May 1, 2015 | Job Opportunities

1.Position:  Research Assistants 

Organization: Children’s hospital at Montefiore

Posting date: May 1st, 2015

Location: Bronx, New York

SUMMARY: We are currently looking for research assistants to help with participant recruitment during the summer from clinics, the inpatient unit, emergency room at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore as well as school based health clinics in the Bronx. Potential opportunities exist in database construction, coding, entry and analysis in SAS. It would require a commitment of 2-5 weekday afternoons per week during the summer.

Details of the research project: Study title (Reproductive Coercion and Sexually Transmitted Infections among Bronx Adolescent Girls). Girls aged 14-17years will be recruited during a clinic visit at Montefiore outpatient pediatric practices, adolescent inpatient service, and emergency room. Informed consent will be obtained; parental consent is waived. Participants will complete a self-administered 46-item survey that includes measures of reproductive coercion, IPV, relationship type, and partner communication. Lifetime reproductive coercion will be measured by a validated 9-item tool and IPV by a validated 3-item tool where a positive response to any item indicates coercion or IPV, respectively. Relationship type will be categorized as casual or committed and partner communication will be measured by 2 validated 3- item tools. Results of pregnancy, chlamydia, and gonorrhea tests, if ordered, will be obtained from EMR. Recruitment is planned to begin April 1, 2015 and continue until 750 participants are enrolled in order to detect a significant association (α=.05) of reproductive coercion with high-risk sex (no protection at last sex). Differences in high-risk sex and chlamydia or gonorrhea infection based upon exposure to lifetime reproductive coercion will be assessed via logistic regression models to adjust for covariates.

For further information: Please contact jnorthri@montefiore.org

 

2.Position:  Research Data Specialist II

Organization: Weill Cornell Medical College

Posting date: May 1, 2015

Location: New York

SUMMARY: Develop and manage databases for NIMH-funded grants.  Conduct statistical analyses for research on late-life mood disorders. This is a half-time position (17.5 hours/week). Job responsibilities include:

  • Use Microsoft Access to develop and manage linked research study databases.
  • Create databases using SAS and/or SPSS for longitudinal data analyses
  • Conduct descriptive and preliminary statistical analyses using SAS, SPSS, and/or STATA under supervision of statistician.
  • Determine appropriate methods for data entry.
  • Participate in creation of assessment and other research forms,
  • Supervise and train data entry staff.
  • Design and implement procedures for data auditing and data cleaning
  • Report to Principal Investigator on quality/integrity of data and generate periodic conduct-of-study reports.
  • Collaborate with research partner sites to maintain data management protocols.
  • Develop scoring algorithms in collaboration with investigators
  • Participate in study design and implementation with research team.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum requirements include: Bachelor’s degree, Approximately two years related work experience, Knowledge of Microsoft Access and working knowledge of descriptive statistics, and Experience with relational databases and SAS. Highly desired requirements include a Master’s degree.

For further information: Please contact Joanna Seirup (jos2065@med.cornell.edu)

 

3.Position:   Research Associate/Mixed Methods Researcher

Organization: Institute for Community Research (ICR)

Posting date: May 1, 2015

Location: Greater Hartford, CT area

SUMMARY: The Institute for Community Research (ICR) has an immediate opening for a full time entry-level Research Associate to work on a 3-year mixed methods study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). This study is an in-depth assessment of the HIV test-and-treat continuum of services and system dynamics that affect whether people at risk of HIV get tested and people with HIV initiate and maintain HIV treatment to achieve and sustain viral suppression. The study is being conducted in the Greater Hartford, CT area. Findings from this study will contribute to an in-depth understanding of the HIV “treatment cascade” and contribute to the development of a systems model that can inform decisions on how to reduce HIV community viral load (CVL). The Research Associate on this project works under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and will join the team of four investigators and the field staff to participate in all aspects of the study. Specifically, this entry-level Research Associate will: 1) conduct qualitative in-depth interviews and observe and document group model building interviews; 2) oversee qualitative data management, processing and coding using Atlas.ti; 3) participate in instrument development/revision; 4) set up, manage, and clean/process survey and other quantitative datasets to prepare them for analysis; 5) assist with integrating quantitative and qualitative project data and participate with other project investigators on analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data and systems model building; 6) work with outreach workers to locate study participants for follow-up surveys/interviews; and 7) participate in writing regular reports, sharing project findings with the community, and writing peer reviewed publications, including as lead author on some. The Research Associate will be encouraged to participate in writing subsequent research grant(s), which may include his/her own independent research grant applications. The position is intended to give the Research Associate significant experience in the full range of community research activities as a path to develop skills needed to become an independent community-based researcher to contribute to future ICR NIH-funded and other research efforts.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in social or behavioral science or public health, with training in qualitative/ethnographic and quantitative/ statistical research methods AND at least 3 years of field experience conducting community research or intervention, preferably with people at risk of or living with HIV in an urban U.S. setting; OR MA or MS in relevant field and 7 years of experience working with mixed research methods data.

