The Swetland Center has ongoing opportunities for students, trainees, and professionals from a variety of disciplines to engage in meaningful research that will have an impact on environmental health in greater Cleveland and beyond. Case Western Reserve University is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging excellence through diversity. Qualified women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Research Assistant 3/4
Community Engaged Research Specialist
Join our team or spread the word about our Community Engaged Research Specialist opening. We are looking for a highly motivated and organized individual with knowledge of food systems, social justice, health equity, and/or environmental justice and with experience in community-based programming and/or applied population health research. This individual will coordinate two intervention components of the Nourishing Power Network - the Nourishing Power Fellowship and Networking - as well as support the research efforts more broadly. A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position.
- If this sounds like you and you have 3-5 years of work experience, read more about the opportunity and apply here by searching for Job ID #10498.
- If this sounds like you and you have 5-8 years of work experience, read more about the opportunity and apply here by searching Job #10499.
Please note there are two postings for this position but only one will be filled. Applicants should review both postings to determine which to apply for based on experience.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage those interested to submit applications by September 26.
The Swetland Center for Environmental Health within the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Science at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has a Research Associate responsible for developing, maintaining, and disseminating quantitative and qualitative data from complex systems used for research and evaluation projects of the center. Successful candidates will have a minimum of 1 to 5 years of experience conducting applied population health research in non-clinical settings. Preference will be given to candidates with at least 1 year of experience developing study protocols and managing data systems for community-engaged mixed methods research. The Research Associate must uphold the values of the Center including a commitment to racial justice, collaboration, community engagement, inclusivity, and innovation.
The Research Associate will contribute to studies focused on food systems and health equity and stakeholder engagement in community systems science. They will serve as a leader within the Evaluation Core of the center working directly with the Center Director, research scientists and associates, research project leads, and study staff. The Research Associate will lead data collection and management processes and trainings across local, state, and national teams of collaborators as identified within projects. They will facilitate the implementation of all data-related study procedures within multiple existing and emergent applied population health research studies. They will provide expert service in leading the development of quantitative and qualitative study protocols and will be responsible for coordinating and implementing standard operating procedures related to human subjects protection, participant recruitment and retention, data collection using multiple methodologies, data management and organization, and data analysis and interpretation. The Research Associate will provide leadership to annual quality improvement projects on data management processes of the center and will contribute to the dissemination of research findings via presentations, publications, toolkits, and other products to promote translation to various audiences.
For a full description of this position and to apply click HERE.
Graduate Research Assistantship
The Statewide and National Community Nutrition Research Project
The Statewide and National Community Nutrition Research Project is a collaborative research partnership of multiple community nutrition studies throughout the state of Ohio and nationally, including the Building Capacity for Obesity Prevention study, Ohio Produce Perks Evaluation, and evaluation capacity building of national incentive programming via FM Tracks software.
The Graduate Assistant will support community and stakeholder-engaged research focused on the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based policy, systems, and environmental interventions designed to promote community nutrition in diverse settings. The Graduate Assistant will work with study team members to design and evaluate community nutrition interventions (i.e., nutrition incentive programming, healthy food retail, farmers’ markets, etc.), including the expansion, maintenance and implementation PSE READI tool and FM Engage app, training, qualitative data collection, data analysis, and interpretation. The GA will also help with other project-specific tasks as needed.
Candidate must currently be enrolled as a graduate student at CWRU. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in qualitative research methods and community nutrition. Applicants will be considered based on the following skills set:
1. Experience in qualitative data collection methods including interviews
2. Experience organizing data, literature, and relevant documentation
3. Excellent written and oral communication skills with capacity to communicate complex ideas to diverse audiences
4. Excellent attention to detail
5. Ability to work collaboratively in cross-function teams comprised of individuals from various academic departments, stakeholders and community partners
6. Ability to be motivated, self-directed, and independent
7. Ability to meet consistent attendance. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and cross-institutional staff.
Interested applicants must be a CWRU student. To apply for the graduate research assistantship position, applicants should complete an application (through handshake), attach course schedule, CV/resume, and cover letter indicating your research experience and interest in the position. You can also email your application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate that you are applying for the “Community Nutrition Graduate Research Assistantship”. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled with the goal of starting the position ASAP. Please direct questions to Dr. Owusua Yamoah at email@example.com
Graduate Research Assistantship
HEALing Communities Study
The graduate student will assist with and provide support for research activities of the Ohio HEALing Communities Study. The study is a randomized controlled community trial that seeks to reduce opioid fatalities in 18 counties in Ohio through implementation research to increase delivery of evidence-based interventions such as naloxone distribution, medically assisted treatment, safer prescribing and stigma reduction. All intervention packages will be tailored at the county level based on extensive engagement with local community coalitions and through examination of local opioid use disorder data trends. Under the direction of the Senior Project Director, the graduate research assistant will be working with investigators and support data collection, scientific literature reviews, protocol refinement, and training coordination. The graduate research assistantship may involve some travel within the state of Ohio. All travel will be reimbursed. The position will require some in-person work at the Swetland Center.
Candidate must currently be enrolled as a graduate student at CWRU. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in community-engaged research and opioid use disorders. Applicants will be considered based on the following skills set:
- Experience in community engaged work
- Experience organizing data and relevant documentation
- Excellent written and oral communication skills with capacity to communicate complex ideas to diverse audiences
- Excellent attention to detail
- Ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams comprised of individuals from various academic departments and community sectors
- Ability to be motivated, self-directed, and independent
- Ability to meet consistent attendance. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and cross-institutional staff
Interested applicants must be a CWRU student. To apply for the graduate research assistantship position, applicants should complete an application, indicate that you are applying for the “HCS Graduate Research Assistantship”, attach course schedule, CV/resume, and cover letter indicating your research experience and interest in the position. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled with the goal of starting the position ASAP. Please direct questions to Sara Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.