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Population Research Project Associate III, School of Public Health - Qual

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Village, Texas
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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Position Type
Research Scientist / Analyst
Full Time
Medical Anthropology
Organization Type
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With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, UT Southwestern is committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. At UT Southwestern, we invest in you with opportunities for career growth and development that align with your future goals and help to provide security for you and your family. Our highly competitive benefits package offers healthcare, PTO and paid holidays, on-site childcare, wage, merit increases and so much more that are all available on the day you start work. UT Southwestern is honored to be a Veteran Friendly work environment that is home to approximately 800 veterans. We value your integrity, dedication, and the commitment you've made to our country. We're proud to support your next mission. Ranked by Forbes as one of the Top 10 National Employers, we invite you to be a part of the UT Southwestern team where you'll discover teamwork, professionalism, and consistent opportunities for growth.

Job Summary

UT Southwestern Medical Center is hiring for Population Research Project Associate III, School of Public Health

Experience and Education

  • Ph.D. in related field with major coursework in field of assignment and two (2) years research experience in public health, behavioral science or social science OR;

  • Master's degree in related field and six (6) years experience in behavioral, social science or public health OR;

  • Bachelor's degree in related field and eight (8) years experience in behavioral, social science or public health.

  • Prefer bilingual fluency in English and Spanish.

Job Duties

  • Perform qualitative interviews and/or administer quantitative surveys to research participants.

  • Prepare multiple, complex protocols and detailed summaries for multiple research studies

  • Apply advanced knowledge of research methodology and techniques to develop more complex survey instruments; evaluate methodologies and tools and make plans for the implementation of modifications for improvement.

  • Analyze and interpret complex data sets in conjunction with principal investigators, statisticians and other members of the research team.

  • Prepares presentations and written reports and analysis setting forth progress, trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.

  • Contribute signficantly to reports, papers and other publications; prepares tables and graphs for publication and presentation.

  • Contribute significantly to the development and submission of grant proposals

  • Train lower level personnel and peers in research methodology, protocol development, survey development and administration and other relevant skill areas

  • **Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills and Experience

  • Applied, research-focused expertise in a social/behavioral science field with qualitative methods training (e.g. public health, medical anthropology, medical sociology)

  • Extensive experience conducting qualitative data collection including: semi-structured interviews, cognitive interviews, motivational interviewing, structured observation, focus group facilitation; and ability to develop qualitative data collection instruments

  • Extensive experience conducting qualitative data analysis including: codebook development, thematic coding, thematic synthesis, interpretation of findings; and ability to develop qualitative data analysis instruments • Experience leading and contributing to research products including: peer-reviewed manuscripts, White Papers, conference posters and presentations, reports to funders and stakeholders

  • Facility with conducting literature searches and synthesis

  • Experience training personnel in qualitative research methodology and skills

  • Proficiency in NVivo and/or other qualitative data management software

  • Proficiency in Endnote and/or other reference software

  • Bilingual English-Spanish preferred but not required

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