  • Evidence of publications or potential for publications productivity.
  • Ability and willingness to set up, manage, clean, process and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data for a large mixed methods study.
  • Flexible, able to work cooperatively with project staff and participants and collaborating organizations as a team member; ability to work independently and exercise discretion and good judgment in job functions.
  • Facility with standard MS Office applications and with data processing and analytical software, especially Atlas.ti and SPSS.
  • Excellent writing, communication, management, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to generate federal reports, assist with or take the lead on grant applications, public presentations, and other written and oral reporting and dissemination activities; publication track record or indication of publication productivity needed.

 

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: ICR is an independent, non-profit community-based research organization located in Hartford, which conducts mixed methods and collaborative research in partnership with communities and others on health, community well-being, disparities, and social justice issues. This project is being conducted in partnership with several HIV health and service organizations in the Hartford area. Details on ICR are available at www.incommunityresearch.org.

 

How to apply: Send letter of introduction, resume and writing sample(s) to: Human Resources Office Institute for Community Research, 2 Hartford Square West, Suite 100, 146 Wyllys Street, Hartford, CT  06106-5128. Or email materials to: Emily.marble@icrweb.org

 

  4.Position:  Outreach/Interviewer (2 full-time positions)

Organization: Institute for Community Research (ICR)

Posting date: May 1st, 2015

Location: Hartford, CT

SUMMARY: The Institute for Community Research (ICR), a non-profit community-based research organization, has two openings for full-time Outreach/Interviewers on a federally-funded study of people with HIV and people at high risk of HIV infection in Hartford, CT. The project is being conducted in partnership with several HIV health and service organizations in the Hartford area. The Outreach/Interviewers will recruit participants and conduct follow-up through street outreach and referrals from local health and service organizations. They also will conduct surveys of people with HIV and those at high risk about their HIV risk behaviors (including drug use and sexual practices) and their use of HIV testing and treatment services in the region. ICR offers a supportive, multi-ethnic and interdisciplinary work environment and excellent opportunities for growth.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Develop familiarity with the community in order to locate study participants for interviews and surveys and to find them for follow-up.
  2. Work with the project staff from both ICR and collaborating community health and service organizations to recruit service providers for group interviews and to recruit people with HIV and those at high risk for group interviews and for initial and follow-up surveys and interviews.
  3. Conduct initial and follow-up risk assessment survey interviews with project participants, abiding strictly by ICR and project protocols.
  4. Abide by all regulations for the protection of human research participants and proper scientific conduct.

QUALIFICATIONS: General knowledge and experience with populations at high risk of HIV and people with HIV.  Significant experience with street outreach and follow-up tracking.  Knowledge of Hartford neighborhoods is a plus.  Experience with one-to-one interviewing; good interpersonal/communications skills; attention to detail; excellent organizational skills; team player; at least high school diploma.  A current driver’s license for local driving to conduct outreach is required. Members of the target communities strongly encouraged to apply.  Seeking to fill at least one position with a bilingual/bicultural Spanish speaker.

How to apply: Please send cover letter and resume to: Human Resources Department, Institute for Community Research, 2 Hartford Square West, Suite 100, Hartford,                                    CT 06106-5128. Or email letter and resume to: Emily.marble@icrweb.org

 

5.Position:  Research Data Specialist II

Organization: Psychiatry department, division of Geriatics, CUNY

Posting date: April 28th, 2015

Location: New York

SUMMARY: Develop and manage databases for NIMH-funded grants.  Conduct statistical analyses for research on late-life mood disorders. This is a half-time position (17.5 hours/week). Position activities include:

  • Use Microsoft Access to develop and manage linked research study databases.
  • Create databases using SAS and/or SPSS for longitudinal data analyses
  • Conduct descriptive and preliminary statistical analyses using SAS, SPSS, and/or STATA under supervision of statistician.
  • Determine appropriate methods for data entry.
  • Participate in creation of assessment and other research forms,
  • Supervise and train data entry staff.
  • Design and implement procedures for data auditing and data cleaning
  • Report to Principal Investigator on quality/integrity of data and generate periodic conduct-of-study reports.
  • Collaborate with research partner sites to maintain data management protocols.
  • Develop scoring algorithms in collaboration with investigators
  • Participate in study design and implementation with research team.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Requirements include:  Bachelor’s degree, Approximately two years related work experience, Knowledge of Microsoft Access and working knowledge of descriptive statistics, Experience with relational databases and SAS. Highly desired requirements include a Master’s degree.

