Dr. Dick Sadler, Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health at Michigan State University’s research facility in Flint, is seeking a full-time staff member to aid in the ongoing work of several projects, primarily requiring expertise in program evaluation, oversight of part-time data collectors, and participation at community partner meetings. Some familiarity with GIS and/or statistical software are important but not necessarily essential.
The ideal candidate will have experience in the above areas; have an interest in public health research; be able to work effectively with our part-time GIS analyst and data collectors/interns and colleagues; be interested in collaborative research with colleagues in epidemiology, psychology, geography, forestry, and elsewhere; and be able to physically be in the Flint area (i.e. at our office or at community meetings) at least 2-3 days a week.
Some such projects that this person will work on include: -ReCAST evaluation (SAMHSA): deploying surveys to participants, participating in community meetings, cleaning and preparing survey data for inclusion in dashboards, and basic statistical analysis -Community-Based Violence Intervention and Prevention evaluation (CDC): working with community partners to identify evaluation methods, establishing metrics for data collection, participating in community meetings and report compilation -A Healthfulness Index for Kent County (MSU/Spectrum Alliance): aiding in data compilation and dissemination for a project building a composite built environment index for medical partners at Corewell Health in west Michigan -SIR HANDLS (NIH R01): working with colleagues at University of Maryland-Baltimore County on a new project linking measures of structural racism to aging endpoints, to include administrative tasks, basic lite
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired through completion of one or two years of post-bachelor degree work, such as a Master's in the specific field of research employment; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in research methodologies, writing reports, supervision, software, data interpretation and handling in area related to research being performed; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and may require special licensing or certification in the field related to the area of employment.
-Master's degree required, PhD-level researchers welcome to apply; preferably in a field related to public health (e.g. health sciences, sociology, social work, psychology, geography) -Interest and aptitude in program evaluation, scientific writing, research design, and project management -Basic knowledge of data cleaning, storage, manipulation, analysis, and visualization -Flexible on level of experience, more interested in someone excited to be engaged in community-based research here in Flint
-An ideal candidate could be a) someone in between academic programs or who recently graduated - with at least a couple years of research or practical experience in the public health field - who is interested in honing their research chops (e.g. aiding in program evaluation, overseeing data collection, managing progress of grants, co-authoring papers) or b) someone with longer-term experience in program evaluation and coordination who may or may not be as interested in the research realm
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials
Generally, office hours are preferred, but we are flexible (and some work may be required after typical hours)
Description of End Date
This is an off-dated position funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.
Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
Bidding eligibility ends November 21, 2023 at 11:55 P.M.
Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.Together, we tackle some of the world?s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better?from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.The nation?s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world?on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we?re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.