This position is full-time for work on grant-funded projects. The RP3 works in collaboration with faculty principal investigators and senior research staff to accomplish project goals and may provide direction to research staff and student research assistants.
Under direction of PI, incumbent will manage all aspects of one or multiple research projects of medium to high complexity. The RP3 will engage in day-to-day problem-solving required to ensure project objectives and goals are met on time and within budget, and is likely to work on multiple projects simultaneously and may have multiple reporting relationships.
Work is performed under general direction. The RP3 is responsible for ensuring ongoing compliance with federal and University rules governing human subjects research, confidential information, and project-specific protocols. Specific duties will vary based on specific project needs but success in the position requires the following essential skills and abilities:
- Communication skills: Strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences. Comfortable presenting to large groups including the public, other scientists or researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. Report writing skills including technical writing, developing effective charts or figures to convey research findings, editing, and literature reviews.
- Research management and planning skills: Able to develop and follow project protocols to collect both qualitative and quantitative data, assuring all data collection, data entry, and data coding/analyses are conducted with rigor. May be required to recruit research subjects, administer informed consent per regulations, answer questions about projects, develop and maintain a database for tracking project progress, record and clean data for analysis, create reports, and/or perform literature searches related to project needs. Ability to conceptualize a research project and manage multiple deadlines and research activities. Ability to contribute to research proposal writing.
- Qualitative data collection and analysis skills: Experience with interview and observational data collection techniques, document review, and qualitative analysis methods.
- Statistical analysis: Knowledge of basic statistical principles and statistics as demonstrated by: 1) ability to conduct basic descriptive and univariate analyses; 2) ability to understand and interpret statistical output for univariate and multivariate analyses; 3) ability to present statistical output in written format or verbal presentations.
- Data Management: Ability to forecast data analysis needs and structure and maintain datasets accordingly. Experience managing both qualitative and quantitative datasets.
- Independent skills: Able to organize work and schedules on multiple projects and complete all assignments independently and on time; proactively communicate with project teams to identify and resolve any scheduling conflicts
- Problem solving skills: Able to analyze and solve complex research questions and day-to-day implementation problems. Uses appropriate professional judgment to involve others in more complex problems but offers ideas and potential solutions.
Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation):
- Near-Continuous Use of Video Display
- Normal Office Environment
- Lift up to 25lbs
Minimum Beginning Bi-weekly Salary: $2,235.20