 For further information: Please contact Joanna Seirup (jos2065@med.cornell.edu)

 

6.Position:  Supervisor – Project/Program

Organization: JD Supervisor- Project/program

Posting date: May 1, 2015

Location: New York

SUMMARY: The position of Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day direction of work flow and staff. The Supervisor ensures contractual obligations are met by identifying, recommending, and/or developing quality improvement strategies through the evaluation of staff performance standards and project performance measures. Essential job  Duties include: Manage the business services team and performance including the resource room, workshop, job development and retention functions, Perform tasks to assure project and program service level requirements and adherence goals are met Assume leadership responsibility for department tasks and activities as required, Attend calibration sessions for the purpose of keeping current on quality changes Facilitate and deliver training as required under department guidelines, Evaluate employee performance and identify training needs and development opportunities Maintain department records and manage requirement reporting needs, Maintain schedule flexibility due to business needs; anticipate assigned shift change at any time Act as a central Point of Contact as required.

QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma required, Bachelor’s degree in Social Services preferred, Experience in Welfare to Work program a plus, Two years’ experience In a supervisory position and two – five years’ experience in a social service setting, job development or employment counseling, Excellent management skills, Ability to use computer software such as Microsoft Word and Excel, Ability to work with community groups and the public, Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, Ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment, Ability to successfully execute many complex tasks simultaneously, Ability to work as a team member, as well as independently

 

How to apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to Ms. Attiqa Mirza at amirza@hunter.cuny.edu

 

7.Position:  Part Time Office Assistant

Organization: Chinese Community Center of Flushing

Posting date: May 1, 2015

Location: Flushing, New York

SUMMARY: Teaching senior citizen computer/ I-Pad skills and help with computer problem in the office.

QUALIFICATIONS: Be patient, able to communicate with Mandarin and English

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Chinese Community Center of Flushing is a local grassroots non-profit organization founded in 2011, we offer a broad range of activities and services to our local community that are dedicated to promoting, inspiring, and enriching the lives of Chinese children, adults, and families through programs that help their social, spiritual, and educational needs.

Our Mission

The mission of CCCF is to promote, inspire and enrich the lives of Chinese children, adults and families through programs that help their social, spiritual and educational needs.  CCCF offers a broad range of activities and services for underserved populations in the larger Flushing community.

Our Goals:

  1. To provide educational, recreational, cultural, health, and career-building opportunities for youth and adults that nurture and sustain their social, mental, and spiritual well-being.
  2. To provide learning opportunities that imparts Chinese culture and traditions to the next generation.

 

How to apply: If you are interested, please contact Anna Li at: 347-542-3700. Email: anna.li@cccflushing.org. Address: 43-17 Union ST. Flushing, NY 11355.

 

8.Position:  Research Data Specialist II

Organization: Psychiatry department, division of Geriatics, CUNY

Posting date: April 28th, 2015

Location: New York

SUMMARY: Develop and manage databases for NIMH-funded grants.  Conduct statistical analyses for research on late-life mood disorders. This is a half-time position (17.5 hours/week). Position activities include:

  • Use Microsoft Access to develop and manage linked research study databases.
  • Create databases using SAS and/or SPSS for longitudinal data analyses
  • Conduct descriptive and preliminary statistical analyses using SAS, SPSS, and/or STATA under supervision of statistician.
  • Determine appropriate methods for data entry.
  • Participate in creation of assessment and other research forms,
  • Supervise and train data entry staff.
  • Design and implement procedures for data auditing and data cleaning
  • Report to Principal Investigator on quality/integrity of data and generate periodic conduct-of-study reports.
  • Collaborate with research partner sites to maintain data management protocols.
  • Develop scoring algorithms in collaboration with investigators
  • Participate in study design and implementation with research team.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Requirements include:  Bachelor’s degree, Approximately two years related work experience, Knowledge of Microsoft Access and working knowledge of descriptive statistics, Experience with relational databases and SAS. Highly desired requirements include a Master’s degree.

 For further information: Please contact Joanna Seirup (jos2065@med.cornell.edu)