience supervising staff and managing project teams
Experience with community-based participatory research and evaluation, including working with community organizations
Grant writing and revenue generation experience
Excellent writing, facilitation and presentation skills
Good organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to balance multiple projects and be flexible in day-to-day work tasks
Ability to work collaboratively with other ICH staff
Ability to interact respectfully with community partners and community members
Strong computer skills, including knowledge of MSOffice
Ability to independently travel to meetings locally and statewide
Internal Number: hrq-87044
About Institute for Community Health
The Institute for Community Health (ICH) is a nonprofit consulting firm that provides participatory evaluation, applied research, planning and assessment, and data services for health systems, community-based organizations, and government agencies. ICH is located in metro-Boston and works regionally to improve community health.
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