The purpose of this position is to provide analytic support and project support for meeting critical deadlines for ongoing epidemiological research projects. The Research Associate serves as a mid-level member of a small research team. This research team primarily studies agent-based models (ABM) and their application to population health research and health policy, specifically HIV and overdose risk prevention among vulnerable populations. The position will be responsible for meeting with PhD students and Investigators on a weekly basis to provide analytic and project support. This position is key to helping our projects move through each stage of the research process toward publication in a timely manner. Major responsibilities of this position include: Manage data and conduct analyses and provide project management and researcher support, The ideal candidate will have prior experience working in a research environment. The candidate should also have excellent communication skills, as they will be a central position that serves a multidisciplinary team.
Required: Masterâ™s degree in a scientific field, data science, or Public Health
1+ years of experience with research computing or microsimulation modeling
1+ years Python coding experience or experience working with Linux/UNIX systems
1+ years of experience with software such as R, SAS, or MatLab.
Troubleshooting skills, ability to identify and resolve issues in an efficient manner
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities and deadlines
Previous experience on a multidisciplinary team whose technical backgrounds vary widely
Background Check: Criminal and Education
This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 6/30/20. Fixed term position are renewable upon available funding
We are a dynamic and active research group focused on substance use epidemiology, infectious diseases, and the social, environmental, and structural determinants of health of urban populations. Our work seeks to improve the health of people who use drugs. We employ a variety of methods in our research, including agent-based modeling, observational analyses, clinical trials, and public health surveillance. Our research group is dedicated to the rapid dissemination of study results to inform public health policy and practice. We work closely and collaboratively with government agencies and community partners to ensure that our research positively benefits the publicâ™s health.
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Department of Epidemiology
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Internal Number: REQ156464
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