Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Position available: Research Specialist (staff position)

I am hiring a Research Specialist (staff position). I am hoping you can share this posting widely across your networks to attract top candidates with data experience. This person would join my Health Services Research Team at VCHIP.
Thanks! Valerie

Title: Research Specialist
Job Summary: Maintain, analyze, and report on data gathered from multiple healthcare-related sources (e.g. all-payer claims, primary care practices, specialty care practices, and health and human service organizations) across the state in support of research and evaluation activities conducted by the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP).  Assist in the design and implementation of data management systems in collaboration with program leadership. Export and merge datasets for analyses, ensuring confidentiality of research materials and compliance with applicable regulations. Conduct structured literature searches, and create and maintain an electronic reference manager in support of research efforts and manuscript production. Draft IRB protocols and amendments in collaboration with principal investigator; maintain research compliance binders, maintain comprehensive knowledge of each protocol’s procedures. Conduct descriptive analyses on new and existing data and write detailed reports on evaluation and research methods and results on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in health or social sciences (e.g. biostatistics, psychology, public health, nursing, biology) and 4-5 years of research and data management experience required. Experience with statistical software (SAS, STATA, and/or SPSS), word processing, spreadsheets, and databases required.  Effective project management, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills required.

Valerie Harder, PhD, MHS
Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP)
Director, Health Services Research Team
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry
Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont
Office: 802-656-2652

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