This position's primary function is to produce relevant, timely, and actionable evidence synthesis products most often in the area of health services and technologies. Successful candidates will have varied expertise in systematic review methodology, which may include topic identification; selected and comprehensive approaches to literature searches; evidence grading and synthesis activities; and contributing to writing and presentation of evidence synthesis products. Experience presenting in formats tailored to different audiences is desirable. The Research Associate will work on a variety of projects at the Center.
Master's degree relevant to health research plus 3 additional years of related experience or a PhD in a relevant field.
Three years of experience assisting with obtaining and synthesizing health research information and drafting this information into narrative reports and presentations.
Experience in synthesizing evidence for use in decision making.
Experience in evaluating systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Experience with GRADE ratings and risk of bias assessment.
Experience working with a citation management software application.
Some health policy (local, state, or federal government or equivalent) experience.
Experience working on multiple research projects simultaneously with excellent organizational skills.
Proficiency in MS Office applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Excellent writing, grammatical, and proofreading skills.
Ability to exercise discretion when dealing with issues of a sensitive nature and to maintain confidentiality at all times.
Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
Ability to interact with a wide variety of stakeholders, both internal and external customers.
Ability to be self-motivated, prioritize effectively, and achieve deadlines.
Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
MPH or PhD with a concentration in epidemiology or biostatistics. All required experience as listed plus:
Significant experience tailoring evidence synthesis products to decision makers.
Experience producing rapid or systematic reviews.
Experience evaluating and synthesizing cost-effectiveness literature.
Record of peer-reviewed publication.
Experience working with specific reference and systematic review applications (EndNote and DistillerSR) and statistical software programs (SAS, SPSS).
All required knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed plus:
Knowledge of effective and efficient approaches to searches using Cochrane Library, PubMed, MEDLINE, and skills with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).
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