Research Associate

first_imgFaculty Global Health Research AssociateDepartment of EpidemiologyInstitute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School ofMedicineA full-time Faculty Research Associate in Epidemiology that will bebased full-time in Nigeria or Zambia. The primary goal ofthe scientist is to further research and implementation science inthe UMB Nigeria or Zambia office. To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, curriculumvitae, research statement, and contact information for 3 referencesto: [email protected] University of Maryland School of Medicine offers a competitivesalary and benefits. Appointments are made commensurate witheducation and experience. The University of Maryland, Baltimore isan Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities,women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged toapply. Qualifications : Prior experience in monitoring, designing, and implementingprograms in health, HIV/AIDS, TB, MCH, or health systemsstrengthening, with demonstrated supervision experience.Prior experience in using electronic medical recordsExperience in impact and evaluation studies design andexecutionA familiarity with US Government Agencies and PEPFAR reportingrequirements.Analysis and data management skills as well as demonstratedanalytical skills and experience in identifying and evaluating bestpractices and state-of-the-art approaches to be utilized by publichealth projectsExperience working in global health and in developingcountriesExperience working with statistical software platforms (R,STATA, SAS, SPSS etc.),Excellent written and oral communication skills inEnglish.Ability to communicate and coordinate effectively with donors,ministries of health, project partnersAbility to train and develop mid-level staff capacity in datacollection, analysis, and usecenter_img Undertake advanced analysis of existing program data anddatasets to answer questions of interest from a program improvementand implementation science perspective. The scientist will supportall COPs in analyzing their program data to identify existinggaps.Work with SI team to ensure analytic data sets can be createdfrom electronic medical record data.The Research Associate will support the Technical Director orPrincipal Investigator in conducting evaluations (mid-term andend-line) of programs, as well as designing an implementing suchprotocols. Finally the scientist will assist with grantdevelopment, particularly research-oriented grants such asNIH.The Research Associate will also help to build research andwriting capacity among in-country staff. This will mean mentoringyoung researchers and developing skills among study nurses andother support staff.Generate outcome and impact evidence from multiple data sourcesfor use by the Technical Leads to inform organizational strategyand program design. Report on the project’s Performance MonitoringPlans (PMP) in collaboration with field program and MEPMTeams.Work with HQ technical leadership to integrate relevantcomponents into MEPM frameworks.Support in the collection and monitoring of all MEPM activitiesunder projects – this includes reviewing data collection tools,supervising and/or conducting reports from fieldwork, conductingdata analysis and interpretation of findings.Lead design of public health evaluations and contribute tomethods development for Implementation Science projectsActively participate and contribute to publications in peerreviewed journals and other program briefs and manuscriptsProvide data collection and outcome indicator input for MEPMdevelopment for proposal preparationThis is a full-time position in Nigeria or Zambia,international assignment compensation and benefits areincluded. PhD in epidemiology or biostatistics with research experienceand publications.last_img read more