Research Specialist

University Of Vermont Burlington , VT 05402

Posted 2 months ago

Position Details

Advertising/Posting Title Research Specialist Diversity Statement The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. Posting Summary

Support research and evaluation activities conducted by the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP). Perform advanced data extraction, cleaning, and management tasks and write reports of analyses on healthcare data gathered from multiple sources (e.g. all-payer claims, medical records, and health and human service organizations) across the state. Design and implement data management systems, author data analysis plans, and select and use existing healthcare measures in collaboration with program leadership.

Prepare healthcare datasets for advanced statistical analyses, ensuring reproducibility, confidentiality, and compliance with applicable regulations. Work as a member of the Health Services Research team at VCHIP supporting grant writing and dissemination of findings. Conduct structured medical literature searches, and maintain an electronic reference manager in support of research efforts, grant writing, and manuscript production. Draft IRB protocols and amendments in collaboration with principal investigator(s), maintain research compliance binders, and develop a comprehensive knowledge of each protocol's procedures.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

Master's degree or higher in biostatistics or social sciences with a quantitative focus and four to five years' experience in research and/or program evaluation using statistical software (STATA, SAS, and/or SPSS) and Microsoft EXCEL required. Effective project management, technical writing, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills required.

Desirable Qualifications

Expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods and complex statistical analyses highly desirable. Experience with database languages (e.g.

SQL) highly desirable. Previous work involving health care reform and/or quality improvement activities highly desirable.

Other Information

A six-month probationary period is required.

Position is contingent upon continued funding.

Special Conditions A probationary period may be required, Contingent on continued funding, A probationary period may be required for current UVM employees FLSA Exempt Hiring Min (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 39000.00 Payband Max (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 74100.00 Staff Hiring Band Hiring salary budgeted at mid pay band Staff Union Code NU

Posting Details

Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.

Job Open Date 09/05/2019 Job Close Date (Jobs close at 11:59 PM EST.) Open Until Filled No

Position Information

Position Title Research Specialist Posting Number S2232PO Department Pediatrics/55700 Position Number 00024377 Employee FTE 1.0 Employee Term 12

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