Research Assistant

Maryland, United States
05 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD 
Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: [[Commensurate with experience]]
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: [[Monday - Friday, up to 27 hours per week. ]] 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001141-Health Systems 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

General Summary/Purpose

This position will be created in order to primarily conduct data management activities for the BIGRS project and assist with the creation of research products related to this task

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

The research assistant will assist on cleaning, compiling, ensuring the quality of the BIGRS data, and providing feedback to the city managers and local teams on how to enhance the quality of the data. Also, the research assistant will help on the designing of templates, forms, etc for data collection for the BIGRS project. The research assistant will assist the data analysis for the BIGRS project, writing up research papers in collaboration with the IIRU Team and will conduct other tasks with the IIRU team such as peer-review of drafts, writing reports and briefs, conducting literature searches to support faculty in research efforts, etc.

** This has an end date of 7/15/2019 **

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in public health, economics or engineering

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in a public health area

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Data management skills including a good level of proficiency using Stata and Excel. Spoken and writing English. Good team work, flexibility and communication skills are required for this post.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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