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Research Specialist (Data) – Grand Forks, ND

Hiring Department: Center for Rural Health, School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Minimum Salary/Position Classification: $35,000 plus/year, Full-time, Benefited, Exempt
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm : Must be able to travel occasionally to national, regional, or local events/meetings.

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 5PM on the closing date.
Qualified internal applicants will receive first consideration.

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Position Details: Complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

Like research and working with data? Want to use your classroom experience in a practical setting? Is Grand Forks the town for you? Working in higher education may be the answer. The UND Center for Rural Health is seeking to fill an entry-level position. If you are a recent college graduate or expect to graduate soon, this may be the job for you!

The Research Specialist is a professional staff position which will provide research support to health workforce development activities and other projects as assigned.

Additional information about the UND Center for Rural Health can be viewed at: http://ruralhealth.und.edu/

Duties and responsibilities include:

Coordinate and facilitate data collection and data analysis.

  • Coordinate survey development and implement procedures for data collection
  • Create on-line surveys using Qualtrics
  • Administer paper copy and on-line surveys
  • Input data when utilizing hardcopy surveys
  • Create and maintain a schedule and history of surveys conducted
  • Clean and analyze primary and secondary data
  • Conduct interviews
  • Assist with focus groups
  • Transcribe and assist with analysis of interviews and/or focus groups
  • Prepare written reports of data findings, including charts and graphs

Project coordination and support.

  • Provide technical assistance to healthcare stakeholders
  • Work with statewide partners (scheduling meetings, minutes, report writing, work plan activities)
  • Coordinate special projects related to program objectives
  • Conduct literature reviews as necessary to inform outcome reporting
  • Plan, organize and direct administrative activities

Information dissemination and expansion of knowledge base.

  • Correspond with rural health stakeholders
  • Strengthen relations with rural health stakeholders, administrators, providers, healthcare partners and others
  • Public speaking (presentations and posters)
  • Dissemination of information to rural health stakeholders
  • Participate on committees
  • Keep current on rural health topics

This position will:

  • Collaborate effectively with project staff to meet shared goals and be dedicated to quality work.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment, meeting deadlines and achieving project objectives.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills, prioritize, multi-task, take initiative, and to work both independently and as a part of a team.
  • Learn new software as needed.
  • Use their knowledge of rural health dynamics.

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Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Management, Computer Science, Sociology, Psychology, or health related field. Will consider other degrees with relevant experience.
  • Experience with data collection and entry, survey construction, data interpretation and analysis, and report writing. (Experience may be related to academic coursework.)
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with statistical programs (e.g. SAS, SPSS, or equivalent).
  • Applications must include a formal resume and cover letter, in addition to the UND application.
  • Successful completion of criminal history background check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in survey implementation.
  • Experience in statistical analysis.
  • Experience with the internet, search engines, reference software, and online survey tools (e.g. PubMed, SurveyMonkey or Qualtrics, Refworks or equivalent).
  • Experience in grant program coordination.
  • Experience in presenting information to large and small groups.

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and AAO for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the form found at http://und.edu/affirmative-action/apcontrolcard.cfm. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

ND Veteran’s Preference
North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at http://und.edu/discover/_files/docs/annual-security-report.pdf. You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202.

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