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A physician-scientist in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine seeks a full-time Research Area Specialist to work as part of the project management team. The Research Area Specialist will support the physician-scientist and project managers in conducting research projects and grant preparation. The physician-scientist performs health services/health policy research and clinical epidemiology on chronic disease including stroke and dementia. This position is located at the NCRC campus. The hours are 40 hours per week. This job will be a great position for a person who desires a career in clinical research or health policy.
Help manage research projects
Recruit participants for interviews and surveys by telephone and email
Collect primary data (e.g., perform survey research, administer questionnaires, conduct interviews)
Perform data quality control
Track participants and maintain accurate and detailed study records
Perform data management such as creating a database, entering and cleaning data, or merging datasets
Prepare grant applications (e.g., copy editing, proofreading, and creation of tables/figures and references)
Regulatory responsibilities such as Institutional Review Board applications, Data Use Agreements, and human subjects compliance
Conduct literature searches
Schedule and attend research team meetings
Assist with manuscripts, posters, and PowerPoint slide preparation for talks
Master's degree in Public Health (MPH, MS, or equivalent) or a Master's degree in a related field (e.g. Social Sciences, Biostatistics)
Proficiency in the PC environment and with programs including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Strong communication skills including telephone communication skills
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Exceptional ability to multitask and focus on the tasks at hand
Ability to prioritize tasks for meeting project deadlines consistently
Superb interpersonal skills
Ability to write about and summarize scientific concepts for both scientific and non-scientific audiences
Strong work ethic
Capable of working independently or collaboratively with a group
Associate Level: Bachelor degree in related field, Master's degree in Public Health (MPH, MS, or equivalent) or a Master's degree in a related field (e.g. Social Sciences, Biostatistics) preferred. 1-3 years related experience required.
Intermediate Level: Master's degree in Public Health (MPH, MS, or equivalent) or a Master's degree in a related field (e.g. Social Sciences, Biostatistics) with at least 4-5 years of related experience in academic research environment. Supervisory and/or financial management experience preferred.
Experience with data management or performing survey research
Experience with REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture)
Experience using a statistical program (Stata or SAS preferred) or analyzing qualitative data
1-2 years of research experience
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
DESCRIPTION OF TWO CURRENT PROJECTS
MCI DeM Study
One of the most frequent challenges clinicians face is managing serious illness in older patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition that affects up to 1 in 5 older Americans. The MCI DeM study is an NIH/NIA-funded R01 study that aims to compare the quality of cardiovascular disease care in adults with and without MCI and to determine the influence of MCI on patient preferences and physician recommendations for heart attack and stroke treatment. This is a multi-center, mixed methods study in collaboration with researchers from Duke University. The study involves secondary data analysis of 2 existing longitudinal cohorts as well as primary data collection using semi-structured interviews and surveys of patients, care partners, and physicians.
BP COG Study
Cognitive impairment and dementia (CID) as well as high blood pressure (BP) disproportionately affect Blacks and Hispanics in the US. The BP COG study is an NIH/NINDS-funded R01 study that aims to determine the effect of BP over the life course on the risk of CID in Blacks, Hispanics, and Whites, and to estimate the potential impact of optimal BP treatment intensity to reduce racial/ethnic disparities in CID. This is a multi-center study in collaboration with researchers from Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University. The study involves pooling and harmonizing data from 6 existing longitudinal cohorts, secondary data analysis, and simulation modeling.
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