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.
Independently designs evidence synthesis methods and conducts searches according to established criteria. Obtains, synthesizes, and maintains (in a range of formats) information from a variety of sources, including research publications, multiple databases, web sources, and policy sources.
Independently prepares initial drafts of research, policy, or other types of reports according to established formats and standards, ensuring accuracy and clarity, and using narrative text, tables, and appropriate illustrations. Creates and manages references in a reference software program.
Independently tracks report progress, anticipating next steps, and gathering required information from internal and external contacts to produce high-quality, timely reports.
Communication and Dissemination: Develops and maintains effective relationships with Center clients, internal and external evidence resources, and a wide variety of state and federal governmental organizations and community groups.
Master's degree relevant to health research and 3 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
Ability to create and implement a search strategy to identify relevant health research
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 meet deadlines
Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
MPH or PhD with a concentration in epidemiology or biostatistics
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)
Knowledge of effective and efficient approaches to searches using Cochrane Library, PubMed, MEDLINE, and skills with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
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