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Research Specialist

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Research Specialist

  • R0042706
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Research
  • The University of Virginia
The Center on Tobacco Control Research & Policy within the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the University of Virginia Cancer Center seeks applicants for two new Research Specialist positions. The Research Specialists will support several community-based research projects that target tobacco prevention and control cancer initiatives across a range of populations including youth, rural populations, military populations and pregnant women. This position is based at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA working closely with Dr. Melissa A. Little and other faculty members within the Center on Tobacco Control Research & Policy.

The successful applicants will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects including several National Institutes of Health (NIH) and foundation grants. Most projects are intervention-based, including individually based telephone counseling, classroom-based interventions and text-messaging interventions. Candidates will be given the opportunity to contribute to study implementation, data analyses and manuscript writing.

The Center on Tobacco Control Research & Policy within the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the University of Virginia Cancer Center seeks applicants for two new Research Specialist positions. The Research Specialists will support several community-based research projects that target tobacco prevention and control cancer initiatives across a range of populations including youth, rural populations, military populations and pregnant women. This position is based at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA working closely with Dr. Melissa A. Little and other faculty members within the Center on Tobacco Control Research & Policy.

The successful applicants will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects including several National Institutes of Health (NIH) and foundation grants. Most projects are intervention-based, including individually based telephone counseling, classroom-based interventions and text-messaging interventions. Candidates will be given the opportunity to contribute to study implementation, data analyses and manuscript writing.

Responsibilities include:
  • Help develop protocols and IRB submissions.
  • Collect, screen, and verify data relating to human subject’s research.
  • Deliver behavioral interventions.
  • Assist with data management and analysis
  • May help author material for publications. May participate in presentations with Principal Investigators (PIs) at meetings or conferences.
  • May supervise student workers.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in public health, health sciences or a related field
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to follow instructions
  • Excellent communication skills, including with diverse audiences for recruitment and participant management efforts
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities
  • The ability to understand research processes and knowledge of general research procedures, including survey procedures
  • Proficiency with computer software, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Experience with behavioral intervention research is preferred.
  • Proficiency in SAS and conducting simple statistical analyses is preferred.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

To learn more visit:

Melissa A. Little: https://med.virginia.edu/phs/2017/09/15/little-melissa-a-ph-d/

Public Health Sciences: https://med.virginia.edu/phs/

Cancer Prevention & Population Health, UVA Cancer Center: https://uvahealth.com/services/cancer-research/research-programs/cancer-prevention-population-health

This is a restricted position, continuation will be subject to the continued availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check and health assessment per University policy.

TO APPLY:

Please visit UVA job board: https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and search for “R0042706”. Complete an application online and attach:

1. Cover letter to include your interest in the position and your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences

2. Resume or CV

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS:

Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0042706".

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. ***

For questions about the application process, please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter, rmo2r@virginia.edu . For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines:

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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