The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a Chronic Disease Evaluator for the Prevention Research Center located in Charleston, WV. This position is responsible for performing work under the general supervision of the WV Prevention Research Center (WVPRC) Deputy Director and will perform duties associated with program/project analytical research and statistical evaluation to assist and support the vision, mission and goals the WVPRC. This position will use principles, practices and techniques with some independent judgment related to research design and methodology, survey instrumentation, sampling methodology; determine the scope and size of samples and resources and have a working knowledge of federal and state policies.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
- Analyze and evaluate state and local programs.
- Provide technical support on evaluation methodologies.
- Determine the scope and size of samples and resources to be used.
- Edit statistical data for accuracy, completeness and consistency.
- Assist with the development of reporting measures.
- Prepare tables, charts and written research reports of evaluation results.
- Write reports for publication.
- Conduct literature reviews and writes summaries of empirical research to provide a context for research and evaluation studies.
- Engage in data management practices and prepares data for analysis.
- Facilitate the development and maintenance of the WVDHHR/WVPRC evaluation plan.
- Provide consultative, technical assistance and professional presentations as requested.
- Provide support in grant writing opportunities.
- Participates in cross state opportunities with peers.
- Participate in webinars and other online educational opportunities.
- Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in Mathematics, Statistics, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Evaluation Research, Behavioral Science, Criminology or related social science.
- One (1) year of experience:
- Full-time or part-time equivalent paid experience in research work to include evaluation designs, statistical analysis, preparing written research and/or technical reports and use of statistical software programs.
- Six semester hours of completed graduate level coursework in Research Methods, Statistics, or advanced Mathematics from a regionally accredited college or university may substitute for the required experience.
- Knowledge of the principals, practices and techniques related to evaluation such as research design and methodology, survey instrumentation. sampling methodology and a working knowledge of state and federal policy.
- An understanding of public health systems and the risk factors associated with chronic disease.
- Knowledge of basic rights of human subjects in research and the institutional review board process.
- High level skills in both written and verbal communication.
- High level customer service and interpersonal relationship skills
- Leadership skills are not required but are highly valued
- Experience with computer Microsoft Office programs such as Access, Excel and Word
- Ability to use statistical package software such as SAS and SPSS.