Job Description Summary:
This is a part-time Senior Research Associate position, focused on data
analysis, 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.
The Senior Research Associate will work on a number of research projects
including those aimed at understanding the impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection
during pregnancy and mechanisms of adverse pregnancy outcomes and an
international, multi-site study to redefine hemoglobin reference values
(anemia) in pregnancy. This position requires data analysis skill and
knowledge of RShiny as well as some coding experience.
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 be expected to work 10-15 hours each week
and will supervised day-to-day by the PI (Dr. Emily Smith). The initial
appointment is for six months, with opportunity for an extension after
successful completion of the six months.
Manage advanced data analysis with guidance from the PI and in
collaboration with other team members including those based at GWU and
external international collaborators
Develop RShiny dashboard to oversee project and assist with:
Data visualization tools
Real-time data entry and uploads
Participate in weekly or bi-weekly internal meetings and quarterly multi-
site collaborator meetings.
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 in a related discipline and 3
years of direct experience in the field. Degree must be conferred by the start
date of the position.
Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum
Master's degree, some doctoral-level coursework in epidemiology and
biostatistics, 5 years of experience in data analysis (SAS, R, or Stata),
and experience working with global partners to implement health research
Typical Hiring Range $29.01 - $42.32 How is pay for new employees determined
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
College/School/Department: Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH)
Family Research and Labs
Sub-Family Field Research
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 2
Hours Per Week: 15
Work Schedule: M-F, 11am-2pm; as needed.
Will this job require the employee to work on site? No
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: R001356
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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