Working under moderate supervision, this Research Associate will perform research work in social behavioral sciences on various funded projects at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research & Education. Initially, the person who fills this position will be involved in the Bureau of Justice Assistance Northern District of Ohio Opioid Data Sharing Action Plan. This initiative formed a multidisciplinary group to lay the groundwork for improved access to and sharing of timely, accurate, and integrated law enforcement, healthcare, and social welfare data to inform more effectively opioid best practices and policymaking in Ohio. Core areas of work will be on pilot projects that explore the cleaning, merging, and analysis of large data sets of secondary data supplied by multidisciplinary organizations and coordinating interviews/focus groups and conducting surveys. The ideal candidate can support all phases of this initiative and others and has experience with continuous quality improvement operations.
The person who fills this position will be expected to perform ongoing quantitative and qualitative data management and analysis; analyze quantitative data using SPSS statistical analysis software or other software programs (e.g., SAS), including geospatial analysis (e.g., ArcGIS, Tableau, R/R Studio); build and maintain basic relational databases, run queries, create tables, and populate existing tables with new data; meet with local and regional agencies/organizations to facilitate access to and sharing of data and provide technical assistance; assist with comprehensive program report preparation and writing; carry out complex and new data analyses within newly identified pilot projects; collect data during interviews and focus groups; and may direct work of students and research assistants.
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree or higher in social service or relevant field. Three or more years of relevant work experience required. Experience working with non-profit agencies, health systems, public health, and conducting or participating in program research and/or evaluation preferred. Candidate must be highly organized with strong quantitative and qualitative data skills; proficient with statistical analysis packages such as SPSS; able to assist with the development and execution of data management, analyses and process and program reporting; experienced in Microsoft Suite (Word, Access, Excel), email and internet applications. Familiarity with applications or analytic supports such as ArcGIS, Tableau, Teleform, REDCap, Qualtrics/Survey Monkey, Data Query Language, and SPSS Syntax a definite plus; able to work collaboratively in a small team environment; able to work with general supervision while being highly self-motivated and self-directed; and possess excellent interpersonal and written communication skills. Experience responding to RFPs and obtaining external grant funding a definite plus.
General working conditions. May be required to occasionally attend an evening or weekend meeting.
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