Job Description Summary:
A Senior Research Associate position, focused on data analysis, is available
in the Department of Global Health with Dr. Emily Smith's research group. The
research group focuses on how nutrition and infection shape healthy birth,
growth, and development across the lifecycle.
This experienced researcher carries out research/development activities by
using quantitative and qualitative methods to collect, analyze and report data
activities. Using a wide degree of creativity and latitude, the core
responsibilities of this position are to make detailed observations, analyze
data, and interpret results, with limited guidance from the Principal
Investigator. This position compiles results and prepares technical reports
and documentation of outcomes. This role is familiar with a variety of field
concepts, practices, and procedures, and can perform a variety of research
tasks. This position typically reports to a project supervisor or project
manager, and may provide guide to lower level staff.
The Senior Research Associate will support research on pilot studies and a
Phase I, dose escalation, clinical trial in Tanzania. The purpose of the study
is to identify the optimal dose of vitamin B12 supplementation during
pregnancy and to understand how nutrient utilization differs between pregnant
and non-pregnant people. The senior research associate will be supervised day-
to-day by the PI (Dr. Emily Smith). This role will be expected to work more
independently in directing the science and coordinating the partnerships
required to conduct the clinical trial. The initial appointment is for one
year, with opportunity for an extension after successful completion of the one
Carries out day-to-day study coordination and management with limited
guidance from Principal Investigator
Work with the senior level collaborators on pilot testing and clinical
Preparation and submission of regulatory documents in the US and Tanzania
Work closely with members of the study teams to master features,
reporting, and implementation of study activities
Collaborate with research team to field technical and non-technical
requests/problems and facilitate resolutions
Utilize technical knowledge to perform regular data quality checks to
ensure protocol compliance and manage technical issues
Manage the development of data collection tools
Manage the analysis, interpretation, and drafting of manuscripts generated
from the study findings.
Maintain all study documents, including recruitment and outreach
materials, database management and study data quality activities, and
documentation of major study decisions
Develop communications materials and organize team and stakeholder
Work collaboratively with international collaborators from diverse
Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties
does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically
related to the position.
Qualified candidates will hold a master's degree and 3 years of direct
experience in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date
of the position
Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum
• Clinical trial research experience required (Phase I/II trial
experience is a bonus)
• Master's Degree in Public Health or a related field
• Formal graduate-level training in epidemiology or related field
• Experience with regulatory issues in research
• Excellent project coordination & organizational skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Data analysis skills (SAS, R, or Stata) preferred
• Experience working with international collaborators preferred
Typical Hiring Range $60,578.66 - $88,355.13 How is pay for new employees
determined at GW?
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
College/School/Department: Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH)
Family Research and Labs
Sub-Family Laboratory Research
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 2
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: M-F, 9am-5pm; as needed.
Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes
Employee Onsite Status Full-time remote
Required Background Check Criminal History Screening,
Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace,
and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status
Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: R001358
Job Open Date: 07/15/2021
Job Close Date: 08/13/2021
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be
required as a condition of hire.
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer
that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability,
veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any
other basis prohibited by applicable law.